Sean G. Forrester

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Invertebrate ligand-gated chloride channels are well recognized as important targets for several insecticides and anthelmintics. Hco-UNC-49 is a GABA-gated chloride channel from the parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus and is an orthologue to the neuromuscular receptor (Cel-UNC-49) from the free-living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. While the receptors(More)
Hco-UNC-49 is a GABA receptor from the parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus that has a relatively low overall sequence similarity to vertebrate GABA receptors but is very similar to the UNC-49 receptor found in the free living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. While the nematode receptors do share >80% sequence similarity they exhibit different(More)
We have identified two genes from the parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus, Hco-unc-49B and Hco-unc-49C that encode two GABA-gated chloride channel subunits. Electrophysiological analysis revealed that this channel has properties similar to those of the UNC-49 channel from the free-living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. For example, the Hco-UNC-49B(More)
Ion channels are targets for many drugs including insecticides and anthelminthic agents such as ivermectin (IVM) and moxidectin (MOX). IVM has been shown to activate glutamate-gated chloride channels (GluCls) from the free-living nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans. Haemonchus contortus is a parasitic nematode that is also extremely sensitive to IVM. The high(More)
We report a measurement of the top-quark mass using events collected by the CDF II detector from pp collisions at square root of s = 1.96 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron. We calculate a likelihood function for the top-quark mass in events that are consistent with tt --> bl(-)nu(l)bl'+ nu'(l) decays. The likelihood is formed as the convolution of the(More)
We measure the time dependence of the ratio of decay rates for the rare decay D{0}-->K{+}pi{-} to the Cabibbo-favored decay D{0}-->K{-}pi;{+}. A signal of 12.7x10;{3} D{0}-->K{+}pi{-} decays was obtained using the Collider Detector at Fermilab II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron with an integrated luminosity of 1.5 fb;{-1}. We measure the D0-D[over ]{0}(More)
We present the first search for heavy, long-lived particles that decay to photons at a hadron collider. We use a sample of gamma + jet + missing transverse energy events in pp[over] collisions at square root[s] = 1.96 TeV taken with the CDF II detector. Candidate events are selected based on the arrival time of the photon at the detector. Using an(More)
Parasitic nematode infection of humans and livestock is a major problem globally. Attempts to control nematode populations have led to the development of several classes of anthelmintic, which target cys-loop ligand-gated ion channels. Unlike the vertebrate nervous system, the nematode nervous system possesses a large and diversified array of ligand-gated(More)
We report the first measurements of inclusive W and Z cross sections times leptonic branching ratios for pp collisions at square root[s]=1.96 TeV, based on their decays to electrons and muons. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 72 pb(-1) recorded with the CDF detector at the Fermilab Tevatron. We test e-mu universality in W decays, and we(More)
Serotonin and dopamine play important roles in the biology of nematodes where they exert their effect on feeding, locomotion and reproductive behavior. Haemonchus contortus, a parasitic nematode which infects small ruminants, is responsible for considerable economic losses in agriculture. In the current study we have mapped the localisation of these two(More)