E P Heimer

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A 12 amino-acid synthetic peptide (NANP)3 comprising the immunodominant epitope of Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoite protein was conjugated to tetanus toxoid (TT), adjuvanted with aluminium hydroxide, and administered intramuscularly in three doses at monthly intervals to 35 healthy males as a malaria vaccine. No significant adverse reactions were(More)
Endogenous opioid peptides mediate the effect of suckling on LH and PRL in the domestic pig. However, the role of opioids in modulating GH during lactation in swine is not known. Primiparous sows that had been immunized against GRF(1-29) conjugated to human serum albumin (GRF-HSA, n = 5) or HSA (n = 4) were used to determine changes in GH after naloxone.(More)
Native human GRF(1-44)-NH2(hGRF44) is subject to biological inactivation by both enzymatic and chemical routes. In plasma, hGRF44 is rapidly degraded via dipeptidylpeptidase IV (DPP-IV) cleavage between residues Ala2 and Asp3. The hGRF44 is also subject to chemical rearrangement (Asn8-->Asp8, beta-Asp8 via aminosuccinimide formation) and oxidation(More)
Central nervous system peptide and amino acid modulation of luteinizing hormone and prolactin secretion in the pig. Influence of opioids on LH secretion in gilts during the estrous cycle. D. Schams: Reg~lation of bovine intra-luteal function by peptide hormones. We have utilized active immunization against growth hormone releasing factor (GRF) to(More)
Marine snails of the genus Conus (∼500 species) are tropical predators that produce venoms for capturing prey, defense and competitive interactions. These venoms contain 50-200 different peptides ("conotoxins") that generally comprise 7-40 amino acid residues (including 0-5 disulfide bridges), and that frequently contain diverse posttranslational(More)
Two experiments were conducted to determine the effects of immunoneutralization of growth hormone-releasing factor [GRF(1-29)-NH2] on concentrations of somatotropin (ST) and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) in lactating beef cows. In Experiment 1, multiparous Hereford cows were immunized against 2 mg GRF(1-29)-(Gly)4-Cys-NH2 conjugated to human serum(More)
GH-releasing activity in vitro was directly correlated with GRF receptor binding affinity for all hGRF analogs examined. hGRF(1-29)-NH2 analogs with Ala15-substitution (for Gly15) displayed 4-5 times higher affinity for the GRF receptor relative to hGRF(1-44)-NH2. Replacement of Gly15 with Sar15 resulted in a dramatic loss of activity and receptor binding.(More)
The amino-acid sequence Phe-Tyr-Met-Glu is unique to phosphorylcholine (PC)-binding antibodies. It occurs in the first complementarity-determining region (CDR1) of the immunoglobulin heavy chains in 89% of all the anti-PC myeloma and hybridoma proteins but is not present in 490 other immunoglobulin heavy chains, 854 light chains or in 2,260 other unrelated(More)
Feed restriction often increases serum somatotropin (ST) and decreases insulin-like growth fac­ tor-I (IGF-I) in ruminants; however, the mechanisms responsible for this change in ST and IGF-I are not well defined. We investigated the effects of feed restriction on serum ST, IGF-I, IGF binding proteins (IGFBP), insulin and nonesterified fatty acids (NEFA) in(More)