Alexandra C Vrazo

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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) latently infects most of the human population and is strongly associated with lymphoproliferative disorders. EBV encodes several latency proteins affecting B cell proliferation and survival, including latent membrane protein 2A (LMP2A) and the EBV oncoprotein LMP1. LMP1 and LMP2A signaling mimics CD40 and BCR signaling,(More)
Activation of caspase-mediated apoptosis is reported to be a hallmark of both granzyme B- and Fas-mediated pathways of killing by CTLs; however, the kinetics of caspase activation remain undefined owing to an inability to monitor target cell-specific apoptosis in real time. We have overcome this limitation by developing a novel biosensor assay that detects(More)
Growing interest in natural killer (NK) cell-based therapy for treating human cancer has made it imperative to develop new tools to measure early events in cell death. We recently demonstrated that protease-cleavable luciferase biosensors detect granzyme B and pro-apoptotic caspase activation within minutes of target cell recognition by murine cytotoxic(More)
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