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Presentation
Are Cell Death Proteins/Antigens Found on Interdigital Cells Dying During Limb Development Expressed in a Simple Organism Such As Tetrahymena?
The Research and Scholarship Symposium
  • Rocco J. Rotello, Cedarville University
  • Jessica A. Ward, Cedarville University
  • Samuel Franklin, Cedarville University
  • Jenna G Lawhead, Cedarville University
Type of Submission
Poster
Keywords
  • Cell death,
  • apoptosis,
  • monoclonal antibody,
  • survival,
  • limb development,
  • tetrahymena
Abstract

Numerous studies have been published that describe the genes and proteins that control cell death in various biological systems including normal embryonic development and in disease such as cancer. We describe attempts to look at a possible conserved cell death antigen in the simple organism Tetrahymena, using a unique monoclonal antibody that recognizes only dying cells in the chick limb. The main impetus for the research is to answer the question; does the cell death process have key proteins that exist in the dying process that can be modulated prior to the completion of the cell death process? Using various stimuli to induce cell death in tetrahymena thermophila including staurosporine, hypoxia and other know cell death modulators, we describe the preliminary methods used to verify that cells across two species may express conserved cell death proteins at certain times during the death process. The goal is to demonstrate that normal interdigit cell death is an ideal system for isolating programmed cell death antigens and provides a way to identify common mediators/markers in other model systems such as tetrahymena thermophila.

Faculty Sponsor or Advisor’s Name
Rocco J. Rotello, Ph.D.
Campus Venue
Stevens Student Center
Location
Cedarville, OH
Start Date
4-16-2014 11:00 AM
End Date
4-16-2014 2:00 PM
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Rocco J. Rotello, Jessica A. Ward, Samuel Franklin and Jenna G Lawhead. "Are Cell Death Proteins/Antigens Found on Interdigital Cells Dying During Limb Development Expressed in a Simple Organism Such As Tetrahymena?" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rocco_rotello/24/