Kimberly A Allen

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Mutant promastigotes of Leishmania donovani deficient in adenine phosphoribosyltransferase (AP-Rib transferase) have been isolated in medium containing 4-aminopyrazolopyrimidine. The generation of AP-Rib transferase-deficient mutants occurred in two discrete steps. In the first step, clones were isolated with 50% of wild-type levels of AP-Rib transferase(More)
The recognition of influenza A virus (IAV) by surfactant protein D (SP-D) is mediated by interactions between the SP-D carbohydrate recognition domains (CRD) and glycans displayed on envelope glycoproteins. Although native human SP-D shows potent antiviral and aggregating activity, trimeric recombinant neck+CRDs (NCRDs) show little or no capacity to(More)
  • D. W. Denlinger, E. N. Abarra, +4 authors F. Hellman
  • 1999
A new microcalorimeter for measuring heat capacity of thin films in the range 1.5-800 K is described. Semiconductor processing techniques are used to create a device with an amorphous silicon nitride membrane as the sample substrate, a Pt thin film resistor for temperatures greater than 40 K, and either a thin film amorphous Nb-Si or a novel boron-doped(More)
BACKGROUND Many children with life-threatening conditions who would have died at birth are now surviving months to years longer than previously expected. Understanding how parents make decisions is necessary to prevent parental regret about decision-making, which can lead to psychological distress, decreased physical health, and decreased quality of life(More)
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a serious birth complication affecting full term infants: 40-60% of affected infants die by 2 years of age or have severe disabilities. The majority of the underlying pathologic events of HIE are a result of impaired cerebral blood flow and oxygen delivery to the brain with resulting primary and secondary energy(More)
Surfactant protein D (SP-D), a mammalian C-type lectin, is the primary innate inhibitor of influenza A virus (IAV) in the lung. Interactions of SP-D with highly branched viral N-linked glycans on hemagglutinin (HA), an abundant IAV envelope protein and critical virulence factor, promote viral aggregation and neutralization through as yet unknown molecular(More)
From a mutagenized population of wild type S49 T lymphoma cells, clones were generated that were resistant to the physiological effects of the potent inhibitor of nucleoside transport, 4-nitrobenzyl-6-thioinosine (NBMPR). These cells were selected for their ability to survive in semisolid medium containing 0.5 mM hypoxanthine, 0.4 microM methotrexate, 30(More)