Christopher A Straub

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Inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) such as XIAP subvert apoptosis by binding and inhibiting caspases. Because occupation of the XIAP BIR3 peptide binding pocket by Smac abolishes the XIAP–caspase 9 interaction, it is a proapoptotic event of great therapeutic interest. An assay for pocket binding was developed based on the displacement of Smac 7-mer from(More)
BACKGROUND Growth hormone (GH) is an important regulator of skeletal growth, as well as other adapted processes in salmonids. The GH gene (gh) in salmonids is represented by duplicated, non-allelic isoforms designated as gh1 and gh2. We have isolated and characterized gh-containing bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs) of both Atlantic and Chinook salmon(More)
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