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PTP-MEG2 is an intracellular protein tyrosine phosphatase with a putative lipid-binding domain at the N-terminus. The present study reports expression, purification, and characterization of the full-length form of the enzyme plus a truncated form containing the catalytic domain alone. Full-length PTP-MEG2 was expressed with an adenovirus system and purified(More)
Polycythemia vera (PV) is a human clonal hematologic disorder. Previously we demonstrated that erythroid colony-forming cells (ECFCs) from PV patients contained a hyperactive membrane-associated tyrosine phosphatase. We now show that this phosphatase corresponded to protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTP)-MEG2, an intracellular enzyme with a putative(More)
Polycythemia vera (PV) is a clonal hematologic disease characterized by hyperplasia of the three major bone marrow lineages. PV erythroid progenitor cells display hypersensitivity to several growth factors, which might be caused by an abnormality of tyrosine phosphorylation. In the present study, we have investigated protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTP)(More)
Stem cell factor (SCF) and erythropoietin (EPO) work synergistically to support erythropoiesis, but the mechanism for this synergism is unknown. By using purified human erythroid colony-forming cells (ECFC), we have found that SCF and EPO synergistically activate MAP kinase (MAPK, ERK1/2), which correlates with the cell growth and thus may be responsible(More)
Erythropoietin (EPO) and stem cell factor (SCF) are two important factors in human erythropoiesis. We have recently demonstrated that SCF and EPO synergistically activate mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase, thereby promoting growth of human erythroid colony-forming cells (ECFCs). In the present study, we have examined the intracellular mechanisms by(More)
Stem cell factor (SCF) and erythropoietin (EPO) work synergistically to support erythropoiesis, but the mechanism for this synergism is unknown. By using purified human erythroid colony-forming cells (ECFC), we have found that SCF and EPO synergistically activate MAP kinase (MAPK, ERK1/ 2), which correlates with the cell growth and thus may be responsible(More)
P(0), a major structural protein of peripheral myelin, belongs to the immunoglobulin superfamily. Sequence comparison of P(0) with PZR, a tyrosine phosphatase SHP-2 binding protein we recently cloned, revealed the presence of an immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motif (ITIM) in the intracellular portion of the P(0) molecule. To study the role of this(More)
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