Jill Shephard Erickson

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The 11-kD protease (PR) encoded by the human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) is essential for the correct processing of viral polyproteins and the maturation of infectious virus, and is therefore a target for the design of selective acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) therapeutics. To facilitate the identification of novel inhibitors of HIV-1 PR, as(More)
This article describes the collective experience of a multidisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners, and program evaluators who support appropriate research and evaluation methods in working with Native peoples. Our experience underlines the critical importance of culture in understanding and conducting research with the diverse populations of(More)
The Escherichia coli rpoH gene product sigma 32 is essential for the increase in heat shock gene transcription found after exposure of the bacteria to a sudden temperature increase. It is not known how the concentration of active sigma 32 is modulated. We showed that rpoH transcript levels increased after heat shock and that the magnitude of the increase in(More)
HE meiotic process generally ensures that in any diploid heterozygote the two a1terna:ive homologous elements will be recovered in functional gametes in equal frequencies. Exceptions have been described in a number of organisms and where the inequality is shown to be a consequence of the meiotic divisions, meiotic drive may be said to be operative ( SANDLER(More)
Within the first cell cycle following fertilization the average nucleosomal repeat length of sea urchin male pronuclear chromatin declines by 30-40 base pairs to a value typical of that found in the embryo. This decline occurs after a lag of about 30 min postfertilization, and is accompanied by replication of the male chromatin and accumulation of(More)
Multiheme cytochromes c are of great interest for researchers for a variety of reasons but difficult to obtain in quantities sufficient for the majority of studies. The genome of delta-proteobacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens contains more than a hundred genes coding for c-type cytochromes. Three of them represent a new class of multiheme cytochromes(More)
The complete genome sequence of the delta-proteobacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens reveals a large abundance of multiheme cytochromes. Cytochrome c(7), isolated from this metal ion-reducing bacterium, is a triheme periplasmic electron-transfer protein with M(r) 9.6 kDa. This protein is involved in metal ion-reducing pathways and shares 56% sequence identity(More)
The segregation of the mouse gene for uridine monophosphatase-2 (Umph-2) was examined in 14 independent mouse-Syrian hamster hybrids and 10 hybrid subclones. Umph-2 cosegregated with the mouse galactokinase (Glk) gene in 23 of the 24 hybrids and showed at least four discordances with all other mouse marker isozymes examined. The observed synteny of Umph-2(More)
The structure of a novel c(7)-type cytochrome domain that has two bishistidine coordinated hemes and one heme with histidine, methionine coordination (where the sixth ligand is a methionine residue) was determined at 1.7 A resolution. This domain is a representative of domains that form three polymers encoded by the Geobacter sulfurreducens genome. Two of(More)