Kyla Cochrane

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BACKGROUND Numerous cancers have been linked to microorganisms. Given that colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths and the colon is continuously exposed to a high diversity of microbes, the relationship between gut mucosal microbiome and colorectal cancer needs to be explored. Metagenomic studies have shown an association between Fusobacterium(More)
Fusobacterium nucleatum is a strictly anaerobic, Gram negative bacterial species that has been associated with dental infections, pre-term labor, appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and, more recently, colorectal cancer. The species is unusual in its phenotypic and genotypic heterogeneity, with some strains demonstrating a more virulent phenotype than(More)
UNLABELLED The diverse Fusobacterium genus contains species implicated in multiple clinical pathologies, including periodontal disease, preterm birth, and colorectal cancer. The lack of genetic tools for manipulating these organisms leaves us with little understanding of the genes responsible for adherence to and invasion of host cells. Actively invading(More)
A startle-like response can be evoked at low currents by one-pulse electrical stimulation of reticular formation sites from the rostrolateral pons to the caudomedial medulla. To test whether this response is mediated by the same reticular formation neurons as those that mediate the acoustic startle, we delivered a brief, subthreshold acoustic stimulus(More)
Organic semiconductor devices rely on the movement of charge at and near interfaces, making an understanding of energy level alignment at these boundaries an essential element of optimizing materials for electronic and optoelectronic applications. Here we employ low temperature scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy to investigate a model system:(More)
Fusobacterium nucleatum is an oral pathogen that is linked to multiple human infections and colorectal cancer. Strikingly, F. nucleatum achieves virulence in the absence of large, multi-protein secretion systems (Type I, II, III, IV, and VI) which are widely used by Gram-negative bacteria for pathogenesis. By contrast, F. nucleatum strains contain genomic(More)
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