Lenno Krenning

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Accurate chromosome segregation requires coordination between microtubule attachment and spindle checkpoint signaling at the kinetochore. The kinetochore-localized KMN (KNL-1/Mis12 complex/Ndc80 complex) network, which mediates microtubule attachment and scaffolds checkpoint signaling, harbors two distinct microtubule-binding activities: the load-bearing(More)
Cell cycle checkpoints activated by DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are essential for the maintenance of the genomic integrity of proliferating cells. Following DNA damage, cells must detect the break and either transiently block cell cycle progression, to allow time for repair, or exit the cell cycle. Reversal of a DNA-damage-induced checkpoint not only(More)
Activation of the DNA-damage checkpoint culminates in the inhibition of cyclin-dependent kinase (Cdk) complexes to prevent cell-cycle progression. We have shown recently that Cdk activity is required for activation of the Forkhead transcription factor FoxM1, an important regulator of gene expression in the G2 phase of the cell cycle. Here, we show that(More)
DNA damage can result in a transient cell-cycle arrest or lead to permanent cell-cycle withdrawal. Here we show that the decision to irreversibly withdraw from the cell cycle is made within a few hours following damage in G2 cells. This permanent arrest is dependent on induction of p53 and p21, resulting in the nuclear retention of Cyclin B1. This rapid(More)
Chemical libraries paired with phenotypic screens can now readily identify compounds with therapeutic potential. A central limitation to exploiting these compounds, however, has been in identifying their relevant cellular targets. Here, we present a two-tiered CRISPR-mediated chemical-genetic strategy for target identification: combined genome-wide(More)
Activation of the DNA-damage response can lead to the induction of an arrest at various stages in the cell cycle. These arrests are reversible in nature, unless the damage is too excessive. Here we find that checkpoint reversibility is lost in cells that are in very late G2, but not yet fully committed to enter mitosis (antephase). We show that antephase(More)
A pocket computer program is described which allows rapid nutritional evaluation of hospitalized patients. Entries of anthropometric and laboratory measurements, along with the results of anergy testing allows display of the patient's nutritional assessment with degrees of depletion. Use of the program provides the clinician information which is of benefit(More)
Mesenteric venous thrombosis is an uncommon entity. The preoperative diagnosis is largely clinical; the hallmark is pain that is out of proportion to the physical findings. Treatment consists of thrombectomy with resection of necrotic small bowel and mesentery. In the absence of trauma or infection, an investigation of intrinsic anticoagulant deficiencies(More)
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