Jeanette M Ferguson

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The crystal structure of the closed form of citrate synthase, with citrate and CoA bound, from the hyperthermophilic Archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus has been determined to 1.9 A. This has allowed direct structural comparisons between the same enzyme from organisms growing optimally at 37 degrees C (pig), 55 degrees C (Thermoplasma acidophilum) and now 100(More)
Huntington’s disease (HD) is caused by an abnormal expansion of CAG trinucleotide repeats encoding polyglutamine (polyQ) in the first exon of the huntingtin (htt) gene. Despite considerable efforts, the pathogenesis of HD remains largely unclear due to a paucity of models that can reliably reproduce the pathological characteristics of HD. Here, we report a(More)
Black raspberries (BRB) demonstrate potent inhibition of aerodigestive tract carcinogenesis in animal models. However, translational clinical trials evaluating the ability of BRB phytochemicals to impact molecular biomarkers in the oral mucosa remain limited. The present phase 0 study addresses a fundamental question for oral cancer food-based prevention:(More)
Stumpy is a new chondrodystrophic mutant in the mouse. The condition is inherited as a fully penetrant Mendelian recessive, and is not allelic with brachymorphic, achondroplasia, or stubby-three similar, previously described mutants. No chromosomal position has yet been assigned to the gene. Phenotypically, stumpy mice are chondrodystrophic dwarfs with all(More)
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