Lindsey Walsh

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We report a simple, sensitive and rapid method for performing Northern blotting analysis which avoids the use of toxic chemicals such as formamide and glyoxal. This technique allows sensitive detection of various transcripts from total RNA samples varying from 10 microg to 2.5 microg. These samples were probed for GAPDH and VCAM mRNA message using this(More)
A yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) DNA repair reporter assay termed the GreenScreen assay (GSA) is described. This is a novel, cost-effective genotoxicity screen, developed to provide a pre-regulatory screening assay for use by the pharmaceutical industry and in other applications where significant numbers of compounds need to be tested. It provides a(More)
Tissue decalcification is a routine part of the preparation of bone tissue for histological studies. Although in-situ hybridization has been employed to localize mRNA of collagenous and non-collagenous bone related proteins in skeletal tissue, little is known regarding the effects of decalcifying agents on mRNA retention within tissue. In this study in-situ(More)
The yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) RAD54-GFP DNA repair reporter assay (GreenScreen assay, GSA) can be used for early genotoxicity screening in drug discovery. During the initial validation of this preregulatory assay, a subset of known genotoxic compounds that did not give reproducibly clear positive GSA results was identified. Cell permeability,(More)
This research describes the effects of structural variation and medium effects for the novel split-oligonucleotide (tandem) probe systems for exciplex-based fluorescence detection of DNA. In this approach the detection system is split at a molecular level into signal-silent components, which must be assembled correctly into a specific 3-dimensional(More)
DNA damage checkpoints regulate a number of physiological responses after DNA damage. The transcriptional level of many genes is specifically induced in response to genotoxic stress in a checkpoint-dependent manner. The regulation of DNA damage-induced transcription of RAD54 and RNR2 by RAD9, DDC1, DUN1, CRT1 and MBP1 was investigated in Saccharomyces(More)
Scorpion probes, specific DNA probe sequences maintained in a hairpin-loop, can be modified to carry the components of an exciplex for use as a novel fluorescence-based method for specific detection of DNA. The exciplex partners (5'-pyrenyl and 3'-naphthalenyl) were attached to oligonucleotides via phosphoramidate links to terminal phosphate groups.(More)
Signal peptide-dependent protein transport in Bacillus subtilis: a genome-based survey of the secretome The thermolysin-catalyzed condensation reactions of N-substituted aspartic and glutamic acids with phenylalanine alkyl esters Cloning of the neutral protease gene of Bacillus subtilis and the use of the cloned gene to create an in vitro-derived deletion(More)