Russell Howson

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The availability of complete genomic sequences and technologies that allow comprehensive analysis of global expression profiles of messenger RNA have greatly expanded our ability to monitor the internal state of a cell. Yet biological systems ultimately need to be explained in terms of the activity, regulation and modification of proteins--and the(More)
A fundamental goal of cell biology is to define the functions of proteins in the context of compartments that organize them in the cellular environment. Here we describe the construction and analysis of a collection of yeast strains expressing full-length, chromosomally tagged green fluorescent protein fusion proteins. We classify these proteins,(More)
The number of sequenced plant genomes and associated genomic resources is growing rapidly with the advent of both an increased focus on plant genomics from funding agencies, and the application of inexpensive next generation sequencing. To interact with this increasing body of data, we have developed Phytozome (, a comparative hub(More)
In the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, PHO84 and PHO86 are among the genes that are most highly induced in response to phosphate starvation. They are essential for growth when phosphate is limiting, and they function in the high-affinity phosphate uptake system. PHO84 encodes a high-affinity phosphate transporter, and mutations in PHO86 cause many(More)
Phosphorylation is a ubiquitous protein modification important for regulating nearly every aspect of cellular biology. Protein kinases are highly conserved and constitute one of the largest gene families. Identifying the substrates of a kinase is essential for understanding its cellular role, but doing so remains a difficult task. We have developed a(More)
A major challenge in the post-genomic era is the development of experimental approaches to monitor the properties of proteins on a proteome-wide level. It would be particularly useful to systematically assay protein subcellular localization, post-translational modifications and protein-protein interactions, both at steady state and in response to(More)
The identification of the kinase or kinases targeted by protein kinase inhibitors is a critical challenge in validating their use as therapeutic agents or molecular probes. Here, to address this problem, we describe a chemical genomics strategy that uses a direct comparison between microarray transcriptional signatures elicited by an inhibitor of unknown(More)
A single dose of pasteurized Mycobacterium bovis administered intravenously to prediabetic non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice prevented the onset of type 1 diabetes but precipitated a systemic 'autoimmune rheumatic disease' (ARD) similar to systemic lupus erythematosus. This syndrome was characterized by haemolytic anaemia, anti-dsDNA and anti-Smith antigen (Sm)(More)
AIM To update dietetic guidelines summarizing the systematic review evidence on dietary advice to prevent further events in people with existing cardiovascular disease (CVD) (secondary prevention). METHODS The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE and EMBASE were comprehensively searched to November 2002 for systematic reviews on aspects of diet and heart health.(More)
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