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Maeda Naoyoshi - - 2003
Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus (JSRV) is the causative agent of ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma, a transmissible lung cancer of sheep. The envelope of JSRV may have oncogenic properties, since it can morphologically transform mouse NIH 3T3 cells and other fibroblast lines. Recently, we found that the cytoplasmic tail of the envelope transmembrane ...
Yin Xue-Jun - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the genotoxic and nongenotoxic effects of short-term exposure to glycidyl mathacrylate (GMA) on human lung fibroblast cells (2BS cells) in vitro. METHODS: DNA strand breakage was determined by single cell gel electrophoresis, and DNA ladder formation assay and flow cytometric analysis were carried out to detect apoptic ...
Brandizzi Federica - - 2003
Tobacco Bright Yellow-2 (BY-2) suspension cells are a widely used biological material for studying plant cell morphology and physiology. These cells are easy to transform and maintain in culture and tolerate transformation with fluorescent proteins such as the green fluorescent protein and its derivatives. These, by the addition of plant ...
Seger, Yvette M.
Much of what we know about the details of neoplastic transformation comes from studies in cell culture. With the original demonstration by Weinberg, Wigler and Barbacid that cells could be transformed in vitro by DNA sequences from cancer cells, mouse cells have become premier models for the study of oncogene ...
Chamulitrat Walee - - 2003
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) may be critical for neoplastic progression and its eventual tumorigenicity of epithelia. In this context, we investigated whether EMT and EMT-associated features occurred after chronic ethanol treatment of human gingival keratinocytes immortalized with the E6/E7 oncogenes of human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16. Following a nine-week treatment of ...
Shen Zhong-Ying - - 2003
AIM: To investigate the correlation between ezrin expression and invasive phenotype formation in malignantly transformed esophageal epithelial cells. METHODS: The experimental cell line employed in the present study was originated form the progressive induction of a human embryonic esophageal epithelial cell line (SHEE) by the E6E7 genes of human papillomavirus ...
Hussain, Erum A.
It is now well established that the active metabolite of vitamin D3, 1alpha,25(OH)(sub 2)D(sub 3), regulates cell growth and differentiation in various in vitro models. However, its clinical use is precluded due to its hyperglycemic activity in vivo. Hence, several less calcemic vitamin D3 analogs have been synthesized and evaluated ...
Kilani Ruhangiz T - - 2003
Up to 50% of the transitional cell carcinomas (TCC) express an activated EGF pathway involving MAP/MEK and RAF kinase thus providing a novel means to selectively eliminate transformed cells expressing such proteins. This EGF pathway expression phenotype was also confirmed in our MGH-U3 and room temperature-112 human TCC cell lines, ...
Lo Angela Kwok Fung - - 2003
Undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is closely associated with EBV infection, and the EBV-encoded latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) is frequently detected in NPC. However, little is known about the pathologic roles of LMP1 in this disease. Recently, we reported the morphologic transformation and increased expression of the LAMC2 and ITGalpha6 ...
Mei Jianxun - - 2003
Repeated treatments of non-cancerous human breast epithelial cells MCF10A with a low dose of the tobacco-specific carcinogen 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK) induced the development of cancerous cells. NNK-transformed MCF10A cells acquired cancerous properties including anchorage-independent cell growth and increased cell motility. Cellular transformation of MCF10A cells was accompanied by a loss of ...
Alexandre S - - 2003
In order to test the hypothesis of a relationship between apoptosis and neoplastic transformation, we studied the transforming potency of zinc, known for its antiapoptotic effects. In this study, zinc chloride (100 microM) was shown to induce morphological transformation (MT) in Syrian hamster embryo (SHE) cells. It was also tested ...
Chen W - - 2003
We now understand neoplastic transformation to be the consequence of multiple acquired genetic alterations. The combination of these acquired changes confer the various phenotypes that constitute the clinical features of cancer. Although only rare human cancers derive from a viral etiology, the study of DNA tumor viruses that transform rodent ...
Sattler Martin - - 2003
The effect of 2-methoxyestradiol, 2ME2, an endogenous metabolite of 17beta-estradiol (E2), on cell growth and cytoskeletal functions in a BCR-ABL-transformed cell line model was investigated. We determined the interaction of 2ME2 with STI571 (Gleevec, imatinib mesylate) in STI571 drug-sensitive and -resistant cell lines. In cells expressing BCR-ABL, STI571 cooperated with ...
