D. T. Haynie

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Four peptides encompassing the entire amino acid sequence of hen lysozyme were examined in aqueous solution and in 50% (v/v) 2,2,2-trifluoroethanol (TFE) by far-UV CD. Two peptides, 1-40 and 84-129, correspond to regions which are helical in the native protein, and together represent the alpha-domain. The beta-domain of the native enzyme was also(More)
Hydrogen exchange measurements on equine lysozyme show that amides in three of the four major helices of the native protein are significantly protected in a molten globule state formed at pH 2. The pattern of protection within the different helices, however, varies significantly. Examination of the pattern in the light of the native structure indicates that(More)
Native state 1H NMR resonance assignments for 125 of the 129 residues of equine lysozyme have enabled measurement of the hydrogen exchange kinetics for over 60 backbone amide and three tryptophan indole hydrogen atoms in the native state. Native holo equine lysozyme hydrogen exchange protection factors are as large as 10(6), the most protected residues(More)
UNLABELLED Electrospun fibers are being studied and developed because they hold considerable promise for realizing some advantages of nanostructured materials. The fibers can be made of biocompatible and biodegradable polymers. Electrospinning has therefore attracted interest in biotechnology and medicine, and there has been rapid growth in this area in(More)
Numerous proteins have been identified as constituents of the adhesome, the totality of molecular components in the supramolecular assemblies known as focal adhesions, fibrillar adhesions and other kinds of adhesive contact. The transmembrane receptor proteins called integrins are pivotal adhesome members, providing a physical link between the extracellular(More)
Fiber mats of a synthetic anionic copolypeptide of l-glutamic acid and l-tyrosine (PLEY) have been produced by electrospinning, and physical, chemical, and biological properties of the fibers have been characterized in vitro. Fibers were obtained from polymer dissolved in water at concentrations of 20-60% (w/v) but not below this range. Applied voltage and(More)
Water-insoluble nanofiber mats of synthetic polypeptides of defined composition have been prepared by a process involving electrospinning from aqueous solution. L-ornithine is a physiological amino acid. Fibers of poly(L-ornithine) (PLO) were produced at feedstock concentrations above 20% w/v. Applied voltage and needle-to-collector distance were crucial(More)
Ultra-wideband (UWB) electromagnetic pulses of nanosecond duration, or nanopulses, are of considerable interest to the communications industry and are being explored for various applications in biotechnology and medicine. The propagation of a nanopulse through biological matter has been computed using the finite difference-time domain (FDTD) method. The(More)
Preclinical studies of resistance to alkylating agents in the Lewis x Brown Norway hybrid (LBN) rat model of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have hitherto been limited by the sensitivity of LBN AML cells to cyclophosphamide (CY). We developed a CY-resistant subline of LBN AML by serial intravenous (IV) passage of AML cells followed by in vivo exposure to CY(More)