Elizabeth Ann Massopust Johnson

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Rhythmic arm cycling leads to suppression of H-reflexes in both leg and arm muscles, and a reduction in the excitability of corticospinal projections to the forearm flexors. It is unknown, however, whether leg cycling modulates excitability in neural projections to the arms. Here we studied the extent to which rhythmic movement of the legs alters reflex(More)
Colonization of the human stomach by Helicobacter pylori is an important risk factor for development of gastric cancer. The H. pylori cag pathogenicity island (cag PAI) encodes components of a type IV secretion system (T4SS) that translocates the bacterial oncoprotein CagA into gastric epithelial cells, and CagL is a specialized component of the cag T4SS(More)
Reovirus infections are initiated by the binding of viral attachment protein sigma1 to receptors on the surface of host cells. The sigma1 protein is an elongated fiber comprised of an N-terminal tail that inserts into the virion and a C-terminal head that extends from the virion surface. The prototype reovirus strains type 1 Lang/53 (T1L/53) and type 3(More)
Reovirus cell entry is mediated by attachment to cell surface carbohydrate and junctional adhesion molecule A (JAM-A) and internalization by beta1 integrin. The beta1 integrin cytoplasmic tail contains two NPXY motifs, which function in recruitment of adaptor proteins and clathrin for endocytosis and serve as sorting signals for internalized cargo. As(More)
Two of seven sucrose-fermenting Salmonella strains obtained from clinical sources were found capable of conjugal transfer of the sucrose fermentation (Scr+) property to the Escherichia coli K-12 strain WR3026. The genetic elements conferring this Scr+ property, designated scr-53 and scr-94, were then conjugally transmissible from Escherichia coli WR3026(More)
PURPOSE Adjuvant chemotherapy for resected non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is now accepted on the basis of several randomized clinical trials (RCTs) that demonstrated improved survival. Although there is strong evidence that adjuvant chemotherapy is effective in stages II and IIIA NSCLC, its utility in stage IB disease is unclear. This report provides a(More)
7019 Background: The value of adjuvant chemotherapy in resectable lung cancer remains controversial. The International Adjuvant Lung Trial (IALT) reported a modest but statistically significant survival advantage with cisplatin-based adjuvant chemotherapy in stages IA to III NSCLC. On the other hand, Adjuvant Lung Project Italy (ALPI) failed to demonstrate(More)
PURPOSE Having epilepsy often interferes with a child's and his or her family's quality of life, but specific concerns have not been explored. The purpose of the study was to explore in-depth the self-reported concerns and needs of children with epilepsy and their parents. METHOD A focus group methodology was used with 2 child groups and 2 parent groups.(More)
7007 Background: In 2004, preliminary results of CALGB 9633 demonstrated statistically significant evidence that adjuvant chemotherapy with paclitaxel and carboplatin (PC) improved disease-free (DFS) and overall survival (OS) in resected stage IB NSCLC. Indeed, the study was closed early by the DSMB after a planned interim analysis demonstrated a p value(More)