Susan E Reynolds

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Bacillus subtilis is the best-characterized member of the Gram-positive bacteria. Its genome of 4,214,810 base pairs comprises 4,100 protein-coding genes. Of these protein-coding genes, 53% are represented once, while a quarter of the genome corresponds to several gene families that have been greatly expanded by gene duplication, the largest family(More)
Integrin-associated protein (IAP) is a 50 kDa plasma membrane protein physically and functionally associated with beta 3 integrins in a variety of cells. IAP has an extracellular immunoglobulin domain, five transmembrane domains and a short intracytoplasmic tail. IAP is recognized by anti-CD47 antibodies and is expressed on cells, such as erythrocytes and(More)
We report on results of an interview study assessing women's attitudes toward and hypothetical interest in genetic susceptibility testing for breast cancer. Data are from 246 interviews with women of varying ethnicity (African American, European American, Native American, and Ashkenazi Jewish), family history of breast cancer (negative, positive, and(More)
Family history is increasingly important in primary care as a means to detect candidates for genetic testing or tailored prevention programs. We evaluated primary care physicians' skills in assessing family history for breast cancer risk, using unannounced standardized patient (SP) visits to 86 general internists and family medicine practitioners in King(More)
Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) is a method that uses fluorescent probes to detect specific nucleic acid sequences at the single-cell level. Here we describe optimized protocols that exploit a highly sensitive FISH method based on branched DNA technology to detect mRNA and miRNA in human leukocytes. This technique can be multiplexed and combined(More)
We have been interested in how Rous sarcoma virus (RSV) influences transformed cell morphology and compared the molecular properties of chicken embryo cells (CEC) infected with mutants of RSV that induce the fusiform transformed cell morphology with those of CEC infected by wild-type RSV, which induces the more normal round transformed cell morphology. We(More)
PURPOSE To assess primary care providers' communication about breast cancer risk. METHODS We evaluated 86 primary care providers' communication of risk using unannounced standardized (simulated) patients. Physicians were randomly assigned to receive one of three cases: (1) moderate risk case (n = 25), presenting with a breast lump and mother with(More)
CONTEXT Women commonly misunderstand their risk for breast cancer, overestimating both their risk for developing the disease at a young age and their lifetime risk. OBJECTIVE To determine whether age bias occurs in popular media coverage of breast cancer. SELECTION STRATEGY: The search term breast cancer was used to identify 389 articles in U.S. magazines(More)
While data are accumulating on the efficacy of prophylactic mastectomy as a means to reduce breast cancer risk in high risk women, the effectiveness of the procedure depends on women's interest in undergoing the procedure. We report on women's responses to this surgical option as a prevention tool. Data derive from a multi-method study of women's interest(More)
The coprecipitate of A protein and RNA which results from acetic acid treatment of bacteriophage R17 has been shown to form two bands after equilibrium density gradient centrifugation in Cs2SO4. The band of higher density, whose position coincides with that of phage RNA prepared by phenolisation possesses neither A protein nor infectivity while the band of(More)
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