Erin K Cloherty

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The human erythrocyte sugar transporter presents sugar import (e2) and sugar export (e1) sites simultaneously. This study asks whether the sugar transporter exposes only one or multiple import sites. We approached this question by analysis of cytochalasin B binding to the human erythrocyte sugar export site in the presence of sugars that bind to the sugar(More)
The human erythrocyte glucose transporter is an allosteric complex of four GLUT1 proteins whose structure and substrate binding properties are stabilized by reductant-sensitive, noncovalent subunit interactions [Hebert, D. N., & Carruthers, A. (1992) J. Biol. Chem. 267, 23829-23838]. In the present study, we use biochemical and molecular approaches to(More)
Dengue virus (DENV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that causes serious human disease and mortality worldwide. There is no specific antiviral therapy or vaccine for DENV infection. Alterations in gene expression during DENV infection of the mosquito and the impact of these changes on virus infection are important events to investigate in hopes of creating(More)
At any instant, the human erythrocyte sugar transporter presents at least one sugar export site but multiple sugar import sites. The present study asks whether the transporter also presents more than one sugar exit site. We approached this question by analysis of binding of [3H]cytochalasin B (an export conformer ligand) to the human erythrocyte sugar(More)
GLUT1-mediated, passive D-glucose transport in human erythrocytes is asymmetric, Vmax and K(m)(app) for D-glucose uptake at 4 degrees C are 10-fold lower than Vmax and K(m)(app) for D-glucose export. Transport asymmetry is not observed for GLUT1-mediated 3-O-methylglucose transport in rat, rabbit, and avian erythrocytes and rat adipocytes where Vmax for(More)
Glucose transport protein deficiency due to mutation in the GLUT1 gene is characterized by infantile onset and chronic seizure disorder, microcephaly, global developmental delays, and hypoglycorrhachia. We describe a 10-year-old normocephalic male with prominent ataxia, dystonia, choreoathetosis, and GLUT1 deficiency whose motor abnormalities improved with(More)
Avian erythrocyte sugar transport is stimulated during anoxia and during exposure to inhibitors of oxidative phosphorylation. This stimulation results from catalytic desuppression of the cell surface glucose transporter GLUT1 [Diamond, D., & Carruthers, A. (1993) J. Biol. Chem. 268, 6437-6444]. The present study was undertaken to investigate the mechanisms(More)
BACKGROUND Dengue virus (DENV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that causes significant human disease and mortality in the tropics and subtropics. By examining the effects of virus infection on gene expression, and interactions between virus and vector, new targets for prevention of infection and novel treatments may be identified in mosquitoes. We previously(More)