Eileen J McCall

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Human thymidine phosphorylase (HTP), also known as platelet-derived endothelial cell growth factor (PD-ECGF), is overexpressed in certain solid tumors where it is linked to poor prognosis. HTP expression is utilized for certain chemotherapeutic strategies and is also thought to play a role in tumor angiogenesis. We determined the structure of HTP bound to(More)
The ADAMTS (a disintegrin-like and metalloproteinase domain with thrombospondin type I motifs) family of proteases plays a role in pathological conditions including arthritis, cancer, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and the Ehlers-Danlos type VIIC and Weill-Marchesani genetic syndromes. Here, we report the first crystal structures for a member of the(More)
The provision of high-quality eukaryotic cells through robust cell banking processes is essential for the progression of drug discovery projects throughout the pharmaceutical research process. Numerous models exist to meet this aim, and this review describes many of the underlying principles, challenges and opportunities as well as detailing how these have(More)
RATIONALE B cell-activating factor (BAFF) plays a major role in activation of B cells and in adaptive humoral immune responses. In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lymphoid follicles have been associated with disease severity, and overexpression of BAFF has been demonstrated within lymphoid follicles of patients with severe COPD. OBJECTIVES(More)
KCC2 is a neuron specific K+-Cl- co-transporter that controls neuronal chloride homeostasis, and is critically involved in many neurological diseases including brain trauma, epilepsies, autism and schizophrenia. Despite significant accumulating data on the biology and electrophysiological properties of KCC2, structure-function relationships remain poorly(More)
The activity of kinases is regulated by phosphorylation on Ser, Thr or Tyr residues within the activation loop. The ability to produce these enzymes recombinantly with a specific phosphorylation status is essential in order to understand structure and function. In this paper we describe a screening approach to co-express different phosphatases together with(More)
Recombinant baculoviruses have proved to be a very useful means to express many proteins over the last 20 years. Since their introduction, there have been a number of significant improvements that have simplified and speeded up the construction of baculoviruses. One of the most commonly used methods relies upon recombination with the baculovirus genome(More)
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