Alex de Winter

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This paper investigates the kinetics and mechanism of loss of the two major proteoglycan species from cultures of bovine collateral ligament. Following incubation of ligament with [35S]sulfate after 6 days in culture, the rate of loss of the predominant proteoglycan species, decorin, from the matrix was shown to be much slower (t1/2 approximately 18 days)(More)
The catabolism of newly synthesized decorin by explant cultures of bovine collateral ligament was investigated. The tissue was placed in explant culture for 6 days then incubated with radiolabeled sulfate for 6 h and replaced in culture for 5 days to allow for the loss of the radiolabeled large proteoglycan. The metabolic fate of the remaining radiolabeled(More)
Alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) of Drosophila not only catalyzes the oxidation of ethanol to acetaldehyde, but additionally catalyzes the conversion of this highly toxic product into acetate. This mechanism is demonstrated by using three different methods. After electrophoresis the oxidation of acetaldehyde is shown in an NAD-dependent reaction revealing bands(More)
In bacterial photosynthetic reaction centers, ultrafast singlet excited state energy transfer occurs from the monomeric bacteriochlorophylls, B, and bacteriopheophytins, H, to the homodimer special pair, a pair of strongly interacting bacteriochlorophylls. In the M202HL mutant, one of the bacteriochlorophylls comprising the special pair is replaced by a(More)
The triplet state of aromatic molecules forms and decays by intersystem crossing, as originally demonstrated by Kasha and Lewis. By contrast, the triplet state of the primary electron donor, 3P, in photosynthetic reaction centers is formed exclusively by spinand magnetic-field-dependent charge recombination of the initially formed radical ion pair. 3P(More)
Bovine collateral ligament synthesized a 35S-labeled large proteoglycan species which eluted with a Kav of approximately 0.27 on Sepharose CL-2B and contained only chondroitin sulfate chains with a molecular mass of approximately 32 kDa. Fluorography of the 35S-labeled core proteins derived from the large ligament proteoglycan revealed a broad range of(More)
Acoustic signals are part of the specific mate recognition system of planthoppers. The genetic control of acoustic signal characters was studied in the planthopperRibautodelphax imitans. Artificial selection for interpulse interval in the female call revealed a large additive genetic component for this polygenic character. Other female call characters(More)
Males of the planthopper Ribautodelphax imitanswere exposed to playbacks of either conspecific or heterospecific (R. imitantoides)female calls during their development from egg to adult, and thereafter these, as well as naive males,were offered a two- way choice between these calls. Males of all treatments approached the conspecific call significantly more(More)