Kathleen A. Hill

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Yeast kre mutants define a pathway of cell wall (1----6)-beta-D-glucan synthesis, and mutants in genes KRE5 and KRE6 appear to interact early in such a pathway. We have cloned KRE5, and the sequence predicts the product to be a large, hydrophilic, secretory glycoprotein which contains the COOH-terminal endoplasmic reticulum retention signal, HDEL. Deletion(More)
In the post genomic era, access to complete genome sequence data for numerous diverse species has opened multiple avenues for examining and comparing primary DNA sequence organization of entire genomes. Previously, the concept of a genomic signature was introduced with the observation of species-type specific Dinucleotide Relative Abundance Profiles(More)
We have cloned, sequenced and disrupted the KRE2 gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, identified by killer-resistant mutants with a defective cell wall receptor for the toxin. The KRE2 gene is close to PHO8 on chromosome 4, and encodes a predicted 49-kD protein, Kre2p, that probably enters the secretory pathway. Haploid cells carrying a disruption of the KRE2(More)
Mutants in the Big Blue transgenic mouse system show spontaneous clustered multiple mutations with unexpectedly high frequency, consistent with chronocoordinate events. We tested the prediction that the multiple mutations seen within the lacI mutation target sometimes occur in the context of chronocoordinate multiple mutations spanning multiple kilobases(More)
Analysis of spontaneous multiple mutations in normal and tumor cells may constrain hypotheses about the mechanisms responsible for multiple mutations and provide insight into the mutator phenotype. In a previous study, spontaneous doublets in Big Blue mice were dramatically more frequent than expected by chance and exhibited a mutation pattern similar to(More)
Two germline retrotransposition mutations of recent origin were observed in 727 independent mutations (0.28%) in the human factor IX gene (F9) of patients with hemophilia B: 1) a 279 bp insertion in exon H originating from an Alu family of short interspersed elements not previously known to be active and, 2) a 463 bp insertion in exon E of a LINE1 element(More)
We created an Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Mutation Database (http://www.cityofhope.org/cmdl/egfr_db) that curates a convenient compilation of somatic EGFR mutations in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and associated epidemiological and methodological data, including response to the tyrosine kinase inhibitors Gefitinib and Erlotinib. Herein, we(More)
The Big Blue transgenic mouse mutation detection system provides a powerful approach for measuring spontaneous and induced mutations in vivo. The observed mutations may contain a fraction of ex vivo or prokaryotic mutational events. Indeed, a modified, selectable form of the Big Blue assay seem to generate artifactual mutants under certain circumstances.(More)
There are mutational artifacts in the Big Blue(R) assay and it is important to characterize the source and nature of these mutations. Differences were reported in the mutation patterns of a small sample of 23 sectored and 91 circular mutant plaques derived from skin using the Big Blue(R) transgenic mouse mutation detection system [G. R. Stuart, N.J.(More)
To better define the time course of spontaneous mutation frequency in middle to late adulthood of the mouse, measurements were made at 10, 14, 17, 23, 25, and 30 months of age in samples of adipose tissue, liver, cerebellum (90% neurons), and the male germline (95% germ cells). A total of 46 million plaque-forming units (pfus) were screened at the six time(More)