Corrine J. Austin

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Odorous steroids, specifically the 16-androstenes, 5alpha-androstenol and 5alpha-androstenone, are widely accepted as being contributors to underarm odour, but the precursors and pathways to these odorous steroids were unclear. This study demonstrated that the axillary microflora could only generate odorous 16-androstenes from precursors that already(More)
The strategy described in this paper provides a novel approach for recombinant expression of heterodimeric proteins, and is especially suitable for the production of proteins whose characteristics lead to aggregation in E. coli expression systems. Pheromaxein, a steroid-binding protein isolated from boar saliva, is a heterodimeric protein consisting of(More)
Low molecular mass proteins are implicated in chemical communication throughout mammalian species, being involved in both perception and delivery of pheromonal compounds. In boars, pheromones are secreted in saliva to cause oestrous sows to take up the mating stance. These pheromones are the 16-androstene steroids, 5alpha-androsten-3alpha-ol and(More)
Polymorphism in transporter associated with antigen processing (TAP)1 gene has been observed in African American Graves' disease patients. Single strand conformational polymorphism has been used to identify variation for the locus. First-strand cDNA was generated from cell lines obtained by Epstein-Barr virus immortalization. Four variant alleles for TAP1(More)
Low molecular mass proteins are implicated in chemical communication throughout mammalian species, being involved in both perception and delivery of pheromonal compounds. In boars, pheromones are secreted in saliva to cause oestrous sows to take up the mating stance. These pheromones are the 16-androstene steroids, 5a-androsten3a-ol and 5a-androsten-3-one.(More)
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