Claire L Wang

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Cytokine-driven inflammation underlies the pathobiology of a wide array of infectious and immune-related disorders. The TNFR-associated factor (TRAF) proteins have a vital role in innate immunity by conveying signals from cell surface receptors to elicit transcriptional activation of genes encoding proinflammatory cytokines. We discovered that a ubiquitin(More)
The synthesis and biological activity of the methyl esters of (+)-12-fluoroPGF2 alpha, (+)-15-epi-12-fluoroPGF2 alpha, (-)-ent-12-flurorPGF2 alpha, and (-)-ent-15-epi-12-fluoroPGF2 alpha are described. Each fluoroprostaglandin has been evaluated from pregnancy interruption in the hamster and smooth-muscle stimulating effects on gerbil colon and hamster(More)
The synthesis and structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies of the effect of varying the "A" group in a series of 5-(acetamidomethyl)oxazolidonone antibacterials (2) are described. Compounds 2 were principally prepared either by the six-step synthesis described previously (J. Med. Chem. 1989, 32, 1673) or by elaboration of the synthetic intermediate 2(More)
The centromere is the structural unit responsible for the faithful segregation of chromosomes. Although regulation of centromeric function by epigenetic factors has been well-studied, the contributions of the underlying DNA sequences have been much less well defined, and existing methodologies for studying centromere genomics in biology are laborious. We(More)
Metabolism of 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene in rat liver 10,000 g supernatant fraction has been examined by combined gas chromatography-mass spectrometry subsequent to high-pressure liquid-chromatographic separation of the incubation mixture. In addition to the mono-, di-, and trihydroxylated oxidative metabolites usually associated with the(More)
Dihydrodiols are derived from intermediary arene oxides during the metabolism of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. In this study, the mass spectra of the trimethylsilyl ether derivatives obtained from the 5,6-dihydrodiol and 8,9-dihydrodiol of 7,12-dimethylbenz [a] anthracene were compared. The mass spectral fragmentation patterns indicate some key features(More)
This work explores the proton/hydroxide permeability (PH+/OH-) of membranes that were made of synthetic extremophile-inspired phospholipids with systematically varied structural elements. A fluorescence-based permeability assay was optimized to determine the effects on the PH+/OH- through liposome membranes with variations in the following lipid attributes:(More)
Distances between the four Ca2+-binding sites of calmodulin (CaM) have been measured by fluorescence energy transfer techniques using Eu3+ and Tb3+ as energy donors and a number of other lanthanide ions (Ln3+) as acceptors. It was shown previously that lanthanide ions preferentially bind to sites I and II of CaM with an affinity higher than that for sites(More)