Julie Rothacker

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Murine and human epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFRs) bind human EGF (hEGF), mouse EGF (mEGF), and human transforming growth factor alpha (hTGF-alpha) with high affinity despite the significant differences in the amino acid sequences of the ligands and the receptors. In contrast, the chicken EGFR can discriminate between mEGF (and hEGF) and hTGF-alpha(More)
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a member of the erbB tyrosine kinase family of receptors. For many years it has been believed that receptor activation occurs via a monomer-dimer transition that is associated with a conformational change to activate the kinase. However, little is known about the quaternary state of the receptor at normal(More)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide with an annual incidence of almost a million cases and an annual mortality around 500,000. The fecal occult blood test is currently the first line method for CRC screening, but has unacceptably low sensitivity and specificity. Improved screening tests are therefore(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-D is a secreted glycoprotein that induces angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis. It consists of a central domain, containing binding sites for VEGF receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) and VEGFR-3, and N- and C-terminal propeptides. It is secreted from the cell as homodimers of the full-length form that can be proteolytically(More)
Tumor related products shed into the feces offer a potential source of biomarkers for the detection of colorectal cancer (CRC). Using SDS-PAGE followed by nanoflow reversed-phased LC-MS/MS to analyse fecal samples from Apc(Min/+) mice (that develop spontaneous multiple intestinal neoplasia with age) we have identified 336 proteins (115 proteins of murine(More)
Analytical ultracentrifugation (AUC) was used to characterize the size distribution and surface chemistry of quantum dots (QDs). AUC was found to be highly sensitive to nanocrystal size, resolving nanocrystal sizes that differ by a single lattice plane. Sedimentation velocity data were used to calculate the ligand packing density at the crystal surface for(More)
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is overexpressed in many epithelial cancers, an observation often correlated with poor clinical outcome. Overexpression of the EGFR is commonly caused by EGFR gene amplification and is sometimes associated with expression of a variant EGFR (de2-7 EGFR or EGFRvIII) bearing an internal deletion in its extracellular(More)
The routine detection of low abundance components in complex samples for detailed proteomics analysis continues to be a challenge. Whilst the potential of multidimensional chromatographic fractionation for this purpose has been proposed for some years, and was used effectively for the purification to homogeneity of trace components in bulk biological(More)
A biosensor-based micro-affinity purification method to recover protein binding partners and their complexes for down stream proteomics analysis has been developed using the BIAcore 3000 fitted with a prototype Surface Prep Unit (SPU). The recombinant GST-intracellular domain of E-cadherin or the recombinant GST-beta-catenin binding domain of Adenomatous(More)