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Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) activates a protein kinase cascade in SK-N-MC cells that regulates gene expression at a cyclic-AMP response element (CRE) by stimulating the transcriptional activity of CREB. The activation of CREB is prevented by a dominant negative mutant of Ras and triggered via the same site (Ser133) that becomes phosphorylated in response(More)
Although activation of protein kinase C (PKC) is known to promote cell survival and protect against cell death, the PKC targets and pathways that serve this function have remained elusive. Here we demonstrate that two potent activators of PKC, 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate and bryostatin, both stimulate phosphorylation of Bad at Ser(112), a site(More)
To understand the skeletal metastatic pattern of non-small cell lung cancer, we developed a stable high-expression green fluorescent protein (GFP) transductant of human lung cancer cell line H460 (H460-GFP). The GFP-expressing lung cancer was visualized to metastasize widely throughout the skeleton when implanted orthotopically in nude mice. H460 was(More)
Protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) play a fundamental role in regulating diverse cellular processes. PRL-1 is a unique nuclear PTP that is induced in mitogen-stimulated cells and regenerating liver. Database searches using the PRL-1 sequence led to the identification of mouse PRL-2 and PRL-3 which exhibit 87% and 76% identity to mouse PRL-1 in their amino(More)
It is known that the squirrel monkey, marmoset, and other related New World (NW) monkeys possess three high-frequency alleles at the single X-linked photopigment locus, and that the spectral sensitivity peaks of these alleles are within those delimited by the human red and green pigment genes. The three alleles in the squirrel monkey and marmoset have been(More)
BACKGROUND Data assessing the role of positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) imaging in lymphoma staging is still being accumulated and current staging is based primarily on CT. This study aims to compare the value of PET/CT over conventional CT and bone marrow biopsy (BMB) in the initial evaluation of patients with lymphoma. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Most knowledge regarding the effects of antidepressant drugs is at the receptor level, distal from the nervous system effects that mediate their clinical efficacy. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), this study investigated the effects of escitalopram, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), on resting-state brain(More)
The nucleotide sequence of a bacteriocin-encoding plasmid isolated from Klebsiella pneumoniae (pKlebB-K17/80) has been determined. The encoded klebicin B protein is similar in sequence to the DNase pyocins and colicins, suggesting that klebicin B functions as a nonspecific endonuclease. The klebicin gene cluster, as well as the plasmid backbone, is a(More)
We have previously reported that intravenous administration of cationic lipid-protamine-DNA complexes (LPD) induces production of large quantities of proinflammatory cytokines that are toxic and cause inhibition of transgene expression. Cytokine induction appears to be mediated by the unmethylated CpG sequences since methylation of plasmid DNA significantly(More)