Kristin M. McDermott

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Mucins are high molecular weight glycoproteins that provide a protective layer on epithelial surfaces and are involved in cell-cell interactions, signaling, and metastasis. The identification of several membrane-tethered mucins, including MUC1, MUC3, MUC4, and MUC12, has incited interest in the processing of these mucins and the mechanisms that govern their(More)
Colorado's adult obesity rate has more than doubled since 1995, prompting its Department of Public Health and Environment to list obesity as its top prevention priority. To initiate comprehensive and effective action, the department used a well-known evidence-based public health framework developed by Brownson and others. This article describes the tools(More)
Although it is known that adhesion and antiadhesion are essential to the metastatic spread of tumor cells, little is known about the molecules that regulate these processes. MUC1 is overexpressed and aberrantly glycosylated by a variety of tumor cells. Studies described here examined whether tumor-associated MUC1 conferred new binding properties on tumor(More)
The biochemical and biophysical properties of mucins are largely determined by extensive O-glycosylation of serine- and threonine-rich tandem repeat (TR) domains. In a number of human diseases aberrant O-glycosylation is associated with variations in the properties of the cell surface-associated and secreted mucins. To evaluate in vivo the O-glycosylation(More)
A protracted process of hepatocyte atrophy was induced in the anterior lobes of the rat liver by portal vein ligation (PVL), and within 3 days the combination of atrophy in the anterior lobes and compensatory hyperplasia of the posterior lobes had resulted in the anterior lobes comprising only about 20% of the total liver weight. Apart from an initial fall(More)
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