Laurel Hall

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The human cytomegalovirus-encoded chemokine receptor US28 induces arterial smooth muscle cell (SMC) migration; however, the underlying mechanisms involved in this process are unclear. We have previously shown that US28-mediated SMC migration occurs by a ligand-dependent process that is sensitive to protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitors. We demonstrate here(More)
While most chemokine receptors fail to cross the chemokine class boundary with respect to the ligands that they bind, the human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)-encoded chemokine receptor US28 binds multiple CC-chemokines and the CX(3)C-chemokine Fractalkine. US28 binding to CC-chemokines is both necessary and sufficient to induce vascular smooth muscle cell (SMC)(More)
Mammalian spermatozoa are particularly susceptible to the deleterious effects of reactive oxygen species and lipid peroxidation, which ultimately lead to impaired fertility. A number of enzymes are present in the male reproductive tract which may play a role in preventing oxidative damage; in particular, the epididymis is the site of synthesis and secretion(More)
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