Bradley R. Clark

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The Placental Pathology Practice Guideline Development Task Force, a multidisciplinary group, has prepared this guideline to assist those involved with placental examination. It provides recommendations related to indications and methods for placental examination as well as sample worksheets. An algorithm for the handling of placentas summarizes the(More)
Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules are heterodimeric glycoproteins with one alpha and one beta polypeptide chain of similar molecular size. In this report, we describe the binding of an acetylated N-terminal peptide of myelin basic protein, [Ala4]MBP-(1-14), to purified individual alpha and beta chains of murine I-Ak molecules.(More)
Amino acid sequences of three canine bombesin-like peptides were determined after sequential purification of an extract obtained from 820 g of intestinal muscle. These three peptides contained 27, 23, and 10 amino acid residues. The sequences of the two shorter forms were identical to the corresponding carboxyl-terminal sequence of the heptacosapeptide. The(More)
A general method is described for the determination of affinity constants and antigen cross-reactivities of monoclonal antibodies. The method employs biotin-labeled antibody, radiolabeled antigen, and avidin as a precipitating agent in a homogeneous phase, competitive radioimmunoassay. This method eliminates incomplete or variable precipitation of(More)
The heavy chain of class I molecules of the major histocompatibility complex forms the binding site for antigenic peptides. We describe the binding of a synthetic peptide to the purified heavy chain of the human major histocompatibility complex molecule HLA-A2. The peptide binding capacity is found to be markedly increased if the protein is first partly(More)
The 17-amino acid peptide from chicken ovalbumin, Ova(323-339), was labeled at the amino terminus with fluorescein [FOva(323-339)] and near the carboxyl terminus with Texas Red [AcOva(323-338)KTR]. Fluorescence spectroscopy was carried out on resolved electrophoretic bands on nonreducing polyacrylamide gels derived from incubation mixtures containing major(More)
Twenty-four-hour urine specimens were collected daily from a rapidly cycling manic-depressive patient throughout a 3-month hospitalization, and were analyzed for volume, osmolality, creatinine, 17-OHCS, and VMA. Mean 17-OHCS excretion was significantly greater during depression than during hypomania, but only in the latter half of hospitalization, after the(More)