Redpath J Leslie - - 2003
Calculations based on plausible parameters taken from the existing experimental database, and new measurements on the cell cycle dependence of low-dose hyper-radiosensitivity (HRS) of non-tumorigenic HeLa x skin fibroblast human hybrid cells, provide the first experimental evidence that the selective killing of a transformation-sensitive G(2)/M-phase subpopulation as a consequence of ...
Sekharam Madhavi - - 2003
Colorectal carcinomas have been found to express increased levels of IGF1 and IGF1-R, as compared to normal or adenomatous colonic mucosa, and it has been postulated that a subset of colorectal cancers are under the autocrine regulation of the IGF1/IGF1-R system. In this study, we selected human colorectal carcinoma cell ...
Rangappa Sunil - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Myocardial infarction results in the death of cardiomyocytes, which are replaced by scar tissue. Cardiomyocytes cannot regenerate because they are terminally differentiated. Mesenchymal cells are pluripotent cells, which have the potential to differentiate to specialized tissues under appropriate stimuli. The aim of this study was to direct differentiation of ...
Salman Ahmad - - 2003
Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopy (FTIR-MSP), which is based on the characteristic molecular vibrational spectra of cells, was used to investigate spectral differences between normal primary rabbit bone marrow (BM) cells and bone marrow cells transformed (BMT) by murine sarcoma virus (MuSV). Primary cells, rather than cell lines, were used for ...
Mandrioli Mauro - - 2003
Cabbage moth cells were transfected with the vector pBac[3xP3-EGFPafm] and helper phsp-pBac. Seventeen percent of the transfected cells showed stable EGFP-expression. This indicates successful and stable transformation of M. brassicae cells with a piggyBac-derived vector. Genomic integration of Bac[3xP3-EGFPafm] in stably transformed cells was confirmed by Southern blots and inverse ...
Lam Yi - - 2003
Lunasin, a novel and promising chemopreventive compound isolated from soybean cotyledon, is a 43-amino acid peptide that contains a -RGD-cell adhesion motif followed by 8 aspartic acid residues at the carboxyl end and a structurally conserved helix region. We showed previously that lunasin peptide applied exogenously reduces foci formation in ...
He Qing-Yu - - 2003
In this study, we demonstrated that low levels (1.5 microM) of arsenite induces B[a]P-treated lung cell transformation. We then used a proteomic approach to identify protein expression by ProteinChips, which could potentially be important for transformation induced by this toxic metal. Most of the protein peaks in cell extracts of ...
Carragher Neil O - - 2002
Calpains represent a well conserved family of calcium-dependent proteolytic enzymes. Recent progress in determining the three-dimensional crystal structure of calpains and generation of calpain knock out animals have significantly advanced our understanding of both the activation mechanism and physiological role of this protease family. Studies applying molecular intervention strategies and ...
Nesnow Stephen - - 2002
Benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) is the most thoroughly studied polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH). Many mechanisms have been suggested to explain its carcinogenic activity, yet many questions still remain. K-region dihydrodiols of PAHs are metabolic intermediates depending on the specific cytochrome P450 and had been thought to be detoxification products. However, K-region dihydrodiols ...
Chaubal Raj - - 2003
In normal anther development in maize (Zea mays L), large hypodermal cells in anther primordia undergo a series of proscribed cell divisions to form an anther containing microsporogenous cells and three distinctive anther wall layers: the tapetum, the middle layer and the endothecium. In homozygous msca1 mutants of maize, stamen ...
Ramos-Nino Maria E - - 2002
Mesothelioma is a unique and insidious tumor associated historically with occupational exposure to asbestos. The transcription factor, activator protein-1 (AP-1) is a major target of asbestos-induced signaling pathways. Here, we demonstrate that asbestos-induced mesothelial cell transformation is linked to increases in AP-1 DNA binding complexes and the AP-1 component, Fra-1. ...
Seger Yvette R - - 2002
Our knowledge of the transformation process has emerged largely from studies of primary rodent cells and animal models. However, numerous attempts to transform human cells using oncogene combinations that are effective in rodents have proven unsuccessful. These findings strongly argue for the study of homologous experimental systems. Here we report ...
