Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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Increasing Red Blood Cell Production

Maintaining an adequate supply of oxygen to tissue is necessary for survival. The oxygen-carrying capacity of blood is governed by the concentration of red blood cells (erythrocytes). It is critical t...
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Emery Bresnick, Yoon A Kang, Skye McIver | P130326US02

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Common Variants of the Sodium Channel Alpha Subunits

The SCN5A gene encodes a human cardiac sodium (Na+) channel alpha subunit that carries the inward Na+ current in the heart. Three distinct polymorphic SCN5A clones, hH1, hH1a and hH1b, have been isola...
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Jonathan Makielski, Bin Ye, Michael Ackerman | P02284US

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Assay to Detect Viral Uncoating

During or shortly after a retrovirus particle enters a host cell, the particle undergoes a process known as “uncoating,” where the viral genome is freed from the viral envelope and becomes...
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John Young, Shakti Narayan | P04156US

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Protein Inhibitor of Ran Activity

Proteins and nucleic acids are actively transported in and out of the nucleus through nuclear pores. A small protein called Ran is the gatekeeper for large, complex pore structures.
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Ann Palmenberg, Frederick Porter, Christiane Wiese, Yury Bochkov | P06152US

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Method to Screen for Novel Antibiotics

The antibiotic vancomycin targets the peptidoglycan-containing bacterial cell wall. Inducible resistance to vancomycin and other glycopeptide antibiotics is becoming a serious health problem, necessit...
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Bernard Weisblum, Robert Giannattasio, Arcady Grenader, Andrew Ulijasz, David Kovalic | P96061US

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Stem Cell Marker for Breast Cancer

In patients who develop breast cancer, malignant tumors frequently begin in somatic mammary stem cells. In addition, breast tumors have a stem cell component that propagates the tumor, which may expla...
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Caroline Alexander, Bart Williams, Charlotta Lindvall, Nisha Badders | P07136US

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Receptor For Bacillus anthracis Toxin

Infection with Bacillus anthracis, the spore-forming causative agent of anthrax, can result in either a generally benign, self-limiting cutaneous disease or a more serious and often fatal systemic dis...
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John Young, Kenneth Bradley, R. John Collier, Jeremy Mogridge | P00305US

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Vaccine Candidates Against Johne's Disease

Johne’s disease is a contagious, chronic and usually fatal wasting disease that primarily affects the small intestine of ruminants. It is a worldwide problem with no known treatment and infects ...
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Adel Talaat | P05446US

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