Claire Sadler

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Hermaphrodites with mutations in the spe-27 gene are self-sterile, laying only unfertilized eggs; mutant males are fertile. Hermaphrodites make spermatids that fail to activate to crawling spermatozoa so passing oocytes sweep them out of the spermatheca. These spermatids do activate and produce self-progeny if young mutant hermaphrodites are mated by(More)
During spermiogenesis, Caenorhabditis elegans spermatids activate and mature into crawling spermatozoa without synthesizing new proteins. Mutations in the spe-12 gene block spermatid activation, rendering normally self-fertile hermaphrodites sterile. Mutant males, however, are fertile. Surprisingly, when mutant hermaphrodites mate with a male, their(More)
We have demonstrated the feasibility of detecting and quantifying six cell-cycle-related nuclear markers (Ki67, pRb, p27, phospho-p27 (phosphorylated p27), phospho-pRb (phosphorylated pRb), phospho-HH3 (phosphorylated histone H3)) in plucked human scalp and eyebrow hair. Estimates of the proportion of plucked hairs that are lost or damaged during processing(More)
Two consecutive nosocomial outbreaks of parainfluenza 3, in which 5 of 15 infected patients died, occurred in an adult bone marrow transplant unit. Parainfluenza 3 strain variation was assessed by reverse transcription-PCR sequencing of part of the parainfluenza 3 F gene, including the noncoding region, directly from clinical samples. Sequence data from the(More)
The role of antioxidants in the neurotoxicity of the antimalarial endoperoxides artemether and dihydroartemisinin was studied in vitro by quantitative image analysis of neurite outgrowth in the neuroblastoma cell line NB2a. Intracellular glutathione concentrations were measured by high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection. Both(More)
A polymerase chain reaction-restriction (PCR-restriction) endonuclease assay was developed to allow rapid analysis of influenza A H3N2 viruses circulating in England during 1995-1996. Restriction endonuclease digestion with two enzymes of amplicons derived from PCR of the HA1 portion of the influenza haemagglutinin (HA) gene was able to differentiate(More)
Fulvestrant is an estrogen receptor (ER) antagonist administered to breast cancer patients by monthly intramuscular injection. Given its present limitations of dosing and route of administration, a more flexible orally available compound has been sought to pursue the potential benefits of this drug in patients with advanced metastatic disease. Here we(More)
Aberrant signaling by transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) and its type I (ALK5) receptor has been implicated in a number of human diseases and this pathway is considered a potential target for therapeutic intervention. Transforming growth factor-β signaling via ALK5 plays a critical role during heart development, but the role of ALK5 in the adult heart is(More)
Here, we describe the molecular and immunological characterization of the bdr gene family of Borrelia turicatae, a relapsing-fever spirochete. Nine bdr alleles belonging to two different subfamilies were sequenced and localized to linear plasmids. Anti-Bdr antiserum was generated and used to analyze Bdr expression in pre- and postinfection isogenic(More)