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We have recently identified and cloned the gene for a cytosolic polypeptide, designated oncoprotein 18 (Op18), which is expressed in acute lymphocytic leukemia and some solid tumors including neuroblastoma. Op18 is phosphorylated upon treatment of lymphoid cells with phorbol myristate acetate. We have proposed that unphosphorylated Op18 plays a role in(More)
High level expression of the nm23-H1 gene, which encodes for a nucleoside diphosphate kinase, has been found to correlate with diminished metastasis in some tumors but not in others. We have previously identified the protein product of the nm23-H1 gene in two-dimensional electrophoretic gels and have designated it p19/nm23. In neuroblastoma, higher levels(More)
We have used two-dimensional electrophoresis of enzyme-digested genomic DNA to identify a novel gene GAC1, which maps at 1q32.1 and which is overexpressed in malignant gliomas in which it is amplified. GAC1 encodes a protein which belongs to the leucine-rich repeat superfamily. Amplification and overexpression of GAC1 was demonstrated in two of eight tumors(More)
Substantial evidence implicates amplification of the N-myc gene with aggressive tumor growth and poor outcome in neuroblastoma. However some evidence suggests that this gene alone is not the sole determinant of outcome in N-myc amplified tumors. We have searched for genes that co-amplify with N-myc in neuroblastoma by means of two-dimensional analysis of(More)
Cathepsin B (CTSB) is overexpressed in tumors of the lung, prostate, colon, breast, and stomach. However, evidence of primary genomic alterations in the CTSB gene during tumor initiation or progression has been lacking. We have found a novel amplicon at 8p22-23 that results in CTSB overexpression in esophageal adenocarcinoma. Amplified genomic NotI-HinfI(More)
This paper presents the application of fuzzy set theory (FST) within the context of integrated planning and scheduling. Fuzzy set theory provides a framework for modelling uncertain or ambiguous information, which is commonly encountered in industry. A typical example of a r l i a p e t s d p c s ©
The gene encoding a novel protein designated nm23-H1, which was recently identified as identical to the A subunit of nucleotide diphosphate kinase from human erythrocytes, has been proposed to play a role in tumor metastasis suppression. We report that untreated neuroblastoma tumors contain a cellular polypeptide (Mr = 19,000) designated p19, identified in(More)
We have identified a beta-thalassemia gene that carries a novel nonsense mutation in a Chinese patient. This mutation, a G to T substitution at the first position of codon 43, changes the glutamic acid coding triplet (GAG) to a terminator codon (TAG). Based on oligonucleotide hybridization studies of 78 Chinese and Southeast Asian beta-thalassemia(More)
Two-dimensional (2D) PAGE, using carrier ampholytes for the first-dimension separation, has provided a tool for the simultaneous analysis of cellular proteins. To extend the utility of 2D PAGE to the preparative level, we have investigated the use of immobilized pH gradients (IPG) for the first-dimension separation. The results we have obtained indicate(More)