Laurie S Wood

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Changes in calcium levels control the differentiation of skin epithelial cells and thus may also affect the epithelial cells of the hair follicle. We have isolated a murine cDNA clone, pCAL-F559, for the calcium-binding protein calcyclin by differential screening of a cDNA library made from RNA isolated from hair follicles of 6-d-old mice. The identity of(More)
We have isolated cDNA clones covering the complete B chain of the complement subunit C1q from mouse; this subunit initiates the classical complement pathway. Deoxynucleotide sequence analysis shows that these clones contain 156 nucleotides of the 5' untranslated region, followed by sequences coding for the 25 amino acids of the signal peptide, all of the(More)
We have isolated a cDNA clone encoding a human inward rectifier potassium channel (hIRK1). The nucleotide (nt) sequence of the coding region is 88% similar to the mouse clone with only seven amino-acid (aa) differences. The hIRK1 cRNA initially expressed low levels of protein in a wheat germ system and in Xenopus oocytes. The addition of a SmaI site 3' to(More)
Intermediate filaments are part of the cytoskeleton of most cells. To analyze changes in intermediate filament synthesis, we have isolated two cDNA clones (pV-C25, pV-C877) that cover the complete coding sequence of the murine intermediate filament protein vimentin. The cDNA clones were isolated from a murine Engelbreth-Holm-Swan (EHS) tumor cDNA library by(More)
We have isolated cDNA clones covering the complete B chain of the complement subunit Clq from mouse; this subunit initiates the classical complement pathway. Deoxynucleotide sequence analysis shows that these clones contain 156 nucleotides of the 5' untranslated region, followed by sequences coding for the 25 amino acids of the signal peptide; all of the(More)
A cluster of four tRNACys-encoding genes with the anticodon GCA was found on a murine genomic clone containing an 18-kb DNA insert. Three of the four genes encode the identical tRNA, whereas the fourth gene has an altered nucleotide (nt) sequence. Two of the genes within a 2-kb PvuII fragment have the same polarity and are separated by only 921 bp. These(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence from other high-risk industries has demonstrated that teamwork skills can be taught and effective teamwork may improve safety. Increasingly, health care providers, hospital administrators, and quality and safety professionals are considering simulation as a strategy to improve quality and patient safety. MOBILE OBSTETRIC SIMULATION AND(More)
The genes for the two dissimilar subunits of type IV collagen are organized in a head-to-head manner with their translation initiation codons within 874 base pairs. Murine genomic clones which contain portions of both genes have been isolated and characterized. These clones contain the first exon of the alpha 1(IV) chain and the first 3 exons for the alpha(More)
Six cDNA clones add 3549 nucleotides to the DNA sequence of the alpha 1 chain of basement membrane (type IV) collagen. Thus the complete nucleotide and derived amino acid sequence of the alpha 1 type IV collagen with 5007 nucleotides coding for 1669 amino acids with a calculated Mr of 160,827 is known. The six cDNA clones cover the putative N-terminal(More)
We analyzed the effect of minoxidil on hair follicles isolated from transgenic mice. These transgenic animals synthesize the reporter enzyme CAT in their hair follicles only during the active phases of hair growth. The recombinant gene used to generate these mice contained the bacterial enzyme CAT under the control of the promoter from the gene of UHS(More)