Jean D. Snyder

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In animal cells, duplication of centrosomes and DNA is coordinated. Since CDK2/cyclin E triggers initiation of both events, activation of CDK2/cyclin E is thought to link these two events. We identified nucleophosmin (NPM/B23) as a substrate of CDK2/cyclin E in centrosome duplication. NPM/B23 associates specifically with unduplicated centrosomes, and(More)
Exploiting the lytic life cycle of viruses has gained recent attention as an anticancer strategy (oncolysis). To explore the utility of adenovirus (Ad)-mediated oncolysis for rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), we tested RMS cell lines for Ad gene transduction and infection. RMS cells were variably transduced by Ad. Compared with control cells, RMS cells were less(More)
PURPOSE Attenuated viruses derived from adenoviruses (Ad) that kill tumor cells (oncolysis) are currently in clinical trials for selected cancers. Some cancers have proven resistant to Ad infection due to low expression of viral receptors. The authors sought to determine whether members of the Ewing sarcoma family of tumors (ESFTs) express Ad receptors and(More)
This paper describes fabrication schemes to create multidimensional polymeric platforms to study cell function. A key feature of these constructs is the replication of in vivo geometry and dimensional size scales that will aid in the understanding of fundamental cell-environment interactions. Advantages of these microtextured membranes include the high(More)