Bridget A Lollo

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Current understanding of microRNA (miRNA) biology is limited, and antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) inhibition of miRNAs is a powerful technique for their functionalization. To uncover the role of the liver-specific miR-122 in the adult liver, we inhibited it in mice with a 2'-O-methoxyethyl phosphorothioate ASO. miR-122 inhibition in normal mice resulted in(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenously expressed 20-24 nucleotide RNAs thought to repress protein translation through binding to a target mRNA (1-3). Only a few of the more than 250 predicted human miRNAs have been assigned any biological function. In an effort to uncover miRNAs important during adipocyte differentiation, antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs)(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of 20-24 nt noncoding RNAs that regulate target mRNAs post-transcriptionally by binding with imperfect complementarity in the 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) and inhibiting translation or RNA stability. Current understanding of miRNA biology is limited, and antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) inhibition is a powerful technique for(More)
Lymphocytes activated by antigen receptor cross-linking or phorbol esters adhere avidly to surfaces bearing intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) through the adhesion receptor lymphocyte function-associated antigen 1 (LFA-1). It is not known whether avid adhesion by stimulated lymphocytes is due to higher affinity binding of ICAM-1 or due solely to(More)
These studies demonstrate that the murine intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) performs at least two roles in enhancing T cell activation. These two roles are evident in both of our experimental systems: with ICAM-1 expressed on the surface of transfected fibroblast cells, and with purified ICAM-1 immobilized on plastic. First, as has been documented(More)
ProtoClear is a proprietary technique for clearing albumin and immunoglobulin G (IgG) from human serum samples. Albumin constitutes 57-71% of total serum protein and IgG ranges from 8-26%. Removal of these two proteins alone clears approximately 75% of the total protein present in serum and allows the detection of the remaining proteins that are present in(More)
Little is known in quantitative terms about forces between cells generated during adhesion and recognition, or about the contribution of any one set of molecular associations to the development of these forces. To determine the forces involved in adhesion dependent on lymphocyte function-associated antigen-1 (LFA-1) and intercellular adhesion molecule 1(More)
In an effort to optimize the transfection of cell lines with antisense oligonucleotides, we examined cellular accumulation of a labeled oligonucleotide by flow cytometry. We were surprised to observe that a routinely used transfection protocol, a fixed lipid/oligonucleotide ratio, resulted in variable transfection efficiency depending on the concentration(More)
To study the signaling role of CD11a/CD18 in the early events of T cell activation we have examined the induction of transcription of two important cytokines, namely TNF alpha and IL-2. Human peripheral blood T cells were stimulated with PMA/ionophore or immobilized anti-CD3 mAb (OKT3) with or without CD11a/CD18 engagement. Induced cytokine production by(More)
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