Mairi J. Hunter

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BACKGROUND Mutation of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane-conductance regulator (CFTR) causes cystic fibrosis (CF) but not all CF aspects can easily be explained by deficient ion transport. CF-inflammation provides one example but its pathogenesis remains controversial. Here, we tested the simple but fundamental hypothesis that wild-type CFTR is needed to(More)
ABC50 is an ATP-binding cassette (ABC) protein, which, unlike most ABC proteins, does not possess membrane-spanning domains. ABC50 interacts with eukaryotic initiation factor 2 (eIF2), which plays a key role in translation initiation and its control. ABC50 binds to ribosomes, and this interaction requires both the N-terminal domain and at least one ABC(More)
Background: Mutation of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane-conductance regulator (CFTR) causes cystic fibrosis (CF) but not all CF aspects can easily be explained by deficient ion transport. CF-inflammation provides one example but its pathogenesis remains controversial. Here, we tested the simple but fundamental hypothesis that wild-type CFTR is needed to(More)
Canine leukocyte adhesion deficiency (CLAD) provides a unique large animal model for testing new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of children with leukocyte adhesion deficiency (LAD). In our CLAD model, we examined two different fragments of the human elongation factor 1alpha (EF1alpha) promoter (EF1alphaL, 1189 bp and EF1alphaS, 233 bp) driving the(More)
The binding of bilirubin to poly(L-lysine) produces an optically active complex at pH 10.1. Circular dichroism spectra of these complexes are distinguishable from those generated by binding of bilirubin to the high affinity sites on albumin. Comparison of the circular dichroism spectra of bilirubin bound to the hepatic protein ligandin with those of(More)
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