Erin Broderick

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Baby bottle tooth decay is a unique pattern of dental caries (tooth decay) affecting the dentition of young children. It is associated with the practice of putting the child to sleep with a nursing bottle filled with liquid that contains sugar. Practitioners who treat Native American children have noted that this population suffers from a high prevalence of(More)
Several previous studies of bone repair have shown 2- to 4-fold increases in bone formation following local delivery of exogenous transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β). Here, we use quantitative backscatter electron microscopy to test the effect of TGF-β1 on mineralization of regenerated bone by examining tissue samples from a previously published canine(More)
Trypanosoma brucei, the causative agent of African trypanosomiasis, contains a soluble, vacuolar pyrophosphatase, TbVSP1, not present in humans, which is essential for the growth of bloodstream forms in their mammalian host. Here, we report the inhibition of a recombinant TbVSP1 expressed in Escherichia coli by a panel of 81 bisphosphonates. The IC50 values(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a predictive genetic signature for the development of bortezomib-induced peripheral neuropathy (PN). METHODS Two thousand and sixteen single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were genotyped in 139 samples from myeloma patients treated with bortezomib-melphalan-prednisone in the VISTA phase 3 trial. Single-marker association analysis for(More)
Gammadelta T cells expressing Vgamma2Vdelta2 T cell receptors are activated by a broad range of phosphorus-containing small molecules, termed phosphoantigens, and are of interest in the context of the chemotherapy of B cell malignancies. Here, we report the synthesis of four pairs of chiral phosphoantigens: the bromohydrins of isopentenyl diphosphate(More)
Human gammadelta T cells containing the Vgamma2Vdelta2 (Vgamma9Vdelta2) T cell receptor are stimulated by a broad variety of small, phosphorus-containing antigenic molecules called phosphoantigens. The structures of several species present in both Mycobacteria (TUBags1-4) and in Escherichia coli have been reported to contain a formyl-alkyl diphosphate core.(More)
A higher percentage of apoptotic cells (apoptotic index or AI) is consistently found in bone marrow (BM) biopsies compared to BM aspirates of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Most studies have only investigated the low-density fraction (LDF) mononuclear cells from BM aspirates following density separation for AI determination. In the present(More)
A human antibody with milk mucin specificity was obtained by transferring the complementarity determining regions (CDR) of the mouse antibody HMFG1 onto carefully selected human framework regions. The resulting reshaped human antibody, HuHMFG1, showed no difference in relative affinity for its antigen compared with the parent mouse HMFG1. The minimum(More)
Current problems in obtaining suitable monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) for in vivo imaging and therapy can now be bypassed using protein-engineering rather than conventional hybridoma technology. Rodent antibody binding sites can be grafted onto human acceptor antibodies thus reshaping the human MoAbs into reagents with more desired specificities. We(More)
Urine specimens are valuable to investigate kidney disease and antiretroviral nephrotoxicity. We observed large rust-colored pellets in some urine specimens after overnight storage at 4°C. Testing of supernatant under varying conditions demonstrated that this phenomenon reflects supersaturation and precipitation of uric acid in samples with high uric acid(More)