Brina Sheeman

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BACKGROUND During anaphase in budding yeast, dynein inserts the mitotic spindle across the neck between mother and daughter cells. The mechanism of dynein-dependent spindle positioning is thought to involve recruitment of dynein to the cell cortex followed by capture of astral microtubules (aMTs). RESULTS We report the native-level localization of the(More)
There is substantial evidence of mitochondrial defects in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases (AD and PD). We have probed the molecular implications of mitochondrial dysfunction in these diseases by transferring mitochondria from platelets obtained from disease and control donors into mitochondrial DNA-depleted recipient(More)
Human neonatal fibroblasts were cultured on a lactate-glycollate copolymer scaffold for 12-16 days to form a three-dimensional dermal equivalent tissue. The cellular content of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) mRNA in these three-dimensional cultures was 22-fold greater than that observed in the same fibroblasts grown as monolayers. No induction(More)
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