Lemoine Francene J FJ Interdepartmental Program in Cell and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, TX 77030, - - 2002
The importance of maintaining genomic stability is evidenced by the fact that transformed cells often contain a variety of chromosomal abnormalities such as euploidy, translocations, and inversions. Gene amplification is a well-characterized hallmark of genomic instability thought to result from recombination events following the formation of double-strand, chromosomal breaks. Therefore, ...
Mahadev Kalyankar - - 2002
Changes in the expression of microfilament-associated proteins, such as tropomyosins (TMs), are commonly found in malignantly transformed cells. Previous work from this laboratory has shown that tropomyosin-1 (TM1) expression is consistently abolished in human breast carcinoma cell lines, suggesting that the loss of TM1 could be a common biochemical event ...
Ghahary Aziz - - 2002
The mechanism of in vivo activation of transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1), which is critical to its role in many physiological and pathological conditions, is not fully understood. To explore the mechanism by which dermal fibroblasts respond to latent TGF-beta1 directly, the efficacy of either latent TGF-beta1 (LTGF-beta1) alone or LTGF-beta1 ...
Lam S H - - 2002
The morphologic transformation of the developing zebrafish thymus from 1 week postfertilization (wpf) to 15 wpf is described. The thymus overall morphology changed from a small pouch-like shape at 1 wpf to a conical shape between 2 and 3 wpf before acquiring a more complex shape from 4 wpf onward. ...
Sun J F - - 2002
PURPOSE: To investigate the cytogenetic changes and DNA double-strand break (DSB) rejoining of transformed cell lines generated from human bronchial epithelial cells by alpha-particle exposure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Transformed cell lines were derived from the HPV 18-immortalized human bronchial epithelial cell line BEP2D generated by 1.5 Gy of alpha-particles emitted ...
Le Rouzic E - - 2002
AIMS: Lymphoblastoid cell lines derived from Marek's disease virus (MDV) induced tumours have served as models of MDV latency and transformation. They are stable and can be cultured with no detectable MDV genomic alterations upon repeated passaging. An MDV transformed lymphoblastoid T cell line (T9 cell line) has been reported ...
Suormala Terttu - - 2002
The validity of various transformed and untransformed CNS and skin-derived cell cultures as a model for studying effects of biotin deficiency was tested. In biotin-sufficient conditions (0.1-10 mumol/L) all cell types showed considerable activities of the four biotin-dependent carboxylases. Notably, pyruvate carboxylase activity was also present in the different neuronal ...
Hahn William C - - 2002
The disruption of homeostatic mechanisms that regulate normal cell growth and proliferation is a hallmark of cancer. Experimentally, many of the same genetic changes that lead to abnormal cell proliferation conspire to confer replicative immortality upon cells in culture. Correspondingly, several lines of evidence implicate cellular immortalization as a prerequisite ...
Köhl Roman - - 2002
NIH3T3 cells transformed by mouse FGF3-cDNA (DMI cells) selected for their ability to grow as anchorage-independent colonies in soft agar and in defined medium lacking growth factors exhibit a highly transformed phenotype. We have used dominant negative (DN) fibroblast growth factor (FGF) receptor 2 (FGFR2) isoforms to block the FGF ...
Yu Cheng-Yong - - 2002
STAT3, a member of signal transducers and activators of transcription (STATs) originally discovered as mediators in cytokine signaling pathways, plays an active role in oncogenesis. However, the function of STAT3 in signaling multistage carcinogenesis, especially in transformation of tumor-promotion sensitive epithelial cells has not been elucidated. The present study demonstrates ...
Macieira-Coelho A - - 2002
The cytoskeleton and the composition of the cytoplasmic membrane of normal somatic cells are modified during proliferation in vitro. The loss of the proliferative potential during serial divisions is due in part to these structural modifications that induce a decline in the cell conformational flexibility. During viral transformation, the changes ...
Shang Tanya Q - - 2002
Trichloroethylene (TCE) is one of the most prevalent environmental contaminants, and it poses an expensive remediation problem. Phytoremediation has been investigated as a potential tool for the removal of TCE from ground water and soil, and has shown promise in preliminary trials. However, the fate of TCE in plants is ...
