The Program in Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology is an academic program of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The program offers graduate study and research focused in the areas of molecular, cellular and regulatory biochemistry; molecular biophysics; chemical biology; and structural biology. This collection showcases publications and presentations authored by students in this program.

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Publications from 2007

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Phosphorylation at serine 208 of the 1alpha,25-dihydroxy Vitamin D3 receptor modulates the interaction with transcriptional coactivators, Gloria Arriagada, Roberto Paredes, Juan Olate, Andre J. Van Wijnen, Jane B. Lian, Gary S. Stein, Janet L. Stein, Sergio Onate, and Martin A. Montecino

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Mass spectrometry analysis of HIV-1 Vif reveals an increase in ordered structure upon oligomerization in regions necessary for viral infectivity, Jared R. Auclair, Karin M. Green, Shivender Shandilya, James E. Evans, Mohan Somasundaran, and Celia A. Schiffer

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Structural basis of GLUT1 inhibition by cytoplasmic ATP, David M. Blodgett, Julie Kelley De Zutter, Kara B. Levine, Pusha Karim, and Anthony Carruthers

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Enterohaemorrhagic and enteropathogenic Escherichia coli Tir proteins trigger a common Nck-independent actin assembly pathway, Michael John Brady, Kenneth Geno Campellone, Megha Ghildiyal, and John M. Leong

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Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of a domain in the Runx2 transcription factor that interacts with the 1alpha,25 dihydroxy vitamin D3 receptor, Carola Bruna, Gloria Arriagada, Jane B. Lian, Gary S. Stein, Marta Bunster, Jose Martinez-Oyanedel, and Martin A. Montecino

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The 1alpha,25-dihydroxy Vitamin D3 receptor preferentially recruits the coactivator SRC-1 during up-regulation of the osteocalcin gene, Loreto Carvallo, Berta Henriquez, Juan Olate, Andre J. Van Wijnen, Jane B. Lian, Gary S. Stein, Sergio Onate, Janet L. Stein, and Martin A. Montecino

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Quantitative analysis of RNA-mediated protein-protein interactions in living cells by FRET, Ya-Lin Chiu, Hong Cao, and Tariq M. Rana

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Mutations in the stalk of the measles virus hemagglutinin protein decrease fusion but do not interfere with virus-specific interaction with the homologous fusion protein, Elizabeth Ann Corey and Ronald M. Iorio

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Altered selectivity of parathyroid hormone (PTH) and PTH-related protein (PTHrP) for distinct conformations of the PTH/PTHrP receptor, Thomas Dean, Jean-Pierre Vilardaga, John T. Potts, and Thomas James Gardella

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TALE-family homeodomain proteins regulate endodermal sonic hedgehog expression and pattern the anterior endoderm, Philip J. Diiorio, Kristen Alexa, Seong-Kyu Choe, Letitiah Etheridge, and Charles G. Sagerstrom

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Identification of tau stem loop RNA stabilizers, Christine Patricia Donahue, Jake Ni, Eriks Rozners, Marcie A. Glicksman, and Michael S. Wolfe

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YRA1 autoregulation requires nuclear export and cytoplasmic Edc3p-mediated degradation of its pre-mRNA, Shuyun Dong, Chunfang Li, Daniel Zenklusen, Robert H. Singer, Allan Jacobson, and Feng He

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Tec kinases in T cell and mast cell signaling, Martin Felices, Markus Falk, Yoko Kosaka, and Leslie J. Berg

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Endoplasmic reticulum stress signaling in pancreatic beta-cells, Sonya G. Fonseca, Kathryn L. Lipson, and Fumihiko Urano

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The human Rad51 K133A mutant is functional for DNA double-strand break repair in human cells, Anthony L. Forget, Matthew S. Loftus, Dharia A. McGrew, Brian Thomas Bennett, and Kendall L. Knight

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Microscopic methods for measuring the elasticity of gel substrates for cell culture: microspheres, microindenters, and atomic force microscopy, Margo Tilley Frey, Adam Engler, Dennis E. Discher, Juliet Lee, and Yu-Li Wang

