Samuel J. Farlow

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Neurons use kinesin and dynein microtubule-dependent motor proteins to transport essential cellular components along axonal and dendritic microtubules. In a search for new kinesin-like proteins, we identified two neuronally enriched mouse kinesins that provide insight into a unique intracellular kinesin targeting mechanism in neurons. KIF21A and KIF21B(More)
To correlate dynein heavy chain (Dhc) genes with flagellar mutations and gain insight into the function of specific dynein isoforms, we placed eight members of the Dhc gene family on the genetic map of Chlamydomonas. Using a PCR-based strategy, we cloned 11 Dhc genes from Chlamydomonas. Comparisons with other Dhc genes indicate that two clones correspond to(More)
The motor domain regions of three novel members of the kinesin superfamily TLKIF1, TLKIFC, and TLBIMC were identified in a thermophilic fungus Thermomyces lanuginosus. Based on sequence similarity, they were classified as members of the known kinesin families Unc104/KIF1, KAR3, and BIMC. TLKIF1 was subsequently expressed in Escherichia coli. The expression(More)
Colon cancer is the second most common cause of cancer mortality in the Western world with metastasis commonly present at the time of diagnosis. Screening for propagation and metastatic behavior in a novel chimeric-mouse colon cancer model, driven by mutant p53 and β-Catenin, led to the identification of a unique, invasive adenocarcinoma. Comparison of the(More)
Recent technological advances in the immobilization and drying of red cell monolayers for use in solid phase red cell adherence (SPRCA) assays have resulted in the development of reagent red cells for antibody screening and identification that are stable at mom temperature. Panels consisting of twelve different RBC samples dried onto individual microplate(More)
The origin of multiple constraints on a control function in both lumped and distributed systems is investigated. Equivalence and comparability notions are discussed. It is pointed out that multiple constraints have a special significance in optimal control problems of infinite-dimensional systems. An opt.ima1 control problem wit.h more than one const.raint.(More)
BACKGROUND Virus-mediated delivery of therapeutic transgenes to the inflamed colon holds a great potential to serve as an effective therapeutic strategy for inflammatory bowel disease, since local, long-term expression of the encoded therapeutic proteins in the colorectal system is potentially achievable. Viral vectors, derived from adeno-associated virus(More)
A chimeric protein, consisting of streptavidin fused to a cyclic decapeptide with potent inhibitory activity for matrix metalloproteinases (MMP), has been produced in Escherichia coli and purified. The purified chimera formed a tetramer and showed full biotin-binding ability. The chimera was also capable of both binding to MMP-2 and inhibiting its activity.(More)
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