Stephen Hanley

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Sequence characterization of the flanking regions of 52 sequence-tagged microsatellite loci and two gene fragments from 11 Zea mays inbred lines identified a total of 324 sequence polymorphisms. The sequence polymorphisms consisted of both single-nucleotide polymorphisms and insertions/deletions in a ratio of approximately two to one. The level of sequence(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the phenotypic plasticity of pancreatic islets of Langerhans. Quiescent adult human islets were induced to undergo a phenotypic switch to highly proliferative duct-like structures in a process characterized by a loss of expression of islet-specific hormones and transcription factors as well as a temporally related(More)
The histone H3 (sH3) promoter of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) was cloned via polymerase chain reaction using primers designed from the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) promoter sequence. A comparison of the nucleotide sequence with the equivalent sequences from rainbow trout and sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) revealed a high degree of conservation.(More)
While the prevalence of maternal While the prevalence of diabetes mellitus reaches epidemic proportions, most available treatments still focus on the symptoms of the disease, rather than the underlying pathology. Types 1 and 2 diabetes have in common a deficit in β-cell mass. In type 1 diabetes, auto-immune β-cell destruction leads to an absolute deficit in(More)
The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway plays a critical role in promoting the survival of pancreatic beta cells. Akt becomes activated in isolated human islets following overnight culture despite significant levels of cell death. The aim of the current study was to identify the cause of the observed increase in Akt phosphorylation in isolated(More)
The bioavailability of human recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) in rats was measured after subcutaneous (s.c.) and intramuscular (i.m.) injection. Rt-PA was absorbed after both i.m. and s.c. injection, giving peak plasma concentrations within 30 min and 1 h, respectively, with detectable concentrations up to 6 h. These peak values of(More)
DNA was extracted from 50 human stool specimens using the QIAamp DNA stool minikit. PCR amplification was followed by post-PCR hybridization to DNA probes specific for the Campylobacter genus, Campylobacter jejuni, and Campylobacter coli in a colorimetric membrane assay. Thirty-two of 38 culture-positive specimens were PCR/DNA probe positive for C. jejuni.(More)
Studies on mammalian alpha-1-microglobulin/bikunin (AMBP) protein sequences suggest the ancestral AMBP gene arose between 270 and 80 million years ago. Here we report a similar study including recently reported piscine AMBP messenger RNA sequences. The analysis implies a far earlier data for the assembly of the ancestral AMBP gene, more than 450 million(More)
We report here the nucleotide sequence of a cDNA clone encoding the salmon (Salmo salar) alpha 1-microglobulin/bikunin precursor protein (sAMBP). The encoded precursor shows 36 and 42% amino acid (aa) similarity to the AMBP of pig and human, respectively. Signature aa motifs are conserved. The data infer that the ancestral AMBP gene arose more than 450(More)
Although chemotherapy is considered the cornerstone of treatment for small cell lung cancer (SCLC), the majority of SCLC patients relapse and die of their disease within 2 years of diagnosis. Until newer, more effective drugs are developed, both optimization of available chemotherapeutic regimens and the use of combined chemotherapy/radiotherapy will be(More)