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ubiquilin antagonizes presenilin and promotes neurodegeneration in Drosophila, Atish Ganguly, R. M. Renny Feldman, and Ming Guo

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Cell cycle dependent phosphorylation and subnuclear organization of the histone gene regulator p220(NPAT) in human embryonic stem cells, Prachi N. Ghule, Klaus A. Becker, J. Wade Harper, Jane B. Lian, Janet L. Stein, Andre J. Van Wijnen, and Gary S. Stein

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Danger-free autoimmune disease in Aire-deficient mice, Daniel H. D. Gray, Irina Catrinel Gavanescu, Christophe Benoist, and Diane Mathis

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Differential effects of EGF and TGF-beta1 on fibroblast activity in fibrin-based tissue equivalents, Jaime L. Grouf, Angela M. Throm, Jenna L. Balestrini, Katie A. Bush, and Kristen L. Billiar

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A chromatin landmark and transcription initiation at most promoters in human cells, Matthew G. Guenther, Stuart S. Levine, Laurie A. Boyer, Rudolf Jaenisch, and Richard A. Young

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Chromatin remodeling by SWI/SNF results in nucleosome mobilization to preferential positions in the rat osteocalcin gene promoter, Jose L. Gutierrez, Roberto Paredes, Fernando Cruzat, David A. Hill, Andre J. Van Wijnen, Jane B. Lian, Gary S. Stein, Janet L. Stein, Anthony N. Imbalzano, and Martin A. Montecino

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HOXA10 controls osteoblastogenesis by directly activating bone regulatory and phenotypic genes, Mohammad Q. Hassan, Rahul S. Tare, Suk Hee Lee, Matthew Mandeville, Brian Weiner, Martin A. Montecino, Andre J. Van Wijnen, Janet L. Stein, Gary S. Stein, and Jane B. Lian

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Evolutionarily conserved structural and functional roles of the FYVE domain, Akira Hayakawa, Susan J. Hayes, Deborah Marie Leonard, David G. Lambright, and Silvia Corvera

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In and out of the ER: protein folding, quality control, degradation, and related human diseases, Daniel N. Hebert and Maurizio Molinari

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Multispectral quantification of tissue types in a RIF-1 tumor model with histological validation. Part I, Erica C. Henning, Chieko Azuma, Christopher H. Sotak, and Karl G. Helmer

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Multispectral tissue characterization in a RIF-1 tumor model: monitoring the ADC and T2 responses to single-dose radiotherapy. Part II, Erica C. Henning, Chieko Azuma, Christopher H. Sotak, and Karl G. Helmer

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Verification of enhancement of the CSF space, not parenchyma, in acute stroke patients with early blood-brain barrier disruption, Erica C. Henning, Lawrence L. Latour, and Steven Warach

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The transcription factor XBP-1 is essential for the development and survival of dendritic cells, Neal N. Iwakoshi, Marc Pypaert, and Laurie H. Glimcher

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A novel alloantigen-specific CD8+PD1+ regulatory T cell induced by ICOS-B7h blockade in vivo, Atsushi Izawa, Kazuhiro Yamaura, Monica J. Albin, Mollie Jurewicz, Katsunori Tanaka, Michael R. Clarkson, Takuya Ueno, Antje Habicht, Gordon J. Freeman, Hideo Yagita, Reza Abdi, Todd Pearson, Dale L. Greiner, Mohamed H. Sayegh, and Nader Najafian

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The nucleolar Net1/Cfi1-related protein Dnt1 antagonizes the septation initiation network in fission yeast, Quan-Wen Jin, Samriddha Ray, Sung Hugh Choi, and Dannel McCollum

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Drosophila rasiRNA pathway mutations disrupt embryonic axis specification through activation of an ATR/Chk2 DNA damage response, Carla Andrea Klattenhoff, Diana P. Bratu, Nadine Schultz, Birgit S. Koppetsch, Heather A. Cook, and William E. Theurkauf

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SWI/SNF is required for transcriptional memory at the yeast GAL gene cluster, Sharmistha Kundu, Peter J. Horn, and Craig L. Peterson

