Deborah Grove

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High-throughput RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) greatly expands the potential for genomics discoveries, but the wide variety of platforms, protocols and performance capabilitites has created the need for comprehensive reference data. Here we describe the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities next-generation sequencing (ABRF-NGS) study on RNA-seq. We(More)
Previous studies have indicated that space flight affects the activation of lymphocytes from humans, monkeys, and rodents. In rats, where lymphocytes from blood, spleen, and lymph nodes have been tested, the accumulated data suggest that the effects of flight on various cells are lymphoid organ-specific. Thus, cells may be affected by variations in(More)
Little is understood about the immune responses to heavy resistance exercise. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the influence of physical strength and the ability to do more total work on lymphocyte proliferation after an acute bout of heavy resistance exercise. A group of 50 healthy but non-strength trained women were recruited for the(More)
Isolating high-priority segments of genomes greatly enhances the efficiency of next-generation sequencing (NGS) by allowing researchers to focus on their regions of interest. For the 2010-11 DNA Sequencing Research Group (DSRG) study, we compared outcomes from two leading companies, Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA, USA) and Roche NimbleGen (Madison,(More)
A growing body of evidence suggests that prolactin (PRL) is involved in regulation of the immune system in the adult. PRL provided to the neonate in mother's milk also has been shown to be important in development of the neonatal neuroendocrine regulation of PRL secretion. Therefore, in this study we asked if deprivation of the neonate of milk-PRL on days(More)
This article includes supplemental data. Please visit to obtain this information.Multiple recent publications on RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) have demonstrated the power of next-generation sequencing technologies in whole-transcriptome analysis. Vendor-specific protocols used for RNA library construction often require at least 100 ng total(More)
An alpha-L-fucosidase (alpha-L-fucoside fucohydrolase, EC has been isolated from porcine thyroid tissue and purified 10,800-fold using a combination of ion exchange, affinity and molecular sieve chromatography. The enzyme appears homogeneous by SDS electrophoresis but isoelectric focusing procedures detect considerable heterogeneity. The enzyme is(More)
Transient expression of interleukin 2 (IL-2) in activated T lymphocytes may be due to transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation. As incubation of lymphocytes with the phorbol ester 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) prior to mitogenic stimulation results in decreased levels of IL-2 mRNA, we asked if IL-2 mRNA stability was affected. We(More)
Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using the Perkin Elmer/Applied Biosystems Division 7700 Sequence Detector provides an accurate method for determination of levels of specific DNA and RNA sequences in tissue samples. It is based on detection of a fluorescent signal produced proportionally during amplification of a PCR product.(More)
AIM The mechanism linking exercise intensity to the magnitude of the immune response is not completely understood. The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether the immune response to resistance exercise was associated with (1) changes in workload or (2) anaerobic exercise intensity. METHODS Previously untrained women underwent 6 months of(More)