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A non-tight junction function of claudin-7—Interaction with integrin signaling in suppressing lung cancer cell proliferation and detachment
Background Claudins are a family of tight junction (TJ) membrane proteins involved in a broad spectrum of human diseases including cancer. Claudin-7 is a unique TJ membrane protein in that it has a strong basolateral ...
Claudins in intestines
Identification of E2F1 as a positive transcriptional regulator for delta-catenin
(East Carolina University, 2008-05-02)
Delta-Catenin is upregulated in human carcinomas. However, little is known about the potential transcriptional factors that regulate delta-catenin expression in cancer. Using a human delta-catenin reporter system, we have ...
Small Molecule, Non-Peptide p75NTR Ligands Inhibit Aß-Induced Neurodegeneration and Synaptic Impairment
(East Carolina University, 2008-11-03)
The p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR) is expressed by neurons particularly vulnerable in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We tested the hypothesis that non-peptide, small molecule p75NTR ligands found to promote survival signaling ...
Increased DJ-1 expression under oxidative stress and in Alzheimer's disease brains
(East Carolina University, 2009-02-25)
Mutations in the DJ-1 gene have been linked to autosomal recessive familial Parkinson's disease. To understand the function of DJ-1, we determined the DJ-1 expression in both zebrafish and post mortem human brains. We found ...
delta-Catenin promotes prostate cancer cell growth and progression by altering cell cycle and survival gene profiles
(East Carolina University, 2009-03-10)
Background: delta-Catenin is a unique member of delta-catenin/armadillo domain superfamily proteins and its primary expression is restricted to the brain. However, delta-catenin is upregulated in human prostatic adenocarcinomas, ...