Amena Rahman

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Conventional kinesin, kinesin-I, is a heterotetramer of two kinesin heavy chain (KHC) subunits (KIF5A, KIF5B, or KIF5C) and two kinesin light chain (KLC) subunits. While KHC contains the motor activity, the role of KLC remains unknown. It has been suggested that KLC is involved in either modulation of KHC activity or in cargo binding. Previously, we(More)
Smad proteins transduce signals carried by the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) cytokine superfamily from receptor serine/threonine kinases at the cell surface to the nucleus, thereby affecting cell proliferation, differentiation, as well as pattern formation during early vertebrate development. Smad4/DPC4, located at chromosome 18q21, was(More)
Persistent black holes (PBH) are associated with axonal loss and disability progression in multiple sclerosis (MS). The objective of this work was to determine if BHT-3009, a DNA plasmid-encoding myelin basic protein (MBP), reduces the risk of new lesions becoming PBH, compared to placebo, and to test if pre-treatment serum anti-MBP antibody levels impact(More)
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