Glenn A. Paradis

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Hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) are multipotent cells that reside in the bone marrow and replenish all adult hematopoietic lineages throughout the lifetime of the animal. While experimenting with staining of murine bone marrow cells with the vital dye, Hoechst 33342, we discovered that display of Hoechst fluorescence simultaneously at two emission(More)
We previously described a method for isolating murine hematopoietic stem cells capable of reconstituting lethally irradiated recipients, which depends solely on dual-wavelength flow cytometric analysis of murine bone marrow cells stained with the fluorescent DNA-binding dye Hoechst 33342. This method, which appears to rely on the differential ability of(More)
Cationic copolymers consisting of polycations linked to non-ionic polymers are evaluated as non-viral gene delivery systems. These copolymers are known to produce soluble complexes with DNA, but only a few studies have characterized the transfection activity of these complexes. This work reports the synthesis and characterization of a series of cationic(More)
Using a synthetic oligonucleotide primer complementary to human prostate-specific antigen mRNA, we found that an additional sequence possibly similar to human glandular kallikrein-1 could be read by a primer-extension sequencing technique. We were able to confirm the identity of that additional sequence with another oligonucleotide primer complementary to a(More)
Intramuscular administration of plasmid DNA is a promising strategy to express therapeutic genes, however, it is limited by a relatively low level of gene expression. We report here that a non-ionic carrier, SP1017, composed of two amphiphilic block copolymers, pluronics L61 and F127, also known as poloxamers, significantly increases intramuscular(More)
A monoclonal antibody (MAb) directed against a highly conserved protein of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with a molecular size of 40 kDa was isolated and characterized. The protein antigen detected by this MAb was detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and immunoblotting in all strains of N. gonorrhoeae tested across a wide range of serovars. The 40-kDa(More)
A panel of murine mAb against three different epitopes of Neisseria gonorrhoeae lipooligosaccharides (LOS) was developed. Only one of these, 3G5, displays bactericidal activity against all in vitro serum-resistant strains of N. gonorrhoeae. Evidence suggests that sialylation, which could occur in vivo, modifies some LOS epitopes in such a way that the(More)
Self-assembling complexes from nucleic acids and synthetic polymers are evaluated for plasmid and oligonucleotide (oligo) delivery. Polycations having linear, branched, dendritic. block- or graft copolymer architectures are used in these studies. All these molecules bind to nucleic acids due to formation of cooperative systems of salt bonds between the(More)
A major 40-KDA protein secreted by human prostate was isolated from whole seminal plasma by sequential column chromatography on DEAE-Sepharose CL-6B, concanavalin A(Con A)-Sepharose, and Sephadex G-100. Although the purified preparation still contained minor contaminants, its amino acid composition was found to be identical to the one of a glycoprotein(More)
Poly(A)+ RNA was isolated from human prostatic tissue and translated in vitro in a rabbit reticulocyte lysate translation assay. Acid phosphatase labeled with [35S]methionine was immunoprecipitated with an antibody against seminal plasma acid phosphatase. Two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of the immunoprecipitate, followed by fluorography,(More)