Richard J. Griffiths

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Pif-1 proteins are 5'-->3' superfamily 1 (SF1) helicases that in yeast have roles in the maintenance of mitochondrial and nuclear genome stability. The functions and activities of the human enzyme (hPif1) are unclear, but here we describe its DNA binding and DNA remodeling activities. We demonstrate that hPif1 specifically recognizes and unwinds DNA(More)
Leukotrienes are potent inflammatory mediators synthesized from arachidonic acid (AA) predominately by cells of myeloid origin. The synthesis of these lipids is believed to be dependent not only on the expression of the enzyme 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO), which catalyzes the first steps in the synthesis of leukotrienes, but also on expression of a nuclear(More)
Collagen-induced arthritis in the DBA/1 mouse is an experimental model of human rheumatoid arthritis. To examine the role of leukotrienes in the pathogenesis of this disease, we have developed embryonic stem (ES) cells from this mouse strain. Here, we report that DBA/1 mice made deficient in 5-lipoxygenase-activating protein (FLAP) by gene targeting in ES(More)
Over the last decade, the shift from analogue to digital technology has brought about significant changes to the television landscape. The subsequent emergence of mobile, IPTV and other carriers affords the opportunity to creatively reassess how people interact and engage within this diverging medium. Accessibility services to audiovisual content through(More)
Preschool children have increased access to media via a number of platforms, including digital interactive television. However, the viewing and interaction needs of this user group have not been extensively researched. The project reported in this paper investigates preschoolers’ interactions with a simulated interactive television set-up. The study(More)
The effect of the selective alpha 2-adrenoceptor agonists, naphazoline and xylazine, was studied on the field stimulated bisected rat vas deferens. Xylazine inhibited the twitch response to field stimulation in both the prostatic (ID50 = 0.10 microM) and epididymal (ID50 = 0.08 microM) halves of the rat vas deferens. This effect was antagonized by yohimbine(More)
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