Jessica Sawyer

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The ICF syndrome (immunodeficiency, centromeric region instability, facial anomalies) is a unique DNA methylation deficiency disease diagnosed by an extraordinary collection of chromosomal anomalies specifically in the vicinity of the centromeres of chromosomes 1 and 16 (Chr1 and Chr16) in mitogen-stimulated lymphocytes. These aberrations include(More)
Sperm conjugation occurs when two or more sperm physically unite for motility or transport through the female reproductive tract. In many muroid rodent species, sperm conjugates have been shown to form by a single, conspicuous apical hook located on the sperm head. These sperm "trains" have been reported to be highly variable in size and, despite all the(More)
We have developed methods for the automation of transfection-grade DNA preparation, high-throughput retroviral preparation, and highly parallel phenotypic screens to establish approaches that will allow investigators to examine in an unbiased manner the roles of proteins in mammalian cells. These methods have been used to raise or lower the levels of(More)
As the most abundant glycoprotein component of pulmonary surfactant, SP-A (Mr = 30,000-36,000) plays a central role in the organization of phospholipid bilayers in the alveolar air space. SP-A, isolated from lung lavage, exists in oligomeric forms (N = 6, 12, 18, ...), mediated by collagen-like triple helices and intermolecular disulfide bonds. These(More)
Cytogenetic analysis of two murine neuroblastoma cell lines that show different malignant expression revealed consistent differences in the chromosomal composition between the two lines. The MNB-T1 (high-malignancy) cell line showed increased modal chromosome number, presence of homogeneously staining regions (HSRs), double minutes (dmin) and evidence of(More)
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