Kathleen Ohman

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The PML protein was first identified as part of a fusion product with the retinoic acid receptor alpha (RAR alpha), resulting from the t(15;17) chromosomal translocation associated with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). It has been previously demonstrated that PML, which is tightly bound to the nuclear matrix, concentrates in discrete subnuclear(More)
National guidelines and professional organizations have recommended allowing family presence during resuscitation and bedside invasive procedures. Studies found that only 5% of critical care units have written policies. Periodic requests by family members prompted the creation of a task force, including nurses, physicians, and respiratory therapists, to(More)
Here we show that the adenovirus early region 4 (E4) open reading frame 4 (ORF4) protein autoregulates its own transcription by inhibiting adenovirus E1A-induced activation of E4 transcription both in transient transfection experiments and during lytic virus growth. The inhibitory activity of E4-ORF4 was selective for E1A-CR3-dependent transactivation and(More)
Most adenovirus-specific mRNAs expressed late after infection originate from a single transcription unit, the so-called major late transcription unit. All mRNAs expressed from this unit have in common a 201 nucleotide-long spliced tripartite leader segment attached to their 5' ends. Human adenovirus mutants that carry large deletions in early region 4 (E4)(More)
All mRNAs expressed from the adenovirus major late transcription unit have a common, 201-nucleotide-long 5' leader sequence, which consists of three short exons (the tripartite leader). This leader has two variants, either with or without the i-leader exon, which, when present, is spliced between the second and the third exons of the tripartite leader.(More)
We show that transformation of rat CREF fibroblasts by adenovirus-2 early regions 1A and 1B (E1) is stimulated by expression of the viral early region 4 (E4) products. Cotransfection of CREF cells with E1 and E4 did not affect the number of E1-transformed foci, but resulted in the formation of larger and more dense foci compared to E1 transfection alone.(More)
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