Kerry S Kelleher

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Mutations in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) comprise the leading cause of autosomal dominant Parkinson's disease, with age of onset and symptoms identical to those of idiopathic forms of the disorder. Several of these pathogenic mutations are thought to affect its kinase activity, so understanding the roles of LRRK2, and modulation of its kinase(More)
Nogo receptor (NgR)-mediated control of axon growth relies on the central nervous system-specific type I transmembrane protein Lingo-1. Interactions between Lingo-1 and NgR, along with a complementary co-receptor, result in neurite and axonal collapse. In addition, the inhibitory role of Lingo-1 is particularly important in regulation of oligodendrocyte(More)
BACKGROUND Between March 2003 and June 2007, our burn center received 594 casualties from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ongoing acute burn resuscitation as severely burned casualties are evacuated over continents is very challenging. To help standardize care, burn resuscitation guidelines (BRG) were devised along with a burn flow sheet (BFS) and(More)
Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) plays a central role in signal transduction pathways regulating survival, activation, proliferation, and differentiation of B-lineage lymphoid cells. A number of cell signaling studies clearly show that Btk is activated by Lyn, a Src family kinase, through phosphorylation on activation loop tyrosine 551 (Y(551)). However, the(More)
We report a flexible strategy for the high level expression of a recombinant human monoclonal antibody (mAb) in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells, initially using COS monkey kidney cell transfections to evaluate rapidly modifications to immunoglobulin (Ig) DNA constructs. Using sequential transfections with two amplifiable markers, we generated CHO cell(More)
When the 34 kDa kinase domain of human spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk-KD) was expressed as a C-terminally His-tagged protein in baculovirus-infected Sf-21 insect cells, the purified protein included two forms that migrated slightly differently in SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Intact mass analysis and LC-MS/MS peptide mapping showed that the major and(More)
A fluorescence polarization competition assay has been developed to screen for inhibitors of the Escherichia coli FtsZ/ZipA protein-protein interaction. A previously published X-ray costructure demonstrated that a 17-amino-acid peptide, corresponding to FtsZ C-terminal residues 367-383 (FtsZ(367-383)), interacts with the C-terminal FtsZ binding domain of(More)
GPIbalpha is an integral membrane protein of the GPIb-IX-V complex found on the platelet surface that interacts with the A1 domain of von Willebrand factor (vWF-A1). The interaction of GPIbalpha with vWF-A1 under conditions of high shear stress is the first step in platelet-driven thrombus formation. Phage display was used to identify peptide antagonists of(More)
Dissociated dorsal root ganglion cells (DRGs), taken from rats 2 weeks after sciatic nerve transection, have an increase in the percentage of cells with neurites compared to DRGs taken from normal animals. This study examines the possible factors that may contribute to the nerve injury-induced increase in neuritogenesis. Topical application of the local(More)
BACKGROUND Staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB), a potential biological warfare agent, is a potent superantigen that contributes to the virulence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which is a major health threat in the United States. Efforts to develop toxin-neutralizing antibodies as adjunctive therapies are justified, given the high(More)