Jeanne Gosselin

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A major obstacle to understanding AIDS is the lack of a suitable small animal model for studying HIV-1 infection and the subsequent development of AIDS, and for testing diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive modalities. Our goal is to produce a rabbit model for the study of AIDS. Here we report on the generation of transgenic rabbits that express the human(More)
Laminins are a large family of heterotrimeric basement membrane molecules that mediate crucial cell functions such as adhesion, proliferation, migration, and differentiation. Up to now, three distinct laminins have been identified in the normal human small intestinal epithelium. Laminin-1 (alpha1beta1gamma1) and laminin-5 (alpha3beta3gamma2) are mainly(More)
Cell-matrix interactions are thought to be of critical importance in the regulation of various cell functions, including proliferation, migration and control of gene expression. The integrins, a large family of specific receptors for the macromolecules of the extracellular matrix, are important mediators of these interactions. The integrin alpha9beta1 is(More)
Experimental Aims This study was designed to test the hypothesis that the colitis-induced deficit in purinergic neuromuscular transmission that has previously been identified by the Mawe lab involves a disruption in the population of fibroblast-like cells (FLC) of colonic muscularis. Our previous publication demonstrated that the purinergic component of the(More)
Protein-tyrosine phosphatase TULA-2 has been shown to regulate receptor signaling in several cell types, including platelets. Platelets are critical for maintaining vascular integrity; this function is mediated by platelet aggregation in response to recognition of the exposed basement membrane collagen by the GPVI receptor, which is non-covalently(More)
The gene for the human CD4 glycoprotein, which serves as the receptor for human immunodeficiency virus type 1, along with approximately 23 kb of sequence upstream of the translational start site, was cloned. The ability of 5' flanking sequences to direct tissue-specific expression was tested in cell culture and in transgenic mice. A 5' flanking region of 6(More)
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