School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Characterization of the vaccinia virus ankyrin repeat protein K1 on NF-κB inhibition and its contributions to viral pathogenesis (2017-04-20)All viruses strategically alter the anti-viral immune response to their benefit. The goal of this thesis was to examine how the vaccinia virus (VACV) K1 protein, which is encoded by the K1L gene, modulates the immune ...
Regulation and function of interphase histone H1 phosphorylation in pluripotent cell differentiation (2017-04-18)Histone H1 phosphorylation is thought to be involved in multiple cellular processes including chromatin condensation and transcriptional regulation. Recent studies revealed changes in the expression and genomic distributions ...
(2017-04-20)Methylated sulfur compounds play pivotal roles in the global sulfur and carbon cycles and contribute to global temperature homeostasis. Although the degradation of these molecules by aerobic bacteria has been well studied, ...
(2017-04-20)Nucleic acids (e.g. DNA, RNA) are subjected to numerous twisting, bending, and stretching forces within cells, and enzymes process them in a variety of ways. The behavior of nucleic acids in response to applied forces and ...
(2017-03-28)Toll-like Receptors (TLRs) are important constituents of the immune response, capable of both protecting the host from danger and inciting harm from within. In this Thesis, I present evidence that the last human orphan ...