Caroline M Cardy

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The nuclear magnetic resonance structure of a covalently linked pair of calcium-binding (cb) epidermal growth factor-like (EGF) domains from human fibrillin-1, the protein defective in the Marfan syndrome, is described. The two domains are in a rigid, rod-like arrangement, stabilized by interdomain calcium binding and hydrophobic interactions. We propose a(More)
Ca2+ binding epidermal growth factor-like (EGF-like) domains are found in a large number of extracellular proteins with diverse functions, including those involved in blood coagulation, determination of cell fate, cell adhesion and connective tissue architecture. Their importance is emphasised by the identification of mutations in these domains in patients(More)
OBJECTIVES Tumour necrosis factor alpha-blockers (TNF-alpha) are licensed for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and their use has been approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for use in the United Kingdom under a set of defined clinical criteria. METHODS In this out-patient study we evaluated PsA in(More)
The effects of the removal and replacement of divalent cations on the ultrastructure of 10 to 12 nm fibrillin-1-containing microfibrils have been studied, in order to investigate the conformation of fibrillin-1 calcium-binding epidermal growth factor-like (cbEGF-like) domains within the microfibril. The NMR structure of a covalently linked pair of(More)
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