Lindsay M. Jenkins

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Much of the cell surface on the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila is covered by a polarized lattice of cytoskeletal structures that are associated with basal bodies of the ciliary rows. Unique structural landmarks, including an oral apparatus and contractile vacuole pores, develop before cell division in localized domains located, respectively, posterior and(More)
Ciliates exhibit an asymmetry in arrangement of surface structures around the cell which could be termed handedness. If the usual order of placement of structures defines a 'right-handed' (RH) cell, then a cell with this order reversed would be 'left-handed' (LH). Such LH forms appear to be produced in Tetrahymena thermophila through aberrant reorganization(More)
The ciliary arrays of the oral apparatus of the ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena thermophila each have their own unique 'pattern signature', which varies little so long as the number of arrays remains the same. In this study, we analyse the consequence of increases in the number of these arrays (membranelles) brought about by certain mutations. In oral(More)
A multisite, randomized trial within the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) was conducted to test 3 interventions to enhance treatment initiation following detoxification: (a) a single session, therapeutic alliance intervention (TA) added to usual treatment; (b) a 2-session, counseling and education, HIV/HCV risk reduction(More)
In Tetrahymena, two unique cell-surface structures, the oral apparatus and the cytoproct, are formed at opposite ends of one ciliary row, the reference meridian, which is propagated longitudinally during clonal growth. A third set of unique structures, the contractile vacuole pore(s) (CVP), is located at a nearly constant proportion of the cell(More)
The oral apparatus (OA) of the ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena thermophila consists of four ordered arrays of ciliary units. In wild-type cells, these arrays are constant in spatial organization and vary little in size except during extreme starvation. Recessive mutations at five gene loci are known to increase the size of the OA. They do this by increasing(More)
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