Sally M. Fuerstenberg

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Studies assessing mechanisms of proximal tubular cell (PTC) physiology and pathophysiology increasingly utilize cell culture systems to avoid the complexity of whole organ/whole animal experiments. However, no well-differentiated PTC line derived from adult human kidney currently exists. Therefore, the goal of this research was to establish such a line by(More)
The v-erbA oncogene confers two prominent properties on transformed erythroblasts: a block of spontaneous differentiation and tolerance to wide variations in the pH or ionic strength of culture medium. V-erbA acts as a constitutive repressor of erythrocyte-specific gene transcription, arresting the expression of at least three different erythroid genes: the(More)
Unlike any other known plant transposon, the maize transposable element Bs1 is similar to the retrotransposons previously described in yeast and Drosophila. Bs1 is bounded by 302 bp identical long terminal repeats (LTRs), and it contains open reading frames with apparent amino acid sequence similarity to reverse transcriptase and other retroviral pol gene(More)
Xanthine oxidase (XO) activity and hydroxyl radical (.OH) formation are widely proposed mediators of renal reperfusion injury, potentially altering the severity of, and recovery from, postischemic acute renal failure. The goal of this study was to ascertain whether combination XO inhibitor (oxypurinol) and .OH scavenger (Na benzoate) therapy, given at the(More)
A retrovirus vector was constructed from the genome of avian erythroblastosis virus ES4. The v-erbA sequences of avian erythroblastosis virus were replaced by those coding for neomycin phosphotransferase, creating a gag-neo fusion protein which provides G418 resistance as a selectable marker. The v-erbB sequences following the splice acceptor were replaced(More)
Expression of the Epstein-Barr virus BNLF1 gene (LMP1) or treatment with 4B-phorbol-12,13-dibutyrate in the murine pro-B-cell line A/J-95 leads to a five- to sevenfold enhancement of homotypic adhesion without significant changes in adhesion molecule expression. Antibody to CD11a inhibits aggregation, indicating that CD11a/CD18-mediated adhesion is a common(More)
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