Amakawa Masahiro - - 2002
We investigated the relationship between the motility of hepatic Ito cells and their myofibroblastic transformation in cultures. Ito cells were freshly isolated from rat liver and cultured in a 10% FBS-supplemented medium. On day 2 after beginning the culture, transmission electron microscopy and oil red O staining showed that Ito ...
Nutman Thomas B - - 2002
Viral transformation of T cells is an effective method for obtaining large numbers of T cells that are easily maintained in the laboratory. Human T cell leukemia/lymphoma virus (HTLV-I), a type C retrovirus clearly implicated as the etiologic agent of adult T cell leukemia, can both infect and transform normal ...
Dong Zigang - - 2002
Most molecular biology and biochemical analyses use cultured cells grown in anchorage-dependent monolayer conditions. The standard oncogenic transformation assay for cell lines is usually performed in soft agar rather than in monolayers because of the higher transformation efficiency of cells in soft agar. However, cells suspended in soft agar cannot ...
Shen Yingjie - - 2002
Phospholipase D (PLD) activity has been implicated in several aspects of cell physiology including vesicle transport, signal transduction, cell proliferation, cytoskeletal structure, and oncogenic transformation. Two PLD isoforms (PLD1 and PLD2) have been identified and characterized. We have expressed both wild-type and catalytically inactive forms of PLD1 and PLD2 in ...
Shaw Gerry - - 2002
The 293 cell line was derived by transformation of primary cultures of human embryonic kidney (HEK) cells with sheared adenovirus (Ad)5 DNA. A combination of immunostaining, immunoblot, and microarray analysis showed that 293 cells express the neurofilament (NF) subunits NF-L, NF-M, NF-H, and a-internexin as well as many other proteins ...
Liang Min-Hui - - 2002
Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) Tax exerts pleiotropic effects on multiple cellular regulatory processes to bring about NF-kappaB activation, aberrant cell cycle progression, and cell transformation. Here we report that Tax stimulates cellular G(1)/S entry but blocks mitosis. Tax expression in naive cells transduced with a retroviral vector, pBabe-Tax, ...
Gaigneaux Anthoula - - 2002
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy was performed on human leukemic daunorubicin-sensitive K562 cells and their multiresistant counterpart derived by selection. Statistical analysis, including variable reduction and linear discriminant analysis was performed on sensitive and multiresistant cells spectra in order to establish a diagnostic tool for multiresistant pattern. For each of the ...
Xu Jingwu - - 2002
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-encoded latent membrane protein-1 (LMP-1) is thought to play a role in the EBV-induced B-cell transformation and immortalization. EBV has also been implicated in certain human T-cell lymphomas; however, the phenotypic effects of the expression of this oncoprotein in T cells are not known. To learn whether ...
Aouacheria Abdel - - 2002
We made use of QNR cells transformed by a thermosensitive (tsNY68) strain of the Rous sarcoma virus (RSV) to compare the effect of p60(v-src) and serum in cultured nerve cells. In this system, both p60(v-src) heat inactivation and serum removal resulted in growth arrest in G1. In both cases, growth ...
Russo Jose - - 2002
The association found between breast cancer development and prolonged exposure to estrogen suggests that this hormone is of etiologic importance in the causation of this disease. In order to prove this postulate, we treated the immortalized human breast epithelial cells (HBEC) MCF-10F with 17beta-estradiol (E(2)) for testing whether they express ...
Walen Kirsten H - - 2002
Transformation of cells in culture is a model system for carcinogenesis, and two major theories (i.e., mutagenesis and aneuploidy) have emerged from in vitro and in vivo studies. A third view is presented here on the initial steps in the change of primary cells to extended life cells, and their ...
Huleihel Mahmoud - - 2002
Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy is a unique technique for the laboratory diagnosis of cellular variations based on the characteristic molecular vibrational spectra of the cells. Microscopic FTIR was used to investigate spectral differences between normal and malignant fibroblasts transformed by retrovirus infection. A detailed analysis showed significant differences between ...
Imani, J.
The percentage of cells successfully transformed by Agrobacteria is usually very low (not more than 10% and usually much less; Thomas et al., 1989). In this report we show that in carrot (Daucus carota L., ssp. sativus) cell suspensions transformation efficiency was strongly improved by using cell cycle synchronized cells. ...
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