Jeff D. Hamill

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In order to identify genes involved in expression of desiccation tolerance in the foliage of the grass Sporobolus stapfianus, a cDNA library was constructed from desiccated leaf tissue of S. stapfianus. Differential screening resulted in the isolation of a number of clones which detect transcripts whose abundance alters during drought stress and the(More)
The p53 tumor suppressor is a DNA-damage-responsive sequence-specific transcriptional activator. The sustained activation of the p53 response is incompatible with cell growth and viability. To circumvent this issue, a variety of negative feedback loops exist to limit the duration of p53 activation. Despite our understanding of p53 regulation, very little is(More)
Cell cycle progression is regulated through changes in the activity of cyclin-dependent kinases that are, in turn, regulated by the expression of their respective cyclin partners. In primary cells, cyclin E expression increases through the G(1) phase of the cell cycle and peaks near the G(1)/S boundary. The unscheduled expression of cyclin E in primary(More)
The p53 tumour suppressor is a transcription factor that can either activate or repress the expression of specific genes in response to cellular stresses such as exposure to ultraviolet light. The p53 protein can exert both pro- and anti-apoptotic effects depending on cellular context. In primary human fibroblasts, p53 protects cells from UV-induced(More)
Ultraviolet light (UV light) induces helix distorting DNA lesions that pose a block to replicative DNA polymerases. Recovery from this replication arrest is reportedly impaired in nucleotide excision repair (NER)-deficient xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) fibroblasts and primary fibroblasts lacking functional p53. These independent observations suggested that the(More)
In this study, we show that several microtubule-destabilizing agents used for decades for treatment of cancer and other diseases also sensitize cancer cells to oncolytic rhabdoviruses and improve therapeutic outcomes in resistant murine cancer models. Drug-induced microtubule destabilization leads to superior viral spread in cancer cells by disrupting type(More)
The p53 tumour suppressor is a transcription factor that can regulate the expression of numerous genes including many encoding proteins and microRNAs (miRNAs). The predominant outcomes of a typical p53 response are the initiation of apoptotic cascades and the activation of cell cycle checkpoints. HT29-tsp53 cells express a temperature sensitive variant of(More)
The p53 tumour suppressor is a transcription factor that can increase the expression of mRNAs and microRNAs (miRNAs). HT29-tsp53 cells expressing a temperature sensitive variant of p53 have provided a useful model to rapidly and reversibly control p53 activity. In this model, the majority of p53-responsive mRNAs were upregulated rapidly but they were(More)
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