Daniel L. Morris

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NKG2D is an activating receptor that is expressed on most natural killer (NK) cells, CD8 αβ T cells, and γδ T cells. Among its ligands is the distant major histocompatibility complex class I homolog MICA, which has no function in antigen presentation but is induced by cellular stress. To extend previous functional evidence, the NKG2D-MICA interaction was(More)
in most mammals except rodents, are homologous to The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I MHC class I proteins. Unlike MHC class Ia proteins, homolog MIC-A functions as a stress-inducible antihowever, the expression of MIC proteins is essentially gen that is recognized by a subset of gd T cells inderestricted to gut epithelium, and the(More)
High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with UV absorption detection was employed to measure the amounts of 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OH-dG) produced from the nucleoside 2'-deoxyguanosine (dG) under varying reaction conditions using iron and H(2)O(2). The results indicate that 8-OH-dG produced from the reaction of iron and H(2)O(2) with dG can(More)
The metal ions Cu(II), Fe(II), and Cr(III) were allowed to react with H(2)O(2) in the presence of either the mononucleoside 2'-deoxyguanosine (dG) or the mononucleotide 2'-deoxyguanosine-5'-monophosphate (dGMP). The percentage of reacted dG or dGMP that formed the oxidative damage marker 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OH-dG) was monitored. Oxidative damage(More)
A novel reversed-phase (RP-) HPLC gradient profile applicable to multidimensional separations of complex protein mixtures is reported. This gradient profile elutes small numbers of proteins from the RP-HPLC column in discrete intervals while minimizing the amount of band broadening between elution intervals and maintaining constant flow through the HPLC(More)
Several transition metals react with H2O2 and produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) responsible for oxidative damage linked to many diseases and disorders, and species that form coordination complexes with these metal ions show promise as antioxidants. The present study demonstrates that metal-mediated radical and non-radical oxidative DNA damage decreases(More)
Steroid receptor activator RNA protein (SRA1p) is the translation product of the bi-functional long non-coding RNA steroid receptor activator RNA 1 (SRA1) that is part of the steroid receptor coactivator-1 acetyltransferase complex and is indicated to be an epigenetic regulatory component. Previously, the SRA1p protein was suggested to contain an RNA(More)
Selective hits for the glutaredoxin ortholog of Brucella melitensis are determined using STD NMR and verified by trNOE and (15)N-HSQC titration. The most promising hit, RK207, was docked into the target molecule using a scoring function to compare simulated poses to experimental data. After elucidating possible poses, the hit was further optimized into the(More)
MitoNEET (CISD1) is a 2Fe-2S iron-sulfur cluster protein belonging to the zinc-finger protein family. Recently mitoNEET has been shown to be a major role player in the mitochondrial function associated with metabolic type diseases such as obesity and cancers. The anti-diabetic drug pioglitazone and rosiglitazone were the first identified ligands to(More)