Susan J Morris

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Productive interaction between receptors and G proteins involves multiple intracellular receptor domains, but the role of individual receptor amino acids in directing the selection of specific signaling pathways has not yet been identified. Sequence alignment of several G protein-coupled receptors identified a highly conserved threonine residue in the i2(More)
A total of 30 British and 30 Spanish Haemophilus parasuis isolates were tested for their susceptibility to 19 of the antimicrobials currently used in swine practice with a broth microdilution method in order to know the emergence of resistance against these compounds in this porcine pathogen. All the British isolates were susceptible to penicillin,(More)
We studied the endogenous expression of the serotonin-2A (5-hydroxytryptamine2A, 5-HT2A) 5-HT2C, and a splice-variant of the 5-HT2C receptor in murine Balb/c-3T3 fibroblast cells that is revealed when these cells are maintained in medium containing 5-HT-free serum. RNA editing of the 5-HT2C receptor was exclusively at a single brain-specific site. Addition(More)
We have identified a conserved threonine residue in the second intracellular (i2) loop of the 5-HT1A receptor that when mutated to alanine prevents coupling to G beta gamma-mediated signaling, while preserving G alpha i-induced actions. In this review, we investigate the characteristics and potential role of the i2 domain in the coupling of the 5-HT1A(More)
First-generation, E1/E3-deleted adenoviral vectors with diverse transgenes are produced routinely in laboratories worldwide for development of novel prophylactics and therapies for a variety of applications, including candidate vaccines against important infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Here, we show, for two different(More)
The complexity of signal transduction is becoming increasingly apparent following the cloning of multiple families of receptors, G proteins, and effectors. Therefore, new tools are needed to assess the importance of particular subtypes in receptor-mediated signal transduction. One such tool is the use of antisense approaches to specifically 'knockout'(More)
Modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA)-vectored vaccines against malaria, influenza, tuberculosis and recently Ebola virus are in clinical development. Although this vector is safe and immunogenic in humans, efforts remain on-going to enhance immunogenicity through various approaches such as using stronger promoters to boost transgene expression. We(More)
Replication-deficient adenoviruses are potent vaccine development platforms used extensively for human and animal candidate vaccines, largely due to their very good safety and immunogenicity profile. In this chapter we describe a method that can be used in any laboratory for the scalable production of replication-deficient adenovirus vector vaccines to GLP(More)
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