Jennifer Keen

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The 2a isoenzyme of tomato polygalacturonase was purified from ripe fruit and characterised. The N-terminal amino acid sequence of the protein was determined in order to identify polygalacturonase cDNA clones. The nucleotide sequence of a ripening-related cDNA (pTOM 6) was determined and found to encode the N-terminal sequence of mature polygalacturonase(More)
In his cognitive-energetic model of information processing Sergeant [Sergeant, J. (2000). The cognitive-energetic model: An empirical approach to ADHD. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 24, 7-12] links executive function (EF) to motor behaviour. This link has been supported by evidence from a number of sources including studies of attention deficit(More)
Assembly proteins were extracted from bovine brain clathrin-coated vesicles with 0.5 M Tris and purified by clathrin-Sepharose affinity chromatography, then adsorbed to mica and examined by freeze-etch electron microscopy. The fraction possessing maximal ability to promote clathrin polymerization, termed AP-2, was found to be a tripartite structure composed(More)
RBM5 (RNA-binding motif protein 5/LUCA-15/H37) is encoded at the lung cancer tumor suppressor locus 3p21.3 and itself has several important characteristics of a tumor suppressor, including both potentiation of apoptosis and inhibition of the cell cycle. Here, we report the effects of both upregulation and downregulation of LUCA-15/RBM5 on gene expression(More)
Interleukin (IL)-13 is a pleiotropic T helper type 2 cytokine frequently associated with asthma and atopic dermatitis. IL-13-mediated signalling is initiated by binding to IL-13Rα1, which then recruits IL-4Rα to form a heterodimeric receptor complex. IL-13 also binds to IL-13Rα2, considered as either a decoy or a key mediator of fibrosis. IL-13-neutralising(More)
AN ASSOCIATION between levels of circulating immune complexes (CIC) and disease activity has been reported in several types of cancer (Robins & Baldwin, 1978). The antigen components of CIC have been characterized in some virusinduced animal tumours and shown to be tumour products (Tucker et al., 1978; Theofilopoulos et al., 1978). In human cancer,(More)
The tumour suppressor APC is the most commonly altered gene in colorectal cancer (CRC). Genetic and epigenetic alterations of APC may therefore be associated with dietary and lifestyle risk factors for CRC. Analysis of APC mutations in the extended mutation cluster region (codons 1276-1556) and APC promoter 1A methylation was performed on 185 archival CRC(More)
Sera from two sheep experimentally infected with ovine lentivirus (OLV) and from 186 sheep selected from flocks with known high or low prevalence of infection or on the basis of virological or histopathological examination were simultaneously tested by whole virus (WV) ELISA, recombinant transmembrane (r-TM) ELISA and AGID assay. Antigens for both the WV(More)
The tumour suppressor p53 is one of the most commonly altered genes in colorectal cancer (CRC) development. Genetic alterations in p53 may therefore be associated with postulated lifestyle risk factors for CRC, such as red meat consumption. In the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Norfolk study, we examined whether detailed(More)
Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of bubonic and pneumonic plague, is typically a zoonotic vector-borne disease of wild rodents. Bacterial biofilm formation in the proventriculus of the flea contributes to chronic infection of fleas and facilitates efficient disease transmission. However prior to biofilm formation, ingested bacteria must survive within(More)