Thomas J Nicholas

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We describe a system that permits the automated analysis of reporter gene expression in Caenorhabditis elegans with cellular resolution continuously during embryogenesis. We demonstrate its utility by defining the expression patterns of reporters for several embryonically expressed transcription factors. The invariant cell lineage permits the automated(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a member of the lipocalin superfamily of carrier proteins. NGAL is the first known mammalian protein which specifically binds organic molecules called siderophores, which are high-affinity iron chelators. Here, we review the expression, siderophore-dependent biological activities and(More)
An important consequence of the suicide gene therapeutic paradigm is the phenomenon of bystander cell killing, the death of adjacent tumor cells not transduced with the thymidine kinase (TK) gene from herpes simplex virus (HSV) after treatment with the antiviral drug, ganciclovir (GCV). Evidence from quantitative in vitro assays of glioma cell lines suggest(More)
The contribution of genetic and environmental factors to the pathogenesis of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) remains unclear. To investigate the genetic component of the disease, we performed whole genome sequencing on ALS discordant monozygotic twins. Illumina whole genome sequencing on white blood cell DNA of five ALS-discordant monozygotic(More)
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