Lisa A. Johnson

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BACKGROUND The cellular chaperone protein Hsc70, along with components of the 26S proteasome and ubiquitin-conjugated proteins have been shown to be sequestered in discrete foci in the nuclei of herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) infected cells. We recently reported that cellular RNA polymerase II (RNAP II) undergoes proteasomal degradation during robust HSV-1(More)
Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) ICP27 has been shown to interact with RNA polymerase II (RNAP II) holoenzyme. Here, we show that ICP27 interacts with the C-terminal domain (CTD) of RNAP II and that ICP27 mutants that cannot interact fail to relocalize RNAP II to viral transcription sites, suggesting a role for ICP27 in RNAP II recruitment. Using monoclonal(More)
The Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway directs a multitude of cellular responses during embryogenesis and adult tissue homeostasis. Stimulation of the pathway results in activation of Hh target genes by the transcription factor Ci/Gli, which binds to specific motifs in genomic enhancers. In Drosophila, only a few enhancers (patched, decapentaplegic, wingless,(More)
The current recommended protocol for chaperonin-60 (cpn60) universal target based microbiome profiling includes universal PCR of microbiome samples across an annealing temperature gradient to maximize the diversity of sequences amplified. However, the value of including this gradient approach has not been formally evaluated since the optimization of a(More)
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