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Programmed death-1 (PD-1) defines a transient and dysfunctional oligoclonal T cell population in acute homeostatic proliferation, Sue-Jane Lin, Craig D. Peacock, Kapil Bahl, and Raymond M. Welsh

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The interactome of the histone gene regulatory factor HiNF-P suggests novel cell cycle related roles in transcriptional control and RNA processing, Angela Miele, Ricardo F. Medina, Andre J. Van Wijnen, Gary S. Stein, and Janet L. Stein

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Nucleosome organization and targeting of SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complexes: contributions of the DNA sequence, Martin A. Montecino, Janet L. Stein, Gary S. Stein, Jane B. Lian, Andre J. Van Wijnen, Fernando Cruzat, Soraya E. Gutierrez, Juan Olate, Sylvain Marcellini, and Jose L. Gutierrez

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A derivatized scorpion toxin reveals the functional output of heteromeric KCNQ1-KCNE K+ channel complexes, Trevor J. Morin and William R. Kobertz

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Molecular basis of RNA recognition by the embryonic polarity determinant MEX-5, John M. Pagano Jr., Brian M. Farley, Lisa M. McCoig, and Sean P. Ryder

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The alternative reading frame tumor suppressor antagonizes hypoxia-induced cancer cell migration via interaction with the COOH-terminal binding protein corepressor, Seema Paliwal, Ramesh C. Kovi, Bharath D. Nath, Ya-Wen Chen, Brian C. Lewis, and Steven R. Grossman

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Development of Ad-mda7/IL-24-resistant lung cancer cell lines, Abujiang Pataer, Sunil Chada, Jack A. Roth, Kelly K. Hunt, and Stephen G. Swisher

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Progress, paradox, and potential: parathyroid hormone research over five decades, John T. Potts and Thomas James Gardella

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Effects of vpu start-codon mutations on human immunodeficiency virus type 1 replication in macrophages, Kathryn H. Richards and Paul R. Clapham

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Nitrite does not provide additional protection to thrombolysis in a rat model of stroke with delayed reperfusion, Bawarjan Schatlo, Erica C. Henning, Ryszard M. Pluta, Lawrence L. Latour, Nahal Golpayegani, Marsha J. Merrill, Naomi Lewin, Yong Chen, and Edward H. Oldfield

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Zebrafish ae2.2 encodes a second slc4a2 anion exchanger, Boris E. Shmukler, Jeffrey S. Clark, Ann Hsu, David H. Vandorpe, Andrew K. Stewart, Christine E. Kurschat, Seong-Kyu Choe, Yi Zhou, Julio D. Amigo, Barry H. Paw, and Seth L. Alper

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grp (chk1) replication-checkpoint mutations and DNA damage trigger a Chk2-dependent block at the Drosophila midblastula transition, Saeko Takada, Seongae Kwak, Birgit S. Koppetsch, and William E. Theurkauf

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Type 1 IFN mediates cross-talk between innate and adaptive immunity that abrogates transplantation tolerance, Thomas B. Thornley, Nancy E. Phillips, Britte C. Beaudette-Zlatanova, Thomas G. Markees, Kapil Bahl, Michael A. Brehm, Leonard D. Shultz, Evelyn A. Kurt-Jones, John P. Mordes, Raymond M. Welsh, Aldo A. Rossini, and Dale L. Greiner

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Fluorogenic probes for monitoring peptide binding to class II MHC proteins in living cells, Prasanna Venkatraman, Tina T. Nguyen, Matthieu Sainlos, Osman Bilsel, Sriram Chitta, Barbara Imperiali, and Lawrence J. Stern

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TRAIL is a novel antiviral protein against dengue virus, Rajas V. Warke, Katherine J. Martin, Krisanthi Giaya, Sunil K. Shaw, Alan L. Rothman, and Irene Bosch

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A tightly packed hydrophobic cluster directs the formation of an off-pathway sub-millisecond folding intermediate in the alpha subunit of tryptophan synthase, a TIM barrel protein, Ying Wu, Ramakrishna Vadrevu, Sagar V. Kathuria, Xiaoyan Yang, and C. Robert Matthews

