Catherine Carswell-Crumpton

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Escherichia coli containing a mutation in recF are hypersensitive to UV. However, they exhibit normal levels of conjugational or transductional recombination unless the major pathway (recBC) is defective. This implies that the UV sensitivity of recF mutants is not due to a defect in recombination such as occurs during conjugation or transduction. Here, we(More)
Using fluorescence-activated cell sorting combined with fluorescence microscopy the mechanism of embryonic germ cell death in the mouse has been shown to be apoptosis. Primordial germ cells (PGCs) from embryos at specific developmental stages have been analyzed, and cells with apoptotic morphology have been isolated by cell sorting. In the female, apoptotic(More)
We examined repair of UV-induced cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPD) in each strand of the expressed dihydrofolate reductase gene in human cells in different phases of the cell cycle: G1, early S, middle S, late S, and G2/M. After 4 h of incubation, repair of the transcribed strand was substantially more efficient than repair of the non-transcribed strand(More)
Given the extensive allelic amino acid sequence polymorphism present in the first domain of Aα, Aβ, and Eβ chains and its profound effects on class II function, the minimal polymorphism in the mouse Eα chain (and in its human homologue DRα) is paradox. Two possible explanations for the lack of polymorphism in Eα are: (1) the Eα chain plays such a uniquely(More)
The structural basis for MHC-restricted T cell recognition of the N-terminal peptide of myelin basic protein (MBP Ac1-11) presented by two mouse class II alleles, Ak and Au, was examined, focusing on the roles of A beta chain polymorphic residues 38 beta (in the beta sheet) and 61 beta (in the alpha helix) in controlling the responses of panels of Ak- and(More)
Human T lymphocytes were stimulated using phorbol myristate acetate and ionomycin. Twenty-four hours post-activation the cells were harvested for DNA content and for measurements using a newly developed cell profiling system employing dielectrophoresis. This system provides individual cell size and dielectrophoresis data for statistically relevant numbers(More)
Changes in cellular metabolism in response to pharmacological compounds can be detected using a biosensor known as a microphysiometer, which measures the rate at which cells release acidic metabolites. We have applied this technique to screen for effects of cation channel blockers on the metabolism of a variety of human and murine cell lines. At(More)
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