Lorraine Hickey

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We have shown previously that the majority of RNA polymerase II complexes initiated at the c-myc gene are paused in the promoter-proximal region, similar to observations in the Drosophila hsp70 gene. Our analyses define the TATA box or initiator sequences in the c-myc gene as necessary components for the establishment of paused RNA polymerase II. Deletion(More)
Neuronal pentraxin II (NPTX2) is the most highly upregulated gene in the Parkinsonian substantia nigra based on our whole genome expression profiling results. We show here that it is a novel component of Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites in sporadic Parkinson's disease (PD). NPTX2 is also known as the neuronal activity-regulated protein (Narp), which is(More)
Leukocyte production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is an essential component of the antimicrobial armament mounted during host defense, but when released to the extracellular milieu ROS can also injure host tissues and provoke inflammation. Polyisoprenyl phosphates (PIPPs) are constituents of human leukocyte membranes that regulate pivotal intracellular(More)
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