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Swi3p controls SWI/SNF assembly and ATP-dependent H2A-H2B displacement, Xiaofang Yang, Roser Zaurin, Miguel Beato, and Craig L. Peterson

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Long-range side-chain-main-chain interactions play crucial roles in stabilizing the (betaalpha)8 barrel motif of the alpha subunit of tryptophan synthase, Xiaoyan Yang, Ramakrishna Vadrevu, Ying Wu, and C. Robert Matthews

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Dissociation of halted T7 RNA polymerase elongation complexes proceeds via a forward-translocation mechanism, Yi Zhou, Deanna M. Navaroli, Metewo Selase Enuameh, and Craig T. Martin

Publications from 2006

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The Tec family tyrosine kinases Itk and Rlk regulate the development of conventional CD8+ T cells, Luana O. Atherly, Julie Ann Lucas, Martin Felices, Catherine C. Yin, Steven L. Reiner, and Leslie J. Berg

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Reconstitution of Runx2/Cbfa1-null cells identifies a requirement for BMP2 signaling through a Runx2 functional domain during osteoblast differentiation, Jong-Sup Bae, Soraya E. Gutierrez, Radhika Narla, Jitesh Pratap, Rajitha Devados, Andre J. Van Wijnen, Janet L. Stein, Gary S. Stein, Jane B. Lian, and Amjad Javed

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IFN-induced attrition of CD8 T cells in the presence or absence of cognate antigen during the early stages of viral infections, Kapil Bahl, Sung-Kwon Kim, Claudia Calcagno, Dario Ghersi, Roberto Puzone, Franco Celada, Liisa K. Selin, and Raymond M. Welsh

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Self-renewal of human embryonic stem cells is supported by a shortened G1 cell cycle phase, Klaus A. Becker, Prachi N. Ghule, Jaclyn A. Therrien, Jane B. Lian, Janet L. Stein, Andre J. Van Wijnen, and Gary S. Stein

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Establishment of histone gene regulation and cell cycle checkpoint control in human embryonic stem cells, Klaus A. Becker, Janet L. Stein, Jane B. Lian, Andre J. Van Wijnen, and Gary S. Stein

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H2AX chromatin structures and their response to DNA damage revealed by 4Pi microscopy, Jorg Bewersdorf, Brian Thomas Bennett, and Kendall L. Knight

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The classic receptor for 1alpha,25-dihydroxy vitamin D3 is required for non-genomic actions of 1alpha,25-dihydroxy vitamin D3 in osteosarcoma cells, Soraya Bravo, Roberto Paredes, Pamela Izaurieta, Jane B. Lian, Janet L. Stein, Gary S. Stein, Maria Victoria Hinrichs, Juan Olate, Luis G. Aguayo, and Martin A. Montecino

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Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli Tir requires a C-terminal 12-residue peptide to initiate EspF-mediated actin assembly and harbours N-terminal sequences that influence pedestal length, Kenneth Geno Campellone, Michael John Brady, Judith G. Alamares, Daniel C. Rowe, Brian M. Skehan, Donald J. Tipper, and John M. Leong

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KCNE1 subunits require co-assembly with K+ channels for efficient trafficking and cell surface expression, Kshama D. Chandrasekhar, Tuba Bas, and William R. Kobertz

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S. pombe FEAR protein orthologs are not required for release of Clp1/Flp1 phosphatase from the nucleolus during mitosis, Chun-Ti Chen, Marie-Pierre Peli-Gulli, Viesturs Simanis, and Dannel McCollum

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Slow translocon gating causes cytosolic exposure of transmembrane and lumenal domains during membrane protein integration, Zhiliang Cheng and Reid Gilmore

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Narrowed TCR repertoire and viral escape as a consequence of heterologous immunity, Markus Cornberg, Alex T. Chen, Lee A. Wilkinson, Michael A. Brehm, Sung-Kwon Kim, Claudia Calcagno, Dario Ghersi, Roberto Puzone, Franco Celada, Raymond M. Welsh, and Liisa K. Selin

