Ken R. Harewood

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Highly polymorphic di- and tetranucleotide repeats in and around Npr3, a potential candidate gene for hypertension, have been identified using a novel approach. Because this chromosomal site is rich in repetitive DNA and difficult to sequence, P1 artificial chromosomes were retrofitted with a loxP transposon to map the gene sequence within a clone using a(More)
Contrary to several earlier reports, we find that cross-recombination between wild-type and the mutant loxP511 sites is <0.5% of that between two wild-type sites if Cre protein is expressed by phage P1 during an infection. The finding enabled us to develop a procedure to truncate DNA progressively from both ends of large genomic inserts flanked by these two(More)
An enhancer within intron 1 of the amyloid precursor protein gene (APPb) of zebrafish is identified functionally using a novel approach. Bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs) were retrofitted with enhancer traps, and expressed as transgenes in zebrafish. Expression from both transient assays and stable lines were used for analysis. Although the enhancer(More)
Recombination of wild-type and mutant loxP sites mediated by wild-type Cre protein was analyzed in vivo using a sensitive phage P1 transduction assay. Contrary to some earlier reports, recombination between loxP sites was found to be highly specific: a loxP site recombined in vivo only with another of identical sequence, with no crossover recombination(More)
Efficacious systems are described for the large-scale growth in tissue culture and concentration of infectious (P3HR-1) and transforming (B95-8) Epstein-Barr virus. Also recorded here are our updated procedures for growing stock cultures and protocols to harvest fluids containing biologically active virus which is infectious or transforming. Various methods(More)
Four continuous cell lines constructed by transfecting BALB/c mouse fibroblast cells with an expression system that has the mutant c-Ha-ras gene under control of a truncated version of the mouse metallothionein-1 (mt-1) promoter were characterized for zinc-induced phenotype switching. These cells were selected for transformation in the presence of zinc, a(More)
New Tn10 minitransposons were constructed to functionally map long-range transcription regulatory sequences in bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs) and P1-derived artificial chromosomes (PACs). Each contained a wild-type loxP site but, significantly, contained no mammalian or bacterial genes and/or promoter elements within the transposed portion of DNA.(More)
BACKGROUND Chromatin adjoining the site of integration of a transgene affects expression and renders comparisons of closely related transgenes, such as those derived from a BAC deletion series retrofitted with enhancer-traps, unreliable. Gene targeting to a pre-determined site on the chromosome is likely to alleviate the problem. FINDINGS A general(More)
BACKGROUND The current study examines the effectiveness of theater in educating African American women about breast cancer. METHODS Four hundred and forty-eight participants viewed a play entitled Stealing Clouds. Employing a retrospective/pre-post test design and paired sample t tests, researchers assessed the effectiveness of theater in increasing(More)