Dixy E. Green

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We review recent research on the pathology, ecology, and biogeography of two emerging infectious wildlife diseases, chytridiomycosis and ranaviral disease, in the context of host-parasite population biology. We examine the role of these diseases in the global decline of amphibian populations and propose hypotheses for the origins and impact of these(More)
PURPOSE To study the role of alphaB-crystallin (alphaB) in the developing lens and its importance in lens structure and function. METHODS Gene targeting in embryonic stem cells was used to generate mouse lines in which the alphaB gene and its protein product were absent. Gene structure and expression were characterized by genomic Southern blot,(More)
Almost complete phospholipid depletion has been achieved for Complex I and III of the mitochondrial respiratory chain using a technique that involves elution on Sephadex LH-20 in the presence of Triton X-100. Enzymic activity may be regenerated by replenishment with phospholipid. However, restoration of enzymic activity in phospholipid-depleted Complex I(More)
Heparosan (-GlcUA-beta1,4-GlcNAc-alpha1,4-)(n) is a member of the glycosaminoglycan polysaccharide family found in the capsule of certain pathogenic bacteria as well as the precursor for the vertebrate polymers, heparin and heparan sulfate. The two heparosan synthases from the Gram-negative bacteria Pasteurella multocida, PmHS1 and PmHS2, were efficiently(More)
Trivalent inorganic arsenic (arsenite, arsenic trioxide, As(III)) is a primary contaminant of groundwater supplies worldwide. As(III), marketed as trisenox, is also an FDA-approved agent to treat cancer It has been previously shown by our laboratory that As(III) administered at doses lower than a therapeutic anticancer dose results in an increase in tumor(More)
METHODS. Gene targeting in embryonic stem cells was used to generate mouse lines in which the aB gene and its protein product were absent. Gene structure and expression were characterized by genomic Southern blot, immunoblot, and Northern blot analyses, and two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. The gene knockout mice were screened for cataract with slit lamp(More)
The ionophoretic capabilities of phospholipids have been examined by direct measurement in a Pressman cell of the phospholipid-mediated translocation of cations across an organic phase separating two aqueous phases. Cardiolipin and phosphatidic acid were the most active inonophores among the phospholipids tested, with activities comparable to that of X537A(More)
One to two molecules of tightly bound cardiolipin are associated with resolved fractions of cytochrome oxidase containing subunits I to III or I to IV. Large scale isolation of subunits I to IV indicates the presence of approximately 0.5 molecule of cardiolipin per molecule of subunit I. Lipoprotein staining of sodium dodecyl sulfate/urea/acrylamide gels of(More)