Maria Y. Giovanni

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The Human Microbiome Project (HMP), funded as an initiative of the NIH Roadmap for Biomedical Research (, is a multi-component community resource. The goals of the HMP are: (1) to take advantage of new, high-throughput technologies to characterize the human microbiome more fully by studying samples from multiple body sites from(More)
1346 20 JUNE 2014 • VOL 344 ISSUE 6190 SCIENCE O ur understanding of genome biology, genomics, and disease, and even human history, has advanced tremendously with the completion of the Human Genome Project. Technological advances coupled with significant cost reductions in genomic research have yielded novel insights into disease etiology,(More) SCIENCE VOL 298 4 OCTOBER 2002 C RE D IT S: (C LO C K W IS E FR O M T O P RI G H T) M EC K ES /O TT AW A /P H O TO R ES EA RC H ER S IN C .; JI M G AT H A N Y /C D C ;D IG IT A L ST O C K C O RP . T he genome sequence of Anopheles gambiae, the major mosquito vector of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, as well as analyses of its(More)
Glycoproteins were purified from a clonal cell line of mouse neuroblastoma, N-18, labeled metabolically with L-[3H]fucose. The purified radioactive glycoproteins were reconstituted into artificial phosphatidylcholine vesicles. When the vesicles were preloaded with cesium acetate and treated with neurotoxins to activate the Na+ channel, a shift in(More)
High throughput sequencing has accelerated the determination of genome sequences for thousands of human infectious disease pathogens and dozens of their vectors. The scale and scope of these data are enabling genotype-phenotype association studies to identify genetic determinants of pathogen virulence and drug/insecticide resistance, and phylogenetic(More)
Neurites were prepared by a novel method from differentiating mouse neuroblastoma cells. When electrically differentiated cells were labeled metabolically with L-[3H]fucose or D-[3H]glucosamine, both the neurites and the surface membranes showed the presence of a glycoprotein of apparent Mr = 200,000. In contrast, the level of this glycoprotein was reduced(More)
L-Fucose and D-galactose in low concentrations (0.27 or 2.7 mM) inhibited the induction of active Na+ channels in mouse and human neuroblastoma cells when the monosaccharides were added to the culture medium for 4 days with the inducing agent dimethyl sulfoxide. Active Na+ ionophores were determined by measurement of the toxin-stimulated efflux of 86Rb from(More)