W David Helms

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The phenotypes and genetic interactions associated with mutations in the Drosophila mastermind (mam) gene have implicated it as a component of the Notch signaling pathway. However, its function and site of action within many tissues requiring Notch signaling have not been thoroughly investigated. To address these questions, we have constructed truncated(More)
The abilities of two bacterial active heme transporters, HmbR of Neisseria meningitidis and HemR of Yersinia enterocolitica, to use different heme sources were compared. While HmbR-expressing cells used only hemoglobin (Hb) and heme, HemR-expressing bacteria were able to grow on Hb, heme, myoglobin, hemopexin, catalase, human and bovine serum albumin-heme,(More)
At least 3,200 pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) died during a bluetongue (BT) epizootic in eastern Wyoming during late September and early October 1976. In August and September 1984, another BT epizootic occurred in northeastern Wyoming resulting in 300 known pronghorn deaths. In 17 pronghorn examined postmortem, hemorrhages and edema were the most common(More)
In recent years hospital uncompensated care has been declining in the seven states studied here: California, Florida, Washington, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. We document these declines and compare trends in uncompensated care in safety-net and other hospitals between the early 1980s and the early to mid-1990s. We discuss state responses(More)
Mastermind (Mam) is a component of Notch pathway signaling. In combination with the intracellular domain of Notch and Suppressor of Hairless, Mam forms a transcriptional activation complex. We have initiated a genetic approach to identify other loci involved in Mam function. The screen utilizes engineered mutations in Mam that derive from GAL4-UAS-directed(More)