Annette M. Healy

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Microscopic screening of a collection of cold-sensitive mutants of Saccharomyces cerevisiae led to the identification of a new gene, CDC55, which appears to be involved in the morphogenetic events of the cell cycle. CDC55 maps between CDC43 and CHC1 on the left arm of chromosome VII. At restrictive temperature, the original cdc55 mutant produces abnormally(More)
The liver plays a central role in the systemic acute phase response of an organism to injury. Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), a major regulator of fibrinolysis, is an important component of the acute phase response in humans. The source of plasma PAI-1 has been a matter of controversy, but recent in situ hybridization experiments have(More)
Leukotrienes are lipid mediators with important roles in immunity. The enzyme 5-lipoxygenase initiates leukotriene synthesis; nuclear import of 5-lipoxygenase modulates leukotriene synthetic capacity. In this study, we used structural and functional criteria to identify potential nuclear import sequences. Specifically, we sought basic residues that 1) were(More)
Type 1 plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1), a major physiological inhibitor of plasminogen activation, is an important component of the hepatic acute phase response. We studied the acute phase regulation of murine hepatic PAI-1 in response to systemic toxicity and local tissue injury in both wild-type mice and in mice in which the interleukin (IL)-1beta(More)
5-Lipoxygenase catalyzes the synthesis of leukotrienes from arachidonic acid. This enzyme can reside either in the cytoplasm or the nucleus; its subcellular distribution is influenced by extracellular factors, and its nuclear import correlates with changes in leukotriene synthetic capacity. To identify sequences responsible for the nuclear import of(More)
Leukotrienes are lipid messenger molecules that are secreted by leukocytes to orchestrate a rapid and prolonged immune response. The enzyme 5-lipoxygenase catalyzes the rate-limiting first two steps in the synthesis of leukotrienes from arachidonic acid. Although it has long been known that 5-lipoxygenase moves from the cytoplasm to a membrane following(More)