Alice L. Watson

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We report the identification of two distinct noggin genes in the tetrapod Xenopus tropicalis. Noggin functions to antagonize BMP signaling in many developmental contexts, and much work has explored its role in early vertebrate development. We have identified two noggin genes in the tropical clawed frog, X. tropicalis, a diploid anuran which is being(More)
We examined a region of high variability in the mosaic mercury resistance (mer) operon of natural bacterial isolates from the primate intestinal microbiota. The region between the merP and merA genes of nine mer loci was sequenced and either the merC, the merF, or no gene was present. Two novel merC genes were identified. Overall nucleotide diversity, π(More)
UDP-galactose 4'-epimerase (GALE) interconverts UDP-galactose and UDP-glucose in the final step of the Leloir pathway. Unlike the Escherichia coli enzyme, human GALE (hGALE) also efficiently interconverts a larger pair of substrates: UDP-N-acetylgalactosamine and UDP-N-acetylglucosamine. The basis of this differential substrate specificity has remained(More)
Scp160p is a multiple KH-domain RNA-binding protein in yeast that has been demonstrated previously to associate with both soluble and membrane-bound polyribosomes as an mRNP component. One key question that has remained unanswered, however, is whether the mRNAs in these mRNP complexes are random or specific. We have addressed this question using microarray(More)
This review aims to establish the impact of oxygen therapy on dyspnoea, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), exercise capacity and mortality in interstitial lung disease (ILD).We included studies that compared oxygen therapy to no oxygen therapy in adults with ILD. No limitations were placed on study design or intervention type. Two reviewers(More)
It is with great interest that we read the recent systematic review by BELL et al. [1] concerning the effects of oxygen therapy on dyspnoea and exercise capacity in patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). The authors report that, while supplemental oxygen increases exercise capacity, it does not improve dyspnoea. Overall, this is a well-executed(More)
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