Lisa Jean Moore

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The global anaerobic regulator FNR from Escherichia coli is a dimeric Fe-S protein that is inactivated by O(2) through disruption of its [4Fe-4S] cluster and conversion to a monomeric form. As a first step in elucidating the molecular interactions that control FNR dimerization, we have performed alanine-scanning mutagenesis of a potential dimerization(More)
The Streptococcus pneumoniae cell-wall components peptidoglycan and lipoteichoic acid activate Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2), which transduces an inflammatory response. After exposure to penicillin, type 2 S. pneumoniae strain D39, but not the isogenic autolysin-deficient mutant AL2, induced significantly enhanced interleukin-8 promoter activity in(More)
Neurocysticercosis, infection with larval Taenia solium, is a common, serious neuroparasitic infection. Larval degeneration results in inflammatory cell influx and granuloma formation which leads to clinical symptomatology. The role of chemokines in such cell influx is unknown. We demonstrate that monocyte stimulation by T. solium larval antigen (TsAg)(More)
beta-Lactam antibiotics cause release of pro-inflammatory bacterial cell wall structures. We determined the effect of penicillin treatment of Streptococcus pneumoniae on the induction of tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) genes by human macrophages and the influence of antibiotic concentration and bacterial growth(More)
OBJECTIVES The exposure of Streptococcus pneumoniae to cell-wall-active antibiotics in vivo and in vitro results in the release of bacterial components that can induce proinflammatory activation of human cells via toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2). The aim of this study was to compare the activation of human TLR2 pathways after exposure of S. pneumoniae to(More)
The role of media in collective action repertoires has been extensively studied, but media as an agent of socialization in social movement identity is less understood. It could be that social movement media is normalizing a particular activist identity to the exclusion of other demographics. For instance, Harper has identified white-centrism in(More)