Michelle Kurpakus-Wheater

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, United States 
Cell Biology, Ophthalmology, Anatomy Biology
"Michelle Kurpakus-Wheater"
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Qiu P, Kurpakus-Wheater M, Sosne G. (2007) Matrix metalloproteinase activity is necessary for thymosin beta 4 promotion of epithelial cell migration. Journal of Cellular Physiology. 212: 165-73
Sosne G, Albeiruti AR, Hollis B, et al. (2006) Thymosin beta4 inhibits benzalkonium chloride-mediated apoptosis in corneal and conjunctival epithelial cells in vitro. Experimental Eye Research. 83: 502-7
Wang Z, Sosne G, Kurpakus-Wheater M. (2005) Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) stimulates human corneal epithelial cell adhesion and migration in vitro. Experimental Eye Research. 80: 1-8
Sosne G, Siddiqi A, Kurpakus-Wheater M. (2004) Thymosin-beta4 inhibits corneal epithelial cell apoptosis after ethanol exposure in vitro. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 45: 1095-100
Dowgiert J, Sosne G, Kurpakus-Wheater M. (2004) Laminin-2 stimulates the proliferation of epithelial cells in a conjunctival epithelial cell line Cell Proliferation. 37: 161-175
Sosne G, Xu L, Prach L, et al. (2004) Thymosin beta 4 stimulates laminin-5 production independent of TGF-beta. Experimental Cell Research. 293: 175-83
Kurpakus-Wheater M, Sexton R, McDermott ML, et al. (2003) Caspase-9 activation in hypoxic human corneal epithelial cells Apoptosis. 8: 681-688
Wang Z, Kurpakus-Wheater M. (2003) Decreased plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 secretion in hypoxic corneal epithelial cells is associated with increased urokinase plasminogen activator activity. The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology. 35: 339-48
Esco MA, Hazlett LD, Kurpakus-Wheater M. (2002) Pseudomonas aeruginosa binds to extracellular matrix deposited by human corneal epithelial cells. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 43: 3654-9
Sosne G, Hafeez S, Greenberry AL, et al. (2002) Thymosin beta4 promotes human conjunctival epithelial cell migration. Current Eye Research. 24: 268-73
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