LaToya Griffin

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In North America, tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is caused by the spirochete species Borrelia hermsii, Borrelia parkeri, and Borrelia turicatae. We previously demonstrated that some isolates of B. hermsii and B. parkeri are capable of binding factor H and that cell-bound factor H can participate in the factor I-mediated cleavage of C3b. Isolates that(More)
While antibody-based therapeutics have become firmly established as front-line drugs, the use of antibodies as research tools in small molecule drug discovery is still in its infancy. In this review we focus on the use of antibody fragments as crystallization chaperones to aid the structural determination of otherwise 'uncrystallizable' or 'undruggable'(More)
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States with 1.7 million new cases estimated to be diagnosed in 2016. This disease remains a formidable clinical challenge and represents a substantial financial burden to the US health care system. Therefore, research and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer is of high(More)
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