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Regulation of the MDM2-p53 pathway by ribosomal protein L11 involves a post-ubiquitination mechanism, Mu-Shui Dai, Dingding Shi, Yetao Jin, Xiao-Xin Sun, Yanping Zhang, Steven R. Grossman, and Hua Lu

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Noble metals strip peptides from class II MHC proteins, Stephen J. De Wall, Corrie A. Painter, Jennifer D. Stone, Rajintha M. Bandaranayake, Don C. Wiley, Timothy J. Mitchison, Lawrence J. Stern, and Brian S. DeDecker

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Functional proteomics reveals the biochemical niche of C. elegans DCR-1 in multiple small-RNA-mediated pathways, Thomas F. Duchaine, James A. Wohlschlegel, Scott Kennedy, Yanxia Bei, Darryl Conte, Ka Ming Pang, Daniel R. Brownell, Sandra Harding, Shohei Mitani, Gary Ruvkun, John R. Yates, and Craig C. Mello

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Non-enzymatic interactions of glyoxylate with lysine, arginine, and glucosamine: a study of advanced non-enzymatic glycation like compounds, Udayan Dutta, Menashi A. Cohenford, Madhumita Guha, and Joel A. Dain

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E2F1 induces MRN foci formation and a cell cycle checkpoint response in human fibroblasts, Fiona M. Frame, Harry A. Rogoff, Mary Theresa Pickering, W. Douglas Cress, and Timothy F. Kowalik

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Asymmetric ERM activation at the Schwann cell process tip is required in axon-associated motility, Cheryl L. Gatto, Barbara J. Walker, and Stephen Lambert

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Asymmetric ERM activation at the Schwann cell process tip is required in axon-associated motility, Cheryl Lynn Gatto, Barbara J. Walker, and Stephen Lambert

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Ultrastructure of human erythrocyte GLUT1, Christopher A. Graybill, Alfred N. van Hoek, D. Desai, Andrew M. Carruthers, and Anthony Carruthers

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BMP2 commitment to the osteogenic lineage involves activation of Runx2 by DLX3 and a homeodomain transcriptional network, Mohammad Q. Hassan, Rahul S. Tare, Suk Hee Lee, Matthew Mandeville, Maria I. Morasso, Amjad Javed, Andre J. Van Wijnen, Janet L. Stein, Gary S. Stein, and Jane B. Lian

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The WD40 and FYVE domain containing protein 2 defines a class of early endosomes necessary for endocytosis, Akira Hayakawa, Deborah Marie Leonard, Stephanie Murphy, Susan J. Hayes, Martha C. Soto, Kevin E. Fogarty, Clive Standley, Karl D. Bellve, David G. Lambright, Craig C. Mello, and Silvia Corvera

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Exploiting pathogenic Escherichia coli to model transmembrane receptor signalling, Richard D. Hayward, John M. Leong, Vassilis Koronakis, and Kenneth Geno Campellone

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CPEB3 and CPEB4 in neurons: analysis of RNA-binding specificity and translational control of AMPA receptor GluR2 mRNA, Yi-Shuian Huang, Ming-Chung Kan, Chien-Ling Lin, and Joel D. Richter

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Thiol/disulfide exchange is required for membrane fusion directed by the Newcastle disease virus fusion protein, Surbhi Jain, Lori McGinnes, and Trudy G. Morrison

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Dynamics and magnitude of virus-induced polyclonal B cell activation mediated by BCR-independent presentation of viral antigen, Evan Robert Jellison, Heath M. Guay, Eva Szomolanyi-Tsuda, and Raymond M. Welsh

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Co-evolution of nelfinavir-resistant HIV-1 protease and the p1-p6 substrate, Madhavi Kolli, Stephane Lastere, and Celia A. Schiffer

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Cdc2 tyrosine phosphorylation is not required for the S-phase DNA damage checkpoint in fission yeast, Naveen Kommajosyula and Nicholas R. Rhind

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Itk and Th2 responses: action but no reaction, Yoko Kosaka, Martin Felices, and Leslie J. Berg

