Wendy S Becker

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OBJECTIVE To assess the intake of trans fatty acids (TFA) and other fatty acids in 14 Western European countries. DESIGN AND SUBJECTS A maximum of 100 foods per country were sampled and centrally analysed. Each country calculated the intake of individual trans and other fatty acids, clusters of fatty acids and total fat in adults and/or the total(More)
cDNA clones of two novel Ras-related GTP-binding proteins (RagA and RagB) were isolated from rat and human cDNA libraries. Their deduced amino acid sequences comprise four of the six known conserved GTP-binding motifs (PM1, -2, -3, G1), the remaining two (G2, G3) being strikingly different from those of the Ras family, and an unusually large C-terminal(More)
DYRK1A is a dual-specificity protein kinase that is thought to be involved in brain development. We identified a single phosphorylated amino acid residue in the DYRK substrate histone H3 (threonine 45) by mass spectrometry, phosphoamino acid analysis, and protein sequencing. Exchange of threonine 45 for alanine abolished phosphorylation of histone H3 by(More)
DYRK1 is a dual specificity protein kinase presumably involved in brain development. Here we show that the kinase belongs to a new family of protein kinases comprising at least seven mammalian isoforms (DYRK1A, DYRK1B, DYRK1C, DYRK2, DYRK3, DYRK4A, and DYRK4B), the yeast homolog Yak1p, and the Drosophila kinase minibrain (MNB). In rat tissues, DYRK1A is(More)
The cDNA of a novel, ubiquitously expressed protein kinase (Dyrk) was cloned from a rat brain cDNA library. The deduced amino acid sequence (763 amino acids) contains a catalytic domain that is only distantly related to that of other mammalian protein kinases. Its closest relative is the protein kinase Mnb of Drosophila, which is presumably involved in(More)
We present a time-correlated single photon counting (TCPSC) technique that allows time-resolved multi-wavelength imaging in conjunction with a laser scanning microscope and a pulsed excitation source. The technique is based on a four-dimensional histogramming process that records the photon density over the time of the fluorescence decay, the x-y(More)
UNLABELLED The high sensitivity of pentagastrin stimulation in detecting primary or metastatic medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) suggests widespread expression of the corresponding receptor type on human MTC. Indeed, autoradiographic studies have demonstrated cholecystokinin (CCK)-B/gastrin receptors not only in more than 90% of MTCs but also in a high(More)
A polymerase chain reaction-based cloning approach was employed in order to identify ADP-ribosylation factors (ARF) in murine 3T3-L1 cells and to study their expression before and after differentiation of cells to the adipocyte-like phenotype. Partial sequences comprising the effector domains of ARF were amplified with degenerate primers and cloned. Five of(More)
The renal uptake of radiolabeled antibody fragments and peptides is a problem in radioimmunodetection and radioimmunotherapy, especially with intracellular retained radiometals. The aim of this study was to develop suitable methods to reduce this kidney uptake. BALB/c mice or nude mice bearing the human GW-39 colon carcinoma xenograft were given i.p.(More)