R. G. Halgren

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The identification of genes and deduced pathways from the mature human oocyte can help us better understand oogenesis, folliculogenesis, fertilization, and embryonic development. Human metaphase II oocytes were used within minutes after removal from the ovary, and its transcriptome was compared with a reference sample consisting of a mixture of total RNA(More)
Unicellular algae serve as models for the study and discovery of metabolic pathways, for the functional dissection of cell biological processes such as organellar division and cell motility, and for the identification of novel genes and gene functions. The recent completion of several algal genome sequences and expressed sequence tag collections and the(More)
The study investigated the ability of 34 natural and synthetic chemicals to compete with [3H]17beta-estradiol (E2) for binding to bacterially expressed glutathione-S-transferase (GST)-estrogen receptors (ER) fusion proteins from five different species. Fusion proteins consisted of the ER D, E and F domains of human alpha (GST-hERalphadef), mouse alpha(More)
Gibberella zeae is a broad host range pathogen that infects many crop plants, including wheat and barley, and causes head blight and rot diseases throughout the world. To better understand fungal development and pathogenicity, we have generated 7996 ESTs from three cDNA libraries. Two libraries were generated from carbon-(C-) and nitrogen- (N-) starved(More)
Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) and Mycobacterium avium subspecies avium (MAA) represent two closely related intracellular bacteria with vastly different associated pathologies. MAA can cause severe respiratory infections in immune compromised humans but is nonpathogenic in ruminants and is more readily controlled by the bovine immune(More)
A cDNA microarray resource enhanced for transcripts specific to the bovine mammary gland (BMAM) has been developed and used in pilot studies to examine gene expression profiles in the mammary gland. One goal driving development of this resource was to shed some light on the pathways and mechanisms specifically related to bovine mammary gland growth and(More)
The objective of this study was to characterize a large portion of the bovine neutrophil transcriptome following treatment with the anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid dexamethasone (Dex). Total RNA was isolated from blood neutrophils of healthy cattle (5 castrated male Holsteins) immediately following cell purification (0 h) or after ex vivo aging for 4 h(More)
This report documents the error rate in a commercially distributed subset of the IMAGE Consortium mouse cDNA clone collection. After isolation of plasmid DNA from 1189 bacterial stock cultures, only 62. 2% were uncontaminated and contained cDNA inserts that had significant sequence identity to published data for the ordered clones. An agarose gel(More)
Bioinformatics, or in silico biology, is a rapidly growing field that encompasses the theory and application of computational approaches to model, predict, and explain biological function at the molecular level. This information rich field requires new skills and new understanding of genome-scale studies in order to take advantage of the rapidly increasing(More)
The objective of the study was to determine the long-term effects of gestational and lactational exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES; 0, 0.1, 1, and 10 microg/kg maternal body weight) on mouse testicular growth, epididymal sperm count, in vitro fertilizing ability, and testicular gene expression using cDNA microarrays and real-time PCR in mice on postnatal(More)