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Cbf beta-SMMHC induces distinct abnormal myeloid progenitors able to develop acute myeloid leukemia, Ya-Huei Kuo, Sean F. Landrette, Susan Ann Heilman, Paola N. Perrat, Lisa Garrett, Pu P. Liu, Michelle M. Le Beau, Scott C. Kogan, and Lucio H. Castilla

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Deregulation of DNA damage signal transduction by herpesvirus latency-associated M2, Xiaozhen Liang, Mary Theresa Pickering, Nam-Hyuk Cho, Heesoon Chang, Michael R. Volkert, Timothy F. Kowalik, and Jae U. Jung

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Mechanism of substrate recognition by drug-resistant human immunodeficiency virus type 1 protease variants revealed by a novel structural intermediate, Moses Prabu-Jeyabalan, Ellen A. Nalivaika, Keith Romano, and Celia A. Schiffer

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Designing siRNA that distinguish between genes that differ by a single nucleotide, Dianne S. Schwarz, Hongliu Ding, Lori A. Kennington, Jessica T. Moore, Janell M. Schelter, Julja Burchard, Peter S. Linsley, Neil Aronin, Zuoshang Xu, and Phillip D. Zamore

Publications from 2005

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Monoclonal antibody routinely used to identify avirulent strains of Newcastle disease virus binds to an epitope at the carboxy terminus of the hemagglutinin-neuraminidase protein and recognizes individual mesogenic and velogenic strains, Judith G. Alamares, Jianrong Li, and Ronald M. Iorio

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Aberrant termination triggers nonsense-mediated mRNA decay, Nadia Amrani, Shuyun Dong, Feng He, Robin Ganesan, Shubhendu Ghosh, Stephanie Kervestin, Chunfang Li, David A. Mangus, Phyllis Spatrick, and Allan Jacobson

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Cellular localization of human Rad51C and regulation of ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis of Rad51, Brian Thomas Bennett and Kendall L. Knight

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Tec family kinases in T lymphocyte development and function, Leslie J. Berg, Lisa D. Finkelstein, Julie Ann Lucas, and Pamela L. Schwartzberg

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Biaxial failure properties of planar living tissue equivalents, Kristen L. Billiar, Angela M. Throm, and Margo Tilley Frey

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Quench-flow analysis reveals multiple phases of GluT1-mediated sugar transport, David M. Blodgett and Anthony Carruthers

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Role of MLK3 in the regulation of mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling cascades, Deborah Marie Brancho, Juan-Jose Ventura, Anja Jaeschke, Beth Doran, Richard A. Flavell, and Roger J. Davis

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Target accessibility dictates the potency of human RISC, Kirk M. Brown, Chia-ying Chu, and Tariq M. Rana

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Differential effects of cisplatin and MNNG on dna mutants of Escherichia coli, Melissa A. Calmann and Martin G. Marinus

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The MutS C terminus is essential for mismatch repair activity in vivo, Melissa A. Calmann, Anetta Nowosielska, and Martin G. Marinus

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Nck-independent actin assembly is mediated by two phosphorylated tyrosines within enteropathogenic Escherichia coli Tir, Kenneth Geno Campellone and John M. Leong

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Amyloid precursor proteins anchor CPEB to membranes and promote polyadenylation-induced translation, Quiping Cao, Yi-Shuian Huang, Ming-Chung Kan, and Joel D. Richter

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Human cytomegalovirus IE1-72 activates ataxia telangiectasia mutated kinase and a p53/p21-mediated growth arrest response, Jonathan Patrick Castillo, Fiona M. Frame, Harry A. Rogoff, Mary T. Pickering, Andrew D. Yurochko, and Timothy F. Kowalik

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A member of the polymerase beta nucleotidyltransferase superfamily is required for RNA interference in C. elegans, Chun-Chieh G. Chen, Martin J. Simard, Hiroaki Tabara, Daniel R. Brownell, Jennifer A. McCollough, and Craig C. Mello

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Identification of cytoplasmic residues of Sec61p involved in ribosome binding and cotranslational translocation, Zhiliang Cheng, Ying Jiang, Elisabet C. Mandon, and Reid Gilmore