Barbara M. Robinson

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Fibroblast cultures from two individuals with biotin-responsive organicacidemia were found to have a pleiotropic deficiency of propionyl-CoA carboxylase, beta-methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase, and pyruvate carboxylase activities after growth in biotin limited culture medium, conditions which do not affect the carboxylase activities of normal cells. All three(More)
The Academic Technology group at Virginia Commonwealth University was given the task of raising the security awareness of incoming students. The group created several humorous in-house videos using student actors. These videos were published to the university website, and students were instructed to view them and then take a short security awareness quiz(More)
Direct comparison of bromodeoxyuridine (BrdUrd) and Ki-67 labelling indices was achieved by selecting similar areas from serial sections of human tumours. Fifteen patients were selected who had been administered BrdUrd in vivo and both proliferation markers were assessed by immunohistochemistry. The data show a good correlation between both BrdUrd LI and(More)
Melanoma produces specific tumour antigens which are capable of eliciting an immune response. However, this tumour evades the immune system, in part, by downregulation of class I HLA antigens on the cell surface, which are required for T cell recognition. It has been suggested that the oncogene c-myc may have a role in effecting this change in vitro,(More)
Propionicacidemia is a metabolic disorder resulting from a deficiency of propionyl-CoA carboxylase activity. The enzyme is composed of two polypeptides: a 72,000-dalton alpha chain which contains the biotin ligand and a 56,000-dalton beta chain. It has been suggested that the two major complementation groups in this disorder, pccA and pccBC (with subgroups(More)
Corticotropin-releasing factor and urocortin belong to a superfamily of neuropeptides that includes the urotensins-I in fishes and the insect diuretic peptides. Sequence analysis suggests that urocortin is the mammalian ortholog of urotensin-I, although the physiological role for this peptide in mammals is not known. Within the Rodentia, hamsters belong to(More)
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