Dean R. Hewish

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Murine monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) were produced to assist in the identification and characterization of the virus-neutralizing epitopes of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV). Only MAbs that reacted in Western blotting with viral protein 2 (VP2) or immunoprecipitated VP2 neutralized the infectivity of the virus in cell culture and passively protected(More)
We have previously identified three mammalian Sec1/Munc-18 homologues in adipocytes (Tellam, J. T., McIntosh, S., and James, D. E. (1995) J. Biol. Chem. 270, 5857-5863). These proteins are thought to modulate the interaction between vesicle membrane and target membrane soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptors (SNAREs) and thus(More)
Insulin stimulation of glucose transport in the major insulin-responsive tissues results predominantly from the translocation to the cell surface of a particular glucose transporter isoform, GLUT4, residing normally under basal conditions in intracellular vesicular structures. Recent studies have identified the presence of vesicle-associated membrane(More)
A synthetic peptide with the sequence of the first 20 residues of melittin and terminating with an additional cysteine amide was found to have cytolytic activity similar to that of melittin. It was apparent from MS data that the cysteine-terminating peptides had formed disulphide dimers. A peptide in which the thiol was blocked by iodoacetate showed no(More)
SNAP-25 (synaptosomal-associated protein 25), syntaxin and synaptobrevin are the three SNARE [soluble NSF attachment protein receptor (where NSF = N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive fusion protein)] proteins that form the core complex involved in synaptic vesicle docking and subsequent fusion with the target membrane. The present study is aimed at understanding the(More)
We have previously shown that expression of HIV-1 vpr in yeast results in cell growth arrest and structural defects, and identified a C-terminal domain of Vpr as being responsible for these effects in yeast.1 In this report we show that recombinant Vpr and C-terminal peptides of Vpr containing the conserved sequence HFRIGCRHSRIG caused permeabilization of(More)
Site-directed mutagenesis has been used to remove 15 of the 18 potential N-linked glycosylation sites, in 16 combinations, from the human exon 11-minus receptor isoform. The three glycosylation sites not mutated were asparagine residues 25, 397 and 894, which are known to be important in receptor biosynthesis or function. The effects of these mutations on(More)
Virus-specific or group-specific antibody probes to potyviruses can be produced by targeting the immune response to the virus-specific, N-terminal region of the capsid protein (29-95 amino acids depending on the virus) or to the conserved core region (216 amino acids) of the capsid protein, respectively. Immunochemical analysis of overlapping, synthetic(More)
The basic regularity of chromatin substructure that has been reported in rat liver chromatin (Hewish & Burgoyne, 1973b) was also detected in mouse chromatin. The regular series of DNA fragments produced by the action of Ca-Mg endonuclease on rat chromatin were studied further. The smallest single-stranded class has a molecular weight of approx. 45000-63000(More)