Teresa Connolly

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The signal recognition particle (SRP) directs signal sequence specific targeting of ribosomes to the rough endoplasmic reticulum. Displacement of the SRP from the signal sequence of a nascent polypeptide is a guanosine triphosphate (GTP)-dependent reaction mediated by the membrane-bound SRP receptor. A nonhydrolyzable GTP analog can replace GTP in the(More)
The requirement for ribonucleotides and ribonucleotide hydrolysis was examined at several distinct points during translocation of a secretory protein across the endoplasmic reticulum. We monitored binding of in vitro-assembled polysomes to microsomal membranes after removal of ATP and GTP. Ribonucleotides were not required for the initial low(More)
The signal recognition particle (SRP)-mediated transport of proteins across mammalian endoplasmic reticulum requires GTP in a capacity distinct from polypeptide elongation. We defined the role of GTP by a molecular characterization of translocation intermediates that accumulate after incubation of SRP-ribosome complexes with microsomal membranes. SRP(More)
We have examined the requirement for ribonucleotides and ribonucleotide triphosphate hydrolysis during early events in the membrane integration of two membrane proteins: the G protein of vesicular stomatitis virus and the hemagglutinin-neuraminidase (HN) glycoprotein of Newcastle disease virus. Both proteins contain a single transmembrane-spanning segment(More)
Translocation of proteins across the endoplasmic reticulum membrane is a GTP-dependent process. The signal recognition particle (SRP) and the SRP receptor both contain subunits with GTP binding domains. One GTP-dependent reaction during protein translocation is the SRP receptor-mediated dissociation of SRP from the signal sequence of a nascent polypeptide.(More)
Although several independent studies of gene expression patterns during osteoblast differentiation in cultures from calvaria and other in vitro models have been reported, only a small portion of the mRNAs expressed in osteoblasts have been characterized. We have previously analyzed the behavior of several known markers in osteoblasts, using Affymetrix(More)
Several genes, such as alkaline phosphatase, osteocalcin, and Cbfa1/Osf2, are known to be regulated during osteoblastic differentiation and are commonly used as "osteoblast markers" for in vitro or in vivo studies. The number of these genes is very limited, however, and it is of major interest to identify new genes that are activated or repressed during the(More)
PURPOSE : The purpose of this study was to examine the current management of the enteral feeding regimens of premature infants cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). SUBJECTS : The study included responses from 70 neonatal nurses who participated in a 2009 Neonatal Enteral Feeding Survey distributed electronically to the National(More)
Self-regulated learning (SRL) is a term that describes an individual’s ability to learn how to learn. New pedagogical theories encourage teachers to motivate and support their students into achieving a high level of selfregulation in their learning. This paper reports on the preliminary findings of a survey that was conducted with educators in the UK and(More)