David E. Wood

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The anti-apoptotic molecule Bcl-2 is located in the mitochondrial and endoplasmic reticulum membranes as well as the nuclear envelope. Although its location has not been as rigorously defined, the pro-apoptotic molecule Bax appears to be mainly a cytosolic protein which translocates to the mitochondria upon induction of apoptosis. Here we identify a(More)
Members of the Bcl-2 family of proteins are key regulators of apoptosis. Some of these proteins undergo posttranslational modification, such as phosphorylation or proteolysis, that serves to alter their function. Caspases are known to cleave Bid, a proapoptotic family member, as well as Bcl-2 and Bcl-X(L), two prosurvival family members, which activate(More)
We have previously demonstrated that calpain is responsible for the cleavage of Bax, a proapoptotic protein, during drug-induced apoptosis of HL-60 cells (Wood, D. E., Thomas, A., Devi, L. A., Berman, Y., Beavis, R. C., Reed, J. C., and Newcomb, E. W. (1998) Oncogene 17, 1069-1078). Here we show the sequential activation of caspases and calpain during(More)
An improved procedure is presented for the isolation of Plasmodium berghei sporozoites from host mosquitos. The method employs filtration through a series of Nuclepore membranes followed by two consecutive centrifugations of the filtrate layered over Renografin-60 solutions of different densities. A Coulter Counter was used to compare isolations prepared by(More)
Thin Co films (1-8 nm) were directly, sequentially, and co-deposited with Si (3.6-29.2 nm) on the (square root of 3 x square root of 3)-R30 degrees reconstruction of 6H-SiC(0001). The films were annealed over a temperature range of 823-1373K and investigated with XAFS, XPS, AES and AFM. After annealing up to 1373K directly deposited Co films do not(More)
Differential input amplifiers are commonly used in the measurement of biopotential signals. This is because of their ability to reject common-mode signals, for example power-line interference. Rejection is further enhanced by referencing the subject to the instrumentation system. One such referencing technique uses a third subject electrode connected either(More)