Chad V. Olson

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We have investigated the sequence of events leading from the activation of adenylate cyclase and increases in intracellular cyclic AMP to the modulation of enzyme release and superoxide production in human neutrophils. In the isolated plasma membrane, adenylate cyclase is activated by both prostaglandin E1 and isoproterenol. In the whole cell only a small(More)
BACKGROUND Balancing animal conservation and human use of the landscape is an ongoing scientific and practical challenge throughout the world. We investigated reproductive success in female greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) relative to seasonal patterns of resource selection, with the larger goal of developing a spatially-explicit framework(More)
Human neutrophils treated with pertussis toxin had decreased functional responses to several agents including zymosan-treated serum, heat-aggregated immunoglobulin, platelet-activating factor, and fMet-Leu-Phe. Responses affected include superoxide generation and release of lysozyme. The degree and type of inhibition was dependent on the individual receptor(More)
Pertussis toxin inhibits the N-formyl-Met-Leu-Phe (fMet-Leu-Phe) mediated human neutrophil functions of enzyme release, superoxide generation, aggregation, and chemotaxis. As pertussis toxin modifies the GTP binding receptor-regulatory protein "Ni," the association of the fMet-Leu-Phe receptor with such a protein was further examined in purified neutrophil(More)
Pretreatment of human neutrophils with pertussis toxin inhibits platelet-activating factor-mediated chemotaxis, superoxide generation, aggregation, and release of lysozyme. By contrast, superoxide generation observed in the presence of phorbol-12-myristate-13 acetate is unaffected. Our results suggest that a target protein for pertussis toxin, probably a(More)
Treatment of human neutrophils with pertussis toxin (PT) abolishes chemotaxis in response to either platelet-activating factor (PAF) or f-Met-Leu-Phe (FMLP), and capping induced via the concanavalin A (Con A) receptor. These functional effects are accompanied by the inhibition of calcium mobilization by PAF, FMLP and Con A. The agent phorbol(More)
Receptor studies of human mononuclear leukocytes (MNLs) are complicated by the presence of contaminating platelets which have common receptors. A method was devised to produce MNLs free of platelets (less than 1%) and consists of sequential Ficoll-Hypaque gradients, a BSA gradient and a washing step. Lack of platelet contamination was confirmed by the(More)
Recombinant DNA techniques were used to biosynthesize human insulin-like growth factor I (hIGF-I) as a fusion protein wherein the fusion polypeptide is an IgG-binding moiety derived from staphylococcal protein A. This fusion protein is produced in Escherichia coli and secreted into the fermentation broth. In order to release mature recombinant-derived(More)
We have utilized the technique of lectin-loading of SDS gels with iodinated concanavalin A and wheat germ agglutinin to identify glycoproteins in prostatic and seminal fluids as well as in prostate tissue fractions. The following subunits which bound both lectins were detected: (a) 50, 43 and 38 kDa subunits common to prostatic and seminal fluids, and an(More)
The isolation of recombinant human insulin-like growth factor 1 (rhIGF-1) is complicated by the presence of several rhIGF-1 variants which co-purify using conventional chromatographic media. These species consist primarily of a methionine-sulfoxide variant of the properly folded molecule and a misfolded form and its respective methionine-sulfoxide variant.(More)