Bruce Lamonte Currie

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5-Bromotryptophan (5-BrTrp) is the most potent amino acid derivative reported in the literature to inhibit the gelation of hemoglobin S (from sickle cell anemia patients). Trp-Trp is also more potent than Trp as an antigelation agent. Therefore, we have prepared a series of dipeptides containing 5-BrTrp and evaluated the antigelation activity.(More)
The use of (15)N isotopic substitution and 35 GHz (Q-band) operation as resolution enhancement methods in saturation-transfer electron paramagnetic resonance (ST-EPR) are compared. We find that both methods offer roughly comparable enhancements in ST-EPR resolution. The most powerful approach to resolving complex ST-EPR spectral behavior, however, will(More)
Data on a new entity which inhibits the release of luteinizing hormone (LH), designated as factor C-LHIH, are presented. In vitro assays were carried out with pituitary glands from female rats. Factor C-LHIH and follicle stimulating hormone releasing hormone (FSHRH) initially fractionated together. FSHRH obscured C-LHIH, and FSH assays guided(More)
Six analogues of thyroliberin (TRH) that have a chloroacetyl substituent at the amino terminus have been prepared as potential affinity labels for the TRH receptor. These compounds are N-(chloroacetyl)-L-alanyl-L-phenylalanylpyrrolidine (ClAc-Ala-Phe-Pyrr; 14), N-[m-(chloroacetyl)benzoyl]-L-phenylalanylpyrrolidine (m-ClAcBz-Phe-Pyrr; 11a),(More)