Walker Inman

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In vitro models that capture the complexity of in vivo tissue and organ behaviors in a scalable and easy-to-use format are desirable for drug discovery. To address this, we have developed a bioreactor that fosters maintenance of 3D tissue cultures under constant perfusion and we have integrated multiple bioreactors into an array in a multiwell plate format.(More)
Assessment of drug-liver interactions is an integral part of predicting the safety profile of new drugs. Existing model systems range from in vitro cell culture models to FDA-mandated animal tests. Data from these models often fail, however, to predict human liver toxicity, resulting in costly failures of clinical trials. In vitro screens based on cultured(More)
BACKGROUND PDZK1 is a four PDZ-domain containing cytoplasmic protein that binds to a variety of membrane proteins via their C-termini and can influence the abundance, localization and/or function of its target proteins. One of these targets in hepatocytes in vivo is the HDL receptor SR-BI. Normal hepatic expression of SR-BI protein requires PDZK1 - <5% of(More)
The vast majority of cancer mortalities result from distant metastases. The metastatic microenvironment provides unique protection to ectopic tumors as the primary tumors often respond to specific agents. Although significant interventional progress has been made on primary tumors, the lack of relevant accessible model in vitro systems in which to study(More)
We developed scalable microreactors that foster the development of 3D microscopic pieces of tissue. By integrating microreactors, reservoirs, and pumps in the multiwell cell culture plate format, we created a high throughput cell culture system. However, in contrast to commonly used 2D static cell culture in multiwell plates, our new system allows 3D(More)
The combined action of exonuclease I and recA protein leads to a kind of reverse DNA strand exchange in which joint molecules formed on the “wrong” or distal end of a linear duplex in the presence of ATP are stabilized by exonuclease I degradation of the displaced (+) strand. continued pairing and degradation of the displaced strand leads to strand exchange(More)
Beam size estimates made using beam-beam deflections are used for optimization of the Stanford Linear Collider (SLC) electron-positron beam sizes. Beam size and intensity goals for 1996 were 2.1 x 0.6 μm (x,y) at 4.0x10 10 particles per pulse. Conventional profile monitors, such as scanning wires, fail at charge densities well below this. Since the(More)
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