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Deficiency of the interferon consensus sequence-binding protein (ICSBP) is associated with increased myeloid cell proliferation in response to hematopoietic cytokines. However, previously identified ICSBP target genes do not indicate a mechanism for this "cytokine hypersensitivity." In these studies, we identify the gene encoding neurofibromin 1 (Nf1) as an(More)
The CYBB gene encodes gp91Phox; a component of the phagocyte respiratory burst oxidase. CYBB transcription is restricted to myeloid cells differentiated beyond the promyelocyte stage. In undifferentiated myeloid cells, the homeodomain (HD) transcription factor HoxA10 represses CYBB transcription via a cis element in the proximal promoter. During(More)
The homeodomain protein HoxA10 interacts with negative cis elements to repress gene transcription in undifferentiated myeloid cells. The CYBB and NCF2 genes, which encode the gp91(PHOX) and p67(PHOX) proteins, are two such HoxA10 target genes. During interferon gamma-induced myeloid differentiation, tyrosine phosphorylation decreases HoxA10 DNA binding(More)
Manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD), glutathione peroxidase-1 (GPX1), and catalase (CAT) provide the primary antioxidant defense system. Impaired antioxidant defense increases oxidative stress and contributes to the development of type 2 diabetes and diabetic cardiovascular disease (CVD). We preformed a case–control study in Chinese type 2 diabetes(More)
Transcription of the ITGB3 gene, which encodes beta3 integrin, increases during myeloid differentiation. alphavbeta3 integrin mediates adhesion to fibronectin or vitronectin and regulates various aspects of the inflammatory response in mature phagocytes. In these studies, we found that the homeodomain transcription factor HoxA10 interacted with a specific(More)
In ultrasonic imaging systems, the patterns of detected echoes correspond to the shape, size, and orientation of the reflectors and the physical properties of the propagation path. However, these echoes often are overlapped due to closely spaced reflectors and/or microstructure scattering. The decomposition of these echoes is a major and challenging(More)
This letter presents a fast chirplet transform (FCT) algorithm, a computationally efficient method, for decomposing highly convoluted signals into a linear expansion of chirplets. The FCT algorithm successively estimates the chirplet parameters in order to represent a broad range of chirplet shapes, including the broadband, narrowband, symmetric, skewed,(More)
The homeodomain proteins, HoxA10 and Pbx1a, interact with negative cis elements to repress gene transcription in undifferentiated myeloid cells. The CYBB and NCF2 genes, which encode the gp91PHOX and p67PHOX proteins, are two such HoxA10-Pbx1a target genes. In previous studies, we found that HoxA10-Pbx1a represses transcription of these genes by two(More)
HoxA10 is a homeodomain transcription factor that is frequently overexpressed in human acute myeloid leukemia. In murine bone marrow transplantation studies, HoxA10 overexpression induces a myeloproliferative disorder with accumulation of mature phagocytes in the peripheral blood and tissues. Over time, differentiation block develops in these animals,(More)
Direct degradation of macromolecules by photosynthetic bacteria (PSB) is important for the industrial application of PSB wastewater treatment. Light and oxygen are the most important parameters in PSB growth. This paper studied the PSB macromolecule degradation process under three different light and oxygen conditions: light-anaerobic, natural(More)