Stacy L Pearson

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Individuals belonging to six racial groups (African American, Asian Indian, Caucasian, Hispanic, Korean, Native American), and a seventh group comprised of referred patients with thrombosis were genotyped for the prothrombin G20210A mutation, the factor V G1691A (Leiden) mutation, and the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T mutation by(More)
The ABO blood group is the most clinically important human alloantigen system in transfusion medicine. The system involves three antigens A, B and H. H antigen is converted to either A or B by the activity of alpha1-->3-N-acetyl-galactosaminyl transferase (A transferase) or alpha1-->3 galactosyl transferase (B transferase). The O phenotype is the result of(More)
Iron is essential for the survival of almost all organisms, although excess iron can result in the generation of free radicals which are toxic to cells. To avoid the toxic effects of free radicals, the concentration of intracellular iron is generally regulated by the ferric uptake regulator Fur in bacteria. The 150 aa fur ORF from Listeria monocytogenes was(More)
lacZ fusion strains were constructed using the promoters of five cell wall stress stimulon genes: pbp2, tcaA, vraSR, sgtB, and lytR. All fusion strains were induced only in the presence of cell wall-active antibiotics, suggesting the potential of these strains for use in high-throughput screening for new cell wall-active agents.
Pulse-labeling studies from our laboratory and others have shown that extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic fields can produce a transient increase in gene transcription. In this study, the synthesis, degradation and processing, and steady state levels of specific RNA species during exposure to ELF radiation were determined in human leukemia HL-60(More)
A gene-specific transcription assay was developed that is based on pulse-labeled incorporation of [3H]uridine into nuclear RNA. Transcription is quantified by scintillation counting of [3H]uridine incorporated into nuclear RNA that is protected from S1 nuclease digestion by hybridization with cold gene probes. This assay was dependent upon partial(More)
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