Taryn Chapman

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OBJECTIVES The cAMP-dependent Cl- conductance in heart is believed to be due to cardiac expression of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). While CFTR expressed in rabbit and guinea-pig heart (CFTRcardiac) is an alternatively spliced isoform of the epithelial gene product, little information is known regarding possible expression(More)
Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) has been implicated as a powerful pro-inflammatory mediator and may represent a potentially important, therapeutic opportunity for treatment of inflammatory disease and atherosclerosis. To further investigate the role of MCP-1 in inflammatory disorders we have isolated a series of RNA aptamers that bind(More)
Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) is among the most medically important arboviruses in North America, and studies suggest a role for amphibians and reptiles in its transmission cycle. Serum samples collected from 351 amphibians and reptiles (27 species) from Alabama, USA, were tested for the presence of antibodies against EEEV. Frogs, turtles, and(More)
The complete amino acid sequence of a mammalian acetylcholinesterase from fetal bovine serum (FBS AChE) is presented. This enzyme has a high degree of sequence identity with other cholinesterases, liver carboxyesterases, esterase-6, lysophospholipase, and thyroglobulin. The locations of 191 amino acids in 10 regions of the FBS enzyme were compared with(More)
Amyloid-induced inflammation is thought to play a critical and early role in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease. As such, robust models with relevant and accessible compartments that provide a means of assessing anti-inflammatory agents are essential for the development of therapeutic agents. In the present work, we have characterised the induction(More)
Recent electrophysiological data suggests a number of similarities in the properties of cAMP-dependent Cl- channels in heart and cAMP-dependent Cl- channels encoded by the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene product in various epithelial cells. We tested the hypothesis that cAMP-dependent Cl- channels in heart may be due to(More)
Augmented delivery of cytokine-expressing DNA plasmids to subcutaneous tumors has been demonstrated to result in a level of enhanced anti-tumor activity. One delivery enhancement method which has been evaluated is in vivo electroporation (EP), a contact-dependent delivery technique where electric pulses are hypothesized to augment the transfer of DNA into(More)
Non-viral in vivo administration of plasmid DNA for vaccines and immunotherapeutics has been hampered by inefficient delivery. Methods to enhance delivery such as in vivo electroporation (EP) have demonstrated effectiveness in circumventing this difficulty. However, the contact-dependent nature of EP has resulting side effects in animals and humans.(More)
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