Natasha A Jones

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The AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) cascade is activated by an increase in the AMP/ATP ratio within the cell. AMPK is regulated allosterically by AMP and by reversible phosphorylation. Threonine-172 within the catalytic subunit (alpha) of AMPK (Thr(172)) was identified as the major site phosphorylated by the AMP-activated protein kinase kinase (AMPKK)(More)
Complex patterns of morphogenesis require intricate coordination of multiple, regulatory processes that control cellular identities, shapes, and behaviors, both locally and over vast distances in the developing organism or tissue. Studying Drosophila oogenesis as a model for tissue morphogenesis, we have discovered extraovarian regulation of follicle(More)
Expression of the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) glycoproteins gB, gD, gH, and gL is necessary and sufficient to cause cell fusion. To identify the requirements for a membrane-spanning domain in HSV-1 glycoprotein-induced cell fusion, we created gB, gD, and gH mutants with transmembrane and cytoplasmic domains replaced by a glycosylphosphatidylinositol(More)
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