Michelle L. Harland

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Prior to the introduction of the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus from humans into pigs, four phylogenetic clusters (α-, β-, γ- and δ) of the haemagglutinin (HA) gene from H1 influenza viruses could be found in US swine. Information regarding the antigenic relatedness of the H1 viruses was lacking due to the dynamic and variable nature of swine lineage H1. We(More)
Store-operated Ca2+ channels (SOCs) provide a major pathway for Ca2+ entry in non-excitable cells. SOCs in immortalized liver cells are highly selective for Ca2+ over other cations and are similar to well-studied Ca2+ release activated Ca2+ (CRAC) channels in haematopoietic cell lines. In the present work, employing H4IIE liver cells, we investigated fast(More)
The role of the TRP-1 protein, an animal cell homologue of the Drosophila transient receptor potential Ca2+ channel, in store-operated Ca2+ inflow in Xenopus laevis oocytes was investigated. A strategy involving RT-PCR and 3' and 5' rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) was used to confirm and extend previous knowledge of the nucleotide and predicted(More)
BACKGROUND IUGR increases the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in later life, due to reduced insulin sensitivity and impaired adaptation of insulin secretion. In IUGR rats, development of T2DM can be prevented by neonatal administration of the GLP-1 analogue exendin-4. We therefore investigated effects of neonatal exendin-4 administration on insulin(More)
Repetitive waves of increased cytoplasmic Ca2+ concentration play a central role in the process by which hormones regulate liver function. Maintenance of these Ca2+ waves requires Ca2+ inflow through store-operated Ca2+ channels. The properties and mechanism(s) of activation of these channels are not well understood. Store-operated Ca2+ channels (SOCs) in(More)
The emergence of the pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus in humans and subsequent discovery that it was of swine influenza virus lineages raised concern over the safety of pork. Pigs experimentally infected with pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus developed respiratory disease; however, there was no evidence for systemic disease to suggest that pork from(More)
Prior to the introduction of the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus from humans into pigs, four phylogenetic clusters (a-, b-, c-and d) of the haemagglutinin (HA) gene from H1 influenza viruses could be found in US swine. Information regarding the antigenic relatedness of the H1 viruses was lacking due to the dynamic and variable nature of swine lineage H1. We(More)
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