Paula M Flaherty

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The genomic structure of the mouse 59-kDa keratin gene, a Type I intermediate filament (IF) gene is presented. A comparison of the organization of this gene with that of the human 67-kDa keratin, a Type II IF gene, and hamster vimentin, a Type III IF gene, suggests a common evolutionary origin for Type I, II, and III IF genes. Most introns in these three(More)
Papavarine, cholera toxin, and isoproterenol each elevated cyclic AMP in cultured rat retinal pigment epithelium and reduced the phagocytosis of isolated rod outer segments (38-66% of controls) during a 4 hour incubation. In addition, cultured pigment epithelium was preincubated with 25 mM exogenous cyclic AMP for two days and then incubated with outer(More)
The hallmark of metastatic cells is their ability to invade through the basement membrane and migrate to other parts of the body. Cells must be able to both secrete proteases that break down the basement membrane as well as migrate in order to be invasive. BD BioCoat Tumor Invasion System provides cells with conditions that allow assessment of their(More)
A growing number of cell-based applications require large numbers of cells. Usage of single layer T-flasks, that are adequate during small-scale expansion, may become cumbersome, laborious and time-consuming when large numbers of cells are required. To address this need, the performance of a new multi-layered cell culture vessel to facilitate easy scale up(More)
The results of previous studies have established that the monoamine oxidase-catalyzed oxidation of 1-methyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridyl derivatives bearing heteroatom substituents at C-4 generates 2,3-dihydropyridinium intermediates that undergo spontaneous hydrolysis to release the C-4 substituent and form the amino enone 1-methyl-2,3-dihydro-4-pyridone. We(More)
Cultured normal rat retinal pigment epithelium (PE) ingested six times more rod outer segments in the presence of 20% fetal bovine serum than in serum-free medium. PE cultured from Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) rats with hereditary retinal dystrophy, known to have a defect in vivo in the phagocytosis of shed outer segment tips, ingested amounts of outer(More)
Cryptosporidium parvum, Isospora belli, Cyclospora cayetanensis and Microsporidia are frequent pathogens in the immunodeficient host, which may cause multiple infections. The above mentioned parasites are found in feces by the application of different specific tintorial techniques. The objective of this work was the development of a stain for the(More)
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