Cristopher Turmel

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The synthesis of some bromine-substituted rhodamine derivatives viz., 4,5-dibromorhodamine methyl ester (dye 2) and 4,5-dibromorhodamine n-butyl ester (dye 3) are reported. These dyes were synthesized to promote a more efficient cancer cell photosensitizer for potential use in in vitro bone marrow purging in preparation for autologous bone marrow(More)
In high electric fields, megabase DNA fragments are found to be trapped, i.e. to enter or migrate in the gel only very slowly, if at all, leading to very broad electrophoretic bands and loss of separation. As a consequence, low electric fields are usually used to separate these molecules by pulsed field electrophoretic methods. We report here that(More)
Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) of proteins denatured with SDS (sodium dodecyl sulfate) has been used successfully to separate proteins according to their molecular mass. In spite of the extensive use of this technique, the motion of the protein-SDS complex in a polyacrylamide gel is still not understood. Here we report on the observation of the(More)
Ahi-1 has previously been identified as a common helper provirus integration site on mouse Chromosome (Chr) 10 in 16% of Abelson pre-B-cell lymphomas and shown to be closely linked to the Myb protooncogene. By using long-range restriction mapping, we have mapped the Myb and Ahi-1 regions within a 120-kbp DNA fragment. The Ahi-1 region is located(More)
The nondefective Moloney murine leukemia virus (MuLV) induces clonal or oligoclonal T-cell tumors in mice or rats. The proviruses of these nondefective MuLVs have been shown to act as insertion mutagens most frequently activating an adjacent cellular gene involved in cell growth control. Mutations by provirus insertions, recognized as common provirus(More)
Populations of quail and chicken cells were treated with ethidium bromide, an inhibitor of mitochondrial DNA replication. After long-term exposure to the drug, the cell populations were transferred to ethidium bromide (EtdBr)-free medium, and cloned. Clones HCF7 (quail) and DUS-3 (chicken) were propagated for more than a year, and then characterized.(More)
The biased reptation theory has been applied to the pulsed-field electrophoresis of DNA in agarose gels. A computer simulation of the theoretical model that calculates the mobility of large DNA molecules as a function of agarose pore size, DNA chain properties, and electric field conditions has been used to generate mobility curves for DNA molecules in the(More)
The degradation of 1,2-dichloroethane (DCE) by Xanthobacter autotrophicus GJ10 proceeds via chloroacetaldehyde (CAA), a toxic intermediate in the cells if it is not metabolized further by the NAD(+)-dependent CAA dehydrogenases. Here, we describe the cloning, sequence and expression in Escherichia coli of aldA, a plasmid-located CAA dehydrogenase-encoding(More)
The redox chemistry of mononuclear and dinuclear gold(I) phosphine arylthiolate complexes was recently investigated by using electrochemical, chemical, and photochemical techniques. We now report the redox chemistry of dinuclear gold(I) phosphine complexes containing aliphatic dithiolate ligands. These molecules differ from previously studied gold(I)(More)
Under certain conditions of agarose gel electrophoresis, larger DNA molecules migrate faster than smaller ones. This anomalous mobility of DNA, which can lead to serious errors in the measurement of DNA fragment lengths, is related to near-zero velocity conformations which can trap DNA chains during electrophoresis. Intermittent electric fields can be used(More)