Madeline M Fry

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Stem cells are being evaluated in numerous human clinical trials and are commercially used in veterinary medicine to treat horses and dogs. Stem cell differentiation, homing to disease sites, growth and cytokine factor modulation, and low antigenicity contribute to their therapeutic success. Bone marrow and adipose tissue are the two most common sources of(More)
Embryonic Xenopus muscle cells grown in culture express voltage-gated K+ currents with inactivating and non-inactivating kinetics. Here we report the cloning of three K+ channel cDNAs, designated XKv1.2', XKv1.4 and XKv1.10, from muscle which may underlie these currents. XKv1.2' cDNA appears to be an allelic variant of the XKv1.2 previously cloned from(More)
Many tumors are stiffer than their surrounding tissue. This increase in stiffness has been attributed, in part, to a Rho-dependent elevation of myosin II light chain phosphorylation. To characterize this mechanism further, we studied myosin light chain kinase (MLCK), the main enzyme that phosphorylates myosin II light chains. We anticipated that increases(More)
Macro-patch current recordings were used to determine the spatial distribution of INa, inactivating (IIK) and non-inactivating (IK) outward potassium currents on nerve-contacted Xenopus muscle cells grown in culture. Sites of nerve contact were identified under 400x magnification and macroscopic currents recorded from cell-attached membrane patches ranging(More)
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