Amanda K Miller-Lindholm

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The hCGbeta gene family is composed of six homologous genes linked in tandem repeat on chromosome 19; the order of the genes is 7, 8, 5, 1, 2, and 3. Previous studies have shown that hCGbeta gene 5 is highly expressed during the first trimester of pregnancy. The purpose of our study was to identify naturally occurring polymorphisms in hCGbeta gene 5 and(More)
Cat serum contains 0.5 mg/L of butyrylcholinesterase (BChE, EC 3.1.1. 8) and 0.3 mg/L of acetylcholinesterase (AChE, EC 3.1.1.7); this can be compared with 5 mg/mL and < 0.01 mg/L, respectively, in human serum. Cat BChE differed from human BChE in the steady-state turnover of butyrylthiocholine, having a 3-fold higher k(cat) and 2-fold higher K(m) and K(ss)(More)
A comparison of the amino acid sequences demonstrated that Siberian tiger gonadotropins are more homologous with those of porcine than any other commercially available preparation. The present study measured the efficacy of repeated ovarian stimulation with purified porcine gonadotropins on the follicular, hormonal, and immunogenic responses in Siberian(More)
The hCGbeta gene family contains six genes linked in tandem on chromosome 19 and labeled beta genes 7, 8, 5, 1, 2, and 3. Previous studies on a small number of placentas have indicated that beta gene 5 was the most highly expressed gene during the first trimester of pregnancy, followed by genes 3 and 8. Beta genes 7, 1, and 2 were expressed at very low(More)
The hCGb gene family is composed of six homologous genes linked in tandem repeat on chromosome 19; the order of the genes is 7, 8, 5, 1, 2, and 3. Previous studies have shown that hCGb gene 5 is highly expressed during the first trimester of pregnancy. The purpose of our study was to identify naturally occurring polymorphisms in hCGb gene 5 and determine(More)
Results are presented that demonstrate a heightened responsiveness of human bronchial epithelial cells (HBECs) toward the complement-derived anaphylatoxin C5a when these cells are exposed to cigarette smoke. This C5a response is possible because we show at both the protein and mRNA levels that HBECs constitutively express receptors for C5a (C5aR, CD88).(More)
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a heterodimeric member of a family of cystine knot-containing proteins that contain the consensus sequences Cys-X(1)-Gly-X(2)-Cys and Cys-X(3)-Cys. Previously, we characterized the contributions that cystine residues of the hCG subunit cystine knots make in folding, assembly, and bioactivity. Here, we determined the(More)
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