Kathy Shaffer

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Endoglin (ENG), a co-receptor for several TGFβ-family cytokines, is expressed in dividing endothelial cells alongside ALK1, the ACVRL1 gene product. ENG and ACVRL1 are both required for angiogenesis and mutations in either gene are associated with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangectasia, a rare genetic vascular disorder. ENG and ALK1 function in the same(More)
The distribution and localization of adenosine deaminase (ADA) was studied during postnatal development of the alimentary tract in mice. There was detectable enzyme activity in all organs examined, but a range of more than 10,000 fold in the relative levels of specific activity was observed among adult tissues. A comprehensive survey of multiple adult(More)
IL-15 is a proinflammatory cytokine that plays an important role in the development and activation of NK cells and is a potential target for inflammatory disease therapy. Studies conducted in IL-15- and IL-15R knockout mice identified IL-15 as an important cytokine for NK cell homeostasis. Consistent with this information derived from genetically modified(More)
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