Hazel D Hill

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The ovarian hormone progesterone is essential for normal breast development and function. However, it is also implicated in breast cancer development. Progesterone signals through two nuclear receptors [progesterone receptor A (PRA) and progesterone receptor B (PRB)], which display striking differences in transcriptional activity when analyzed separately.(More)
The bicinchoninic acid (BCA) copper reagent, developed for quantification of proteins, was found to react with thiol reagents in a linear and reproducible manner. The reactivity with thiols closely matched the extinction coefficient determined for the Cu(I)-BCA complex [6.6 X 10(3) liters (mol Cu.cm)-1], suggesting that the reaction is quantitative. This(More)
Tryptic digests of ovine submaxillary apomucin were fractionated by gel filtration and ion exchange chromatography to give 14 peptide fractions. Three purified tryptic peptides, representing 106 of the 650 residues in apomucin, were submitted to automated sequence analysis. The NH2-terminal 50 of the 74 residues in one peptide and the entire sequence of the(More)
A fully automated system for performing fluorescence polarization immunoassay has been developed. Reagents for each assay are contained in coded reagent packs, and no reagent reconstitution is required. A common buffer is used for all assays, minimizing changeover and set-up times for each assay. A single sample may be assayed in 5 min, or 20 samples in 10(More)
Ovine submaxillary mucin was isolated by modifications of published methods to give preparations with properties similar to those reported earlier. The last step in purification is the removal of small amounts of contaminating protein by gel filtration of mucin previously reacted with dansyl (5-dimethylaminonaphthalene-1-sulfonyl) chloride. The(More)
Changes in the cell cytoskeleton occur in cell transformation and recent data suggest the involvement of ovarian hormones, which are implicated in cancer development and progression. In human breast and endometrial tumors, there is disrupted expression of progesterone receptor (PR) isoforms and predominance of one isoform, usually PRA. PRA predominance is(More)