Colin F. Jenner

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We have investigated the nature and locations of isoforms of starch synthase in the developing endosperm of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). There are three distinct granule-bound isoforms of 60 kDa (the Waxy gene product), 77 kDa and 100–105 kDa. One of these isoforms, the 77-kDa protein, is also present in the soluble fraction of the endosperm but it(More)
The metabolism of soluble nucleotides was investigated in wheat (Triticum aestivum var. Olympic) aleurone layers treated with gibberellic acid. Whereas nucleotide levels were relatively unaffected by the treatment, a transient increase was observed in the incorporation of (32)P. The effect was maximal 30 to 60 minutes after gibberellic acid was(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility of offering community testing for carrier status of delta F508, a gene mutation associated with cystic fibrosis (CF). DESIGN Prospective pilot survey. SETTING General practice, the two main high schools and workplaces in the country towns of Young and Harden (combined population, 14,940; with 7707 people aged 16-55(More)
Mutations that reduced the rate of starch synthesis in pea (Pisum sativum L.) embryos through effects on enzymes on the pathway from sucrose to adenosine 5′-diphosphoglucose (ADPglucose) also led to a reduction in the amylose content of the starch of developing embryos. Evidence is presented that this relationship between rate of synthesis and the(More)
A pulsed field gradient spin echo sequence has been incorporated in a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging experiment to provide an image contrast dependent on local molecular self-diffusion. The consequent image attenuation is shown to exhibit a dependence on applied magnetic field gradient consistent with the Stejskal-Tanner relationship. The method(More)
The content of soluble nucleotides in aleurone layers isolated from mature wheat (Triticum aestivum var. Olympic) grain was investigated. The most abundant nucleotides were adenosine triphosphate, uridine triphosphate, and uridine diphosphoglucose. Smaller amounts of guanosine triphosphate, cytidine triphosphate, adenosine diphosphate, and nicotinamide(More)
A method is described for the extraction and measurement of soluble nucleotides from wheat grain. Nucleotides were separated (80-90% recovery) by paper chromatography followed by electrophoresis. The nucleotides extracted were ADP-glucose, ATP, ADP, AMP, and NAD; UDP-glucose, UTP, UDP, and UMP with smaller quantities of cytidine nucleotides.In grain sampled(More)
Starch swelling behaviour greatly affects its functionality in a food matrix. For some granular starches pre-treatment with the surfactant, sodium dodecyl sulphate, is known to dramatically affect swelling behaviour. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of this surfactant treatment on the swelling behaviour of a variety of waxy and normal(More)
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