Karyn J Hansen

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Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR)-mediated Cl(-) secretion across fluid-transporting epithelia is regulated, in part, by modulating the number of CFTR Cl(-) channels in the plasma membrane by adjusting CFTR endocytosis and recycling. However, the mechanisms that regulate CFTR recycling in airway epithelial cells remain unknown, at(More)
The 150-kbp genome of the alphaherpesvirus equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) strain HVS25A was cloned as a bacterial artificial chromosome (EHV-1 BAC), with mini F plasmid sequences inserted between genes 62 and 63. Transfection of EHV-1 BAC DNA purified from E. coli gave rise to progeny virus that had a similar growth rate and yield in mammalian cell culture to(More)
Mts1 protein (S100A4 according to a new classification) has been implicated in the formation of the metastatic phenotype via regulation of cell motility and invasiveness. Previously we have demonstrated that Mts1 protein interacted with the heavy chain of nonmuscle myosin in a calcium-dependent manner. To elucidate the role of the Mts1-myosin interaction,(More)
Equine herpesviruses 1 and 4 (EHV-1 and EHV-4) cause equine respiratory disease worldwide. However, only EHV-1 is a cause of abortion and neurological disease, despite the two viruses having all 76 genes in common. In addition EHV-1 has a broader host range in cell culture than EHV-4, as exemplified by the rabbit kidney (RK) cell line that is permissive for(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) based strategy is a promising targeted therapeutic approach for the treatment of a variety of cancers including ovarian cancer. However, the inherent or acquired resistance of tumor cells to TRAIL limits the potential application of TRAIL-mediated therapy. In this study, we identified that(More)
The chemical structure of a major phosphoglycolipid from Deinococcus radiodurans has been shown to be 2'-O-(1,2-diacyl-sn-glycero-3-phospho)-3'-O-(alpha-galactosyl)-N-D-gl yceroyl alkylamine. By infrared spectroscopy, the lipid was shown to contain both carbonyl ester and amide linkages. Chemical analysis demonstrated a molar ratio of fatty acid,(More)
PURPOSE The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) was analyzed to evaluate practice patterns and the impact of radiotherapy modalities for endometrial cancer treated with primary radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS The NCDB was queried for Stage I endometrioid adenocarcinoma patients treated with primary radiotherapy without surgery from 1998 to 2006.(More)
PURPOSE Vaginal cancer is an uncommon malignancy that is usually treated with definitive radiation therapy. Following external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), a brachytherapy boost is delivered to achieve a total dose of 70-85 Gy. We sought to determine the trends of brachytherapy boost utilization in the treatment of vaginal cancer and to identify the(More)
Successfully engineering functional muscle tissue either in vitro or in vivo to treat muscle defects rather than using the host muscle transfer would be revolutionary. Tissue engineering is on the cutting edge of biomedical research, bridging a gap between the clinic and the bench top. A new focus on skeletal muscle tissue engineering has led investigators(More)
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