Jennifer Cleary

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Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC), an important paediatric diarrhoeal pathogen, employs multiple adhesins to colonize the small bowel and produces characteristic 'attaching and effacing' (A/E) lesions on small intestinal enterocytes. EPEC adhesins that have been associated with A/E adhesion and intestinal colonization include bundle-forming pili(More)
While remaining extracellular, enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) establish direct links with the cytoskeleton of the target epithelial cell leading to the formation of actin-rich pedestals underneath attached bacteria. The translocated adaptor protein Tir forms the transmembrane bridge between the cytoskeleton and the bacterium; the extracellular(More)
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli infection of intestinal epithelial cells leads to localized depletion of the microtubule cytoskeleton, an effect that is dependent on delivery of type III translocated effector proteins EspG and Orf3 (designated EspG2) to the site of depletion. Microtubule depletion involved disruption rather than displacement of(More)
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) strains deliver effector proteins Tir, EspB, Map, EspF, EspH, and EspG into host cells to induce brush border remodeling and produce attaching and effacing (A/E) lesions on small intestinal enterocytes. In this study, the role of individual EPEC effectors in brush border remodeling and A/E lesion formation was(More)
The Ca(2+)-mobilizing metabolite cyclic ADP-ribose (cADPR) has been shown to release Ca2+ from ryanodine-sensitive stores in many cells. We show that this metabolite at a concentration of 17 microM, but not its precursor beta-NAD+ nor non-cyclic ADPR at the same concentration, is active in releasing Ca2+ from rabbit skeletal muscle sarcoplasmic reticulum.(More)
Using a genetically modified herpes simplex virus encoding green fluorescent protein we sought to establish if this viral modification could be used in transneuronal tracing studies of the sympathetic nervous system. The herpes simplex virus encoding green fluorescent protein was injected into the adrenal medulla of three hamsters and six rats. After a(More)
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