Amanda K F Oxbrow

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Cytochrome P450 2D6 is a heme-containing enzyme that is responsible for the metabolism of at least 20% of known drugs. Substrates of 2D6 typically contain a basic nitrogen and a planar aromatic ring. The crystal structure of human 2D6 has been solved and refined to 3.0A resolution. The structure shows the characteristic P450 fold as seen in other members of(More)
The role of IgE in allergic disease mechanisms is performed principally through its interactions with two receptors, FcεRI on mast cells and basophils, and CD23 (FcεRII) on B cells. The former mediates allergic hypersensitivity, the latter regulates IgE levels, and both receptors, also expressed on antigen-presenting cells, contribute to allergen uptake and(More)
Clostridium difficile infections are a major cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea in hospital and care facility patients. In spite of the availability of effective antibiotic treatments, C. difficile infection (CDI) is still a major cause of patient suffering, death, and substantial health care costs. Clostridium difficile exerts its major pathological(More)
Crystallographic and solution studies have shown that IgE molecules are acutely bent in their Fc region. Crystal structures reveal the Cɛ2 domain pair folded back onto the Cɛ3-Cɛ4 domains, but is the molecule exclusively bent or can the Cɛ2 domains adopt extended conformations and even 'flip' from one side of the molecule to the other? We report the crystal(More)
Interleukin-13 (IL-13) sequentially binds to IL-13Ralpha1 and IL-4Ralpha forming a high affinity signalling complex. This receptor complex is expressed on multiple cell types in the airway and signals through signal transducer and activator of transcription factor-6 (STAT-6) to stimulate the production of chemokines, cytokines and mucus. Antibodies have(More)
The mean frequency of plants along a transect descending Wanlock Dod, near Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland was determined by quadrat analysis. The results obtained strongly suggested that lead tolerant ecotypes ofAgrostis tenuis, Nardus stricta andPotentilla erecta were present above known lead veins. The evidence forVaccinium myrtillus was less certain.(More)
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