Kendall D Carey

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We have determined the 3.2 A X-ray crystal structure of the extracellular domain of the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (ErbB2 or HER2) in a complex with the antigen binding fragment of pertuzumab, an anti-ErbB2 monoclonal antibody also known as 2C4 or Omnitarg. Pertuzumab binds to ErbB2 near the center of domain II, sterically blocking a binding(More)
We show that two commonly occurring epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) somatic mutations, L858R and an in-frame deletion mutant, Del(746-750), exhibit distinct enzymatic properties relative to wild-type EGFR and are differentially sensitive to erlotinib. Kinetic analysis of the purified intracellular domains of EGFR L858R and EGFR Del(746-750) reveals(More)
OBJECTIVES To summarize the results of a 6-year, ongoing, prospective study of the risk for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) transmission among health care workers, and to estimate the magnitude of the risk for HIV-1 infection associated with different types of occupational exposures. DESIGN Prospective cohort study; the median follow-up for(More)
Hormones and growth factors regulate cell growth via the mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase cascade. Here we examine the actions of the hormone somatostatin on the MAP kinase cascade through one of its two major receptor subtypes, the somatostatin receptor 1 (SSTR1) stably expressed in CHO-K1 cells. Somatostatin antagonizes the proliferative effects of(More)
Why do closely related primate genera vary in longevity, and what does this teach us about human aging? Life tables of female baboons (Papio hamadryas) in two wild populations of East Africa and in a large captive population in San Antonio, Texas, provide striking similarities and contrasts to human mortality patterns. For captive baboons at the Southwest(More)
OBJECTIVE At present, rodents represent the most common animal model for research in obesity and its comorbidities (e.g., type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease), however, there are several physiological and developmental differences between rodents and humans reflective of their relatively ancient evolutionary divergence (approximately 65 to 75 million(More)
The efficiency of first-generation adenoviral vectors as gene delivery tools is often limited by the short duration of transgene expression, which can be related to immune responses and to toxic effects of viral proteins. In addition, readministration is usually ineffective unless the animals are immunocompromised or a different adenovirus serotype is used.(More)
Postnatal growth in body weight, from birth to 7 years, was studied longitudinally in a sample of savannah baboons. Measurements of weight were collected on 45 male and 42 female baboons at 12-week intervals. The weights of males and females were treated independently and compared for gender differences. Distance and mean increment curves were used to(More)
Systemic intravascular delivery of adenoviral (Ad) vectors for liver-directed gene therapy has been widely employed because of its simplicity, noninvasiveness, and potential for high transduction. For first-generation Ad vectors (FGAd), this results in high but transient levels of transgene expression and long-term hepatotoxicity due to viral gene(More)
The mitogen-activated protein kinase extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) is activated following engagement of the T-cell receptor and is required for interleukin 2 (IL-2) production and T-cell proliferation. This activation is enhanced by stimulation of the coreceptor CD28 and inhibited by the coreceptor CTLA-4. We show that the small G protein Rap1(More)