Ryan Henning

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Sialyltransferases are key enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of biologically and pathologically important sialic acid-containing molecules in nature. Binary X-ray crystal structures of a multifunctional Pasteurella multocida sialyltransferase (Delta24PmST1) with a donor analogue CMP-3F(a)Neu5Ac or CMP-3F(e)Neu5Ac were determined at 2.0 and 1.9 A(More)
Recent work identified L-asparaginase (L-ASP) as a putative therapeutic target for ovarian cancer. We suggest that L-ASP, a dysregulator of glycosylation, would interrupt the local microenvironment, affecting the ovarian cancer cell-endothelial cell interaction and thus angiogenesis without cytotoxic effects. Ovarian cancer cell lines and human(More)
Photobacterium damsela α2,6-sialyltransferase was cloned as N- and C- His-tagged fusion proteins with different lengths (16–497 aa or 113–497 aa). Expression and activity assays indicated that the N-terminal 112 amino acid residues of the protein were not required for its α2,6-sialyltransferase activity. Among four truncated forms tested, N-His-tagged(More)
We describe the use of iterative in situ click chemistry to design an Akt-specific branched peptide triligand that is a drop-in replacement for monoclonal antibodies in multiple biochemical assays. Each peptide module in the branched structure makes unique contributions to affinity and/or specificity resulting in a 200 nM affinity ligand that efficiently(More)
BACKGROUND Ovarian cancer cells in malignant effusions lack attachment to solid-phase matrix substrata and receive survival stimuli through cell-cell and cell-soluble matrix molecule interactions. We hypothesized that adhesion-related survival and proliferation pathway signals can inform clinical outcomes and guide targeted therapeutics. METHODS Lysed(More)
Retinoblastoma is a pediatric ocular cancer typically indicated by leukocoria (white-eye pupillary reflex). Early detection of leukocoria can improve health outcomes when it indicates disease, and it can be easily seen in recreational photographs. As part of a system for automatic leukocoria detection, we propose an image processing algorithm for detecting(More)
Predictive biomarkers are needed to triage patients to the best therapy. We prospectively planned examination of sequential blood, biopsy, and functional imaging with which to confirm the mechanism and to identify potential predictive biomarkers in a phase Ib clinical trial expansion of patients with solid tumors receiving sorafenib/bevacizumab. The(More)
We use Convolutional Neural Networks to detect leukocoria, or white-eye reflections, in recreational photography. Leukocoria is the most prominent symptom of retinoblastoma, a solid-tumor cancer of the eye that occurs most often in young children. We trained several networks for the task, using training images downloaded from Flickr. We achieved low error(More)
Abnormal signaling of the protein kinase Akt has been shown to contribute to human diseases such as diabetes and cancer, but Akt has proven to be a challenging target for drugging. Using iterative in situ click chemistry, we recently developed multiple protein-catalyzed capture (PCC) agents that allosterically modulate Akt enzymatic activity in a(More)
Chemotherapy often involves broad-spectrum cytotoxic agents with many side effects and limited targeting. Corroles are a class of tetrapyrrolic macrocycles that exhibit differential cytostatic and cytotoxic properties in specific cell lines, depending on the identities of the chelated metal and functional groups. The unique behavior of functionalized(More)
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