Lauren A Hunter

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A key feature in adeno-associated virus (AAV) replication is efficient integration of the viral genome into host cell DNA to establish latency when helper virus is absent. The steps involved in this process remain largely uncharacterized, even though AAV integration was first documented 20 years ago. Using a protein--DNA binding method we isolated(More)
The Saccharomyces cerevisiae MOD5 gene encodes proteins that function in three subcellular locations: mitochondria, the cytoplasm, and nuclei (M. Boguta, L.A. Hunter, W.-C. Shen, E. C. Gillman, N. C. Martin, and A. K. Hopper, Mol. Cell. Biol. 14:2298-2306, 1994; E. C. Gillman, L. B. Slusher, N. C. Martin, and A. K. Hopper, Mol. Cell. Biol. 11:2382-2390,(More)
Breast cancers are not responsive to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI), although 30% of breast cancers overexpress EGFR. The mechanism of intrinsic resistance to EGFR TKIs in breast cancer is the focus of current studies. Here, we observed that EGFR remains tyrosine phosphorylated in breast cancer cells that(More)
The mechanism of adeno-associated virus (AAV) DNA replication was characterized both genetically and biochemically. In this study, we used monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies to examine the AAV p5 (Rep78 and Rep68) and p19 (Rep52 and Rep40) proteins in infected cells. By overexpressing a truncated Rep78 protein in Escherichia coli, we obtained monoclonal(More)
MOD5, a gene responsible for the modification of A37 to isopentenyl A37 of both cytosolic and mitochondrial tRNAs, encodes two isozymes. Initiation of translation at the first AUG of the MOD5 open reading frame generates delta 2-isopentenyl pyrophosphate:tRNA isopentanyl transferase I (IPPT-I), which is located predominantly, but not exclusively, in the(More)
The simian virus 40 (SV40) mutant dl1055 carries a 55 base pair deletion in the viral early region coding sequences that causes premature termination of large tumour (T) antigen translation resulting in a protein fragment consisting of the amino-terminal 399 residues. The mutation renders the virus defective. We report the characterization of hyb4001, which(More)
CONTEXT Recent legislation in states across the United States has required governmental health agencies to take on new and different roles in relation to abortion. While there has been media attention to health department roles in regulating abortion providers, there has been no systematic investigation of the range of activities in which state and local(More)
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