Katherine M. Hiller

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OBJECTIVES To examine the prevalence of four mutations, T59G, T1067A, T202C and C314T, of the human alpha(1,3/1,4) fucosyltransferase 3 (FUT 3) gene amongst persons with Lewis negative and those with Lewis positive blood group phenotype. An additional objective was to explore the hypothesis that these mutations are associated with coronary heart disease and(More)
The initial steps of leukocyte and tumor cell adhesion involve selectin receptor/ligand interactions. The selectin ligand components sialyl Lewis x and sialyl Lewis a are oncodevelopmental antigens involved in progression of adenocarcinoma. Interrupting biosynthesis of these surface glycans by inhibition of alpha(1,3)fucosyltransferase (FUT) gene expression(More)
BACKGROUND Influenza is responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality annually. Vaccination strategies target high-risk patients. The percentage of Emergency Department (ED) patients at high risk is largely unknown. OBJECTIVES The percentage of patients at high risk for influenza was determined and compared to the United States (US) population. (More)
We have cloned the protein coding region of an isoform of short ragweed allergen Amb a 6 (Ra6) and expressed the secreted product in Pichia pastoris at mg/l levels. 5' RACE was performed using sequence obtained from a partial Amb a 6 clone. This yielded a product whose deduced protein sequence has a characteristic signal sequence motif at the N-terminus(More)
The initial steps of leukocyte adhesion depend on selectin/ligand interactions. Surface ligands on leukocytes are often modified by addition of the sialyl Lewis x (CD15s) determinant. Biosynthesis of CD15s is dependent upon alpha(2,3)sialyltransferases and alpha(1,3)fucosyltransferases. We report the isolation of an HL60 cell line variant, HL60A2, that no(More)
Sialyl Lewis x and sialyl Lewis a are oncodevelopmental antigens involved in the pathogenesis of colon adenocarcinoma. Biosynthesis of these glycans is controlled by alpha(1,3/1,4)fucosyltransferases. We report the disruption of sialyl Lewis x/a biosynthesis and inhibition of colon carcinoma cell proliferation by stable transfection of antisense sequences(More)
BACKGROUND The federal government placed a moratorium on human emergency resuscitation research in 1993 due to concerns related to informed consent. In 1996, the Food and Drug Administration introduced the Final Rule in order to allow clinical resuscitation research to proceed in special cases without prospective informed consent. It is unclear, however,(More)
CONTEXT Hypothermia improves neurological outcome for comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Use of computer controlled high surface area devices for cooling may lead to faster cooling rates and potentially improve patient outcome. OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of surface cooling with the standard blankets and ice packs to the(More)
The science of surveillance is rapidly evolving due to changes in public health information and preparedness as national security issues, new information technologies and health reform. As the Emergency Department has become a much more utilized venue for acute care, it has also become a more attractive data source for disease surveillance. In recent years,(More)