Joseph Mullen

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Campylobacter jejuni is a food-borne pathogen responsible for infectious enterocolitis. The early-response transcription factor NF-kappa B triggers the expression of genes associated with cellular immune and inflammatory responses. Co-incubation of HeLa cells with viable C. jejuni leads to the activation of the transcription factor NF-kappa B as determined(More)
Hepatic Ito cells proliferate during liver injury and fibrogenesis. Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-induced [3H]thymidine incorporation was studied as Ito cells express the PDGF receptor after injury and activation. Pretreatment with either the nonspecific lipoxygenase inhibitor (nordihydroguaiaretic acid) or specific inhibitors of 5-lipoxygenase(More)
The ilvB locus of Escherichia coli K-12 encloses two open reading frames defining polypeptides of 60,000 and 11,200 molecular weight. The entire locus, about 2.3 kb, is co-transcribed as an operon. The molecular weights and amino acid compositions of the presumptive operon polypeptides agree with those of the large and small subunit polypeptides of(More)
BacillOndex is an extension of the Ondex data integration system, providing a semantically annotated, integrated knowledge base for the model Gram-positive bacterium Bacillus subtilis. This application allows a user to mine a variety of B. subtilis data sources, and analyse the resulting integrated dataset, which contains data about genes, gene products and(More)
Drug development is both increasing in cost whilst decreasing in productivity. There is a general acceptance that the current paradigm of R&D needs to change. One alternative approach is drug repositioning. With target-based approaches utilised heavily in the field of drug discovery, it becomes increasingly necessary to have a systematic method to rank(More)
Current research and development approaches to drug discovery have become less fruitful and more costly. One alternative paradigm is that of drug repositioning. Many marketed examples of repositioned drugs have been identified through serendipitous or rational observations, highlighting the need for more systematic methodologies to tackle the problem.(More)
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