Glenn G. Lilley

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The amino acid sequence of a methionine-rich 2S seed protein from sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) and the sequence of a cDNA clone which codes for the entire primary translation product have been determined. The mature protein consists of a single polypeptide chain of 103 amino acids (molecular mass 12133 Da) which contains 16 residues of methionine and 8(More)
An in vitro system was developed that results in the self-assembly of subunit precursors into complexes that resemble those found naturally in the endoplasmic reticulum. Subunits of glycinin, the predominant seed protein of soybeans, were synthesized from modified cDNAs using a combination of the SP6 transcription and the rabbit reticulocyte translation(More)
Recombinant single chain Fv (scFv) antibody fragments can form the basis of a rapid, whole-blood diagnostic assay. The scFv described in this study is derived from a monoclonal antibody which has a high affinity for glycophorin A, an abundant glycoprotein on the human red blood cell membrane surface. The prototype reagent built around the scFv was designed(More)
The construction, expression and evaluation of recombinant scFv based HIV diagnostic reagents are described. In a whole-blood, erythrocyte agglutination assay format, recombinant scFv antibodies (expressed in Escherichia coli), linked to a spacer domain and HIV-gp36 or -gp41 peptides, were shown to be able to detect efficiently natural antibodies against(More)
BACKGROUND N-acetylneuraminate lyase catalyzes the cleavage of N-acetylneuraminic acid (sialic acid) to form pyruvate and N-acetyl-D-mannosamine. The enzyme plays an important role in the regulation of sialic acid metabolism in bacteria. The reverse reaction can be exploited for the synthesis of sialic acid and some of its derivatives. RESULTS The(More)
BACKGROUND The majority of immunotoxins studied to date incorporate toxins that act in the cytosol and thus need to be endocytosed by the target cell. An alternative strategy for immunotoxin development is the use of membrane active toxins, such as the pore-forming proteins. Melittin, a 26 amino acid cytolytic peptide from bee venom, is such a protein. (More)
Diagnosis of dermatophytosis employing conventional laboratory procedures has been complicated by the slow growth and varied morphological features shown by dermatophytes. After analysis of the nucleotide base sequences of a 1.2-kb fragment amplified from a dermatophyte fungus Trichophyton rubrum by arbitrarily primed PCR with random primer OPD18, a pair of(More)
A DNA fragment of approximately 1.2 kb, generated from the common dermatophyte Microsporum canis by arbitrarily primed polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using random primer OPU13, was cloned and sequenced. Based on the resulting sequencing data, a forward primer (MC1F) and a reverse primer (MC1R) have been designed and assessed by PCR for their usefulness in(More)
The biosynthesis of conglutin δ has been studied in developing cotyledons of Lupinus angustifolius L. Precursors of conglutin δ formed the major sink for [35S]-cysteine incorporated by developing lupin cotyledons, and these precursors were rapidly sequestered into the endoplasmic reticulum. The sequence of a cDNA clone coding for one such precursor of(More)