Jason Michael Harris

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The polymeric immunoglobulin receptor (pIg-R) is responsible for the receptor-mediated transcytosis of polymeric immunoglobulins (IgA and IgM) across various epithelia. We have expressed the cDNA for the pIg-R in Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells and found that this system mimics that found in vivo (Mostov, K. E., and D. L. Deitcher. 1986. Cell.(More)
Neurones that lose their presynaptic partners because of injury usually retract or die. However, when the auditory interneurones of the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus are denervated, dendrites respond by growing across the midline and forming novel synapses with the opposite auditory afferents. Suppression subtractive hybridization was used to detect(More)
We have initiated a multidisciplinary project that aims to dissect and ultimately define the functions of the long and unusual C-terminal "tail" sequences of the two high molecular weight neurofilament subunits, NF-M and NF-H. A series of recombinant fusion proteins containing selected NF-M and NF-H tail sequences were constructed using appropriate cDNAs.(More)
During antibody screening on sections of rat cerebellum, we noticed a group of small neurons which exhibited unusual staining properties. They were robustly immunopositive for the high molecular weight neurofilament protein, moderately immunostained with antibodies to the low molecular weight neurofilament protein and alpha-internexin, but only faintly(More)
The polymeric immunoglobulin receptor is expressed in a variety of polarized epithelial cells. Newly made receptor travels first to the basolateral surface. The receptor is then endocytosed, transported across the cell in vesicles, and exocytosed at the apical surface. We have now deleted the membrane spanning and cytoplasmic portions of the receptor by(More)
UNLABELLED Clostridium perfringens epsilon toxin (ε-toxin) is responsible for a devastating multifocal central nervous system (CNS) white matter disease in ruminant animals. The mechanism by which ε-toxin causes white matter damage is poorly understood. In this study, we sought to determine the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which ε-toxin causes(More)
We have previously shown that neurofilaments in enteric neurons are immunologically distinct from those found in the central nervous system. In particular, one monoclonal antibody to the medium molecular weight neurofilament subunit, called NN18, stained the perikarya of enteric neurons very weakly, if at all, although other medium molecular weight(More)
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