Sabrina Walton

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While protein-based therapeutics is well-established in the market, development of nucleic acid therapeutics has lagged. Short interfering RNAs (siRNAs) represent an exciting new direction for the pharmaceutical industry. These small, chemically synthesized RNAs can knock down the expression of target genes through the use of a native eukaryotic pathway(More)
INTRODUCTION Children are important transmitters of influenza in the community and a number of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), including hand washing and use of hand sanitizer, have been recommended to mitigate the transmission of influenza, but limited information is available regarding schools' ability to implement these NPIs during an influenza(More)
Transcription factors are regulatory proteins that bind to specific sites of chromosomal DNA to enact responses to intracellular and extracellular stimuli. Transcription factor signalling networks are branched and interconnected so that any single transcription factor can activate many different genes and one gene can be activated by a combination of(More)
The regulation of complex cellular activities in palmitate treated HepG2 cells, and the ensuing cytotoxic phenotype, involves cooperative interactions between genes. While previous approaches have largely focused on identifying individual target genes, elucidating interacting genes has thus far remained elusive. We applied the concept of information synergy(More)
The complex responses of cells to stimuli are the aggregate of alterations at the genetic, protein, metabolic and cellular levels. The immense quantities of data now available from high-throughput genomic, proteomic and metabolomic sources require specialized analytical approaches. The integration of such data for the computational elucidation and analysis(More)
BACKGROUND Transcription factors (TFs) are effectors of cell signaling pathways that regulate gene expression. TF networks are highly interconnected; one signal can lead to changes in many TF levels, and one TF level can be changed by many different signals. TF regulation is central to normal cell function, with altered TF function being implicated in many(More)
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