Christine Ticknor

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The function of DNA methylation in higher plants was investigated by expression of a complementary DNA encoding a cytosine methyltransferase (MET1) from Arabidopsis thaliana as an antisense RNA in transgenic plants. This expression resulted in a 34 to 71 percent reduction in total genomic cytosine methylation. Loss of methylation was observed in both(More)
Colorectal cancer is the second most leading cause of cancer death among adult Americans. Two autosomal dominant hereditary forms of the disease, familial adenomatous polyposis and hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, together account for perhaps 5% of all cases. However, in approximately 20% of additional colon cancer cases, the affected individuals(More)
Chromosomal deletions (‘deficiencies’) are powerful tools in the genetic analysis of complex genomes. They have been exploited extensively in Drosophila melanogaster, an organism in which deficiencies can be efficiently induced and selected1. Spontaneous deletions in humans have facilitated the dissection of phenotypes in contiguous gene syndromes2,3 and(More)
Transmission ratio distortion (TRD) of mouse t haplotypes occurs through the interaction of multiple distorter loci with the t complex responder (Tcr) locus. Males heterozygous for a t haplotype will transmit the t-bearing chromosome to nearly all of their offspring. This process is mediated by the production of functionally inequivalent gametes: wildtype(More)
This study is an attempt to determine whether estrogen could directly regulate human gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) gene expression. Human GnRH expression vectors were constructed by fusing various 5' flanking regions of the human GnRH gene upstream of the luciferase reporter gene (LUC) or the thymidine kinase promoter linked to the chloramphenicol(More)
PURPOSE The paradox of primary care is the observation that primary care is associated with apparently low levels of evidence-based care for individual diseases, but systems based on primary care have healthier populations, use fewer resources, and have less health inequality. The purpose of this article is to explore, from a complex systems perspective,(More)
Antisera were raised against peptides corresponding to the N-termini of capsid proteins VP1 and VP2 from the parvovirus minute virus of mice. Epitopes in the 142-amino-acid VP1-specific region were not accessible in the great majority of newly released viral particles, and sera directed against them failed to neutralize virus directly or deplete stocks of(More)
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