Morgan Park3
Holly Coleman3
Robert W Blakesley3
3Morgan Park
3Holly Coleman
3Robert W Blakesley
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Calcium-activated photoproteins are luciferase variants found in photocyte cells of bioluminescent jellyfish (Phylum Cnidaria) and comb jellies (Phylum Ctenophora). The complete genomic sequence from the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi, a representative of the earliest branch of animals that emit light, provided an opportunity to examine the genome of an(More)
While Staphylococcus epidermidis is commonly isolated from healthy human skin, it is also the most frequent cause of nosocomial infections on indwelling medical devices. Despite its importance, few genome sequences existed and the most frequent hospital-associated lineage, ST2, had not been fully sequenced. We cultivated 71 commensal S. epidermidis isolates(More)
BACKGROUND Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is a serious pathogen in several regions in the United States. It is unclear which populations are at high risk for the emergence of these strains. METHODS All unique patient isolates of S. aureus were collected from hospitals in Brooklyn, NY over a three-month period.(More)
BACKGROUND The approaches for shotgun-based sequencing of vertebrate genomes are now well-established, and have resulted in the generation of numerous draft whole-genome sequence assemblies. In contrast, the process of refining those assemblies to improve contiguity and increase accuracy (known as 'sequence finishing') remains tedious, labor-intensive, and(More)
Experimental pipeline for B cell deep sequencing and bioinformatic analysis. Antigen specific B cells were sorted based on binding to a gp140 or gp120 probe. mRNA was extracted and reverse transcribed to cDNA for Ig H C amplification. Unique barcodes are incorporated at the 3' end of amplicons to differentiate between animals and time points. Products were(More)
Studies in rodent epilepsy models suggest that GABAergic interneuron progenitor grafts can reduce hyperexcitability and seizures in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Although integration of the transplanted cells has been proposed as the underlying mechanism for these disease-modifying effects, prior studies have not explicitly examined cell types and synaptic(More)
The sulfonylurea glibenclamide is a relatively potent inhibitor of the CFTR Cl(-) channel. This inhibition is thought to be via an open channel block mechanism. However, nothing is known about the physical nature of the glibenclamide-binding site on CFTR. Here we show that mutations in the pore-forming 6th and 12th transmembrane regions of CFTR affect block(More)
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanners for the oral and maxillofacial region were pioneered in the late 1990s independently by Arai et al. in Japan and Mozzo et al. CBCT has a lower dose of radiation, minimal metal artifacts, reduced costs, easier accessibility, and easier handling than multislice computed tomography (MSCT); however, the latter is(More)
Point mutations within the pore region of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) Cl(-) channel have previously been shown to alter the selectivity of the channel between different anions, suggesting that part of the pore may form an anion 'selectivity filter'. However, the full extent of this selectivity filter region and the(More)