R. Edward Benson

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Fragile X syndrome results from lack of expression of a functional form of Fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP), a cytoplasmic RNA-binding protein of uncertain function. Here, we report that FMRP contains a nuclear export signal (NES) that is similar to the NES recently identified in the Rev regulatory protein of human immunodeficiency virus type 1(More)
The nef gene product encoded by the mac239 proviral clone of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) markedly enhances viral replication and pathogenesis in vivo. We have used this biologically active nef isolate to examine the phenotype of Nef in retrovirally transduced human T cells in culture. SIV Nef is shown to dramatically inhibit cell-surface expression(More)
To promote healing of many orthopedic injuries, tissue engineering approaches are being developed that combine growth factors such as Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMP) with biomaterial carriers. Although these technologies have shown great promise, they still face limitations. We describe a generalized approach to create target-specific modular peptides(More)
For the last two decades, the state has provided assistance to unemployed people wishing to enter self-employment. The emphasis of assistance has been on advice and training. Financial support has tended to be highly restricted. Yet research has indicated that low initial financing may contribute to business failure and that unemployed people face barriers(More)
Communication should be central to histories of reproduction, because it has structured how people do and do not reproduce. Yet communication has been so pervasive, and so various, that it is often taken for granted and the historical specificities overlooked. Making communication a frame for histories of reproduction can draw a fragmented field together,(More)
Through questionnaires, interviews, and site visits, the authors undertook to ascertain to what extent the 26 community mental health centers in Kansas were contributing to the resolution of problems that concern the criminal justice system. They found that in all large communities some reciprocal programs have developed between the two systems, but(More)
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