James C. Cornette

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A method is described for the estimation of 9-deoxo-16, 16-dimethyl-9-methylene-PGE2 by double antibody radioimmunoassay. Plasma samples obtained from animals treated with 9-methylene-16, 16-dimethyl-PGE2, 1-adamantanamic salt were extracted with diethyl ether to recover the prostaglandin. The validation of sample preparation and assay procedure are(More)
Most of the primary prostaglandins and several biologically important prostaglandin analogues were converted to 1,9-, 1,11- or 1,15-lactones, in order to investigate the biological profiles of these internal esters and to assess their potential as prodrugs for the corresponding open-chain hydroxy acids. In each case, the key lactonization step was done(More)
The vascular and parenchymal amyloid deposits in Alzheimer disease (AD), normal aging and Down syndrome are mainly composed of a 4 kDa polypeptide (A4), which derives from a larger precursor protein (APP). There is evidence that APP is a transmembrane glycoprotein present in most tissues, but the characteristics of APP in intact cells are not yet known. In(More)
Recombinant human interleukin-1 alpha (rhIL-1 alpha) and recombinant human interleukin 1 beta (rhIL-1 beta) stimulated the time- and concentration-dependent release of glycosaminoglycan (GAG) from bovine nasal cartilage explants. Maximum GAG release occurred during six to eight days of cartilage exposure to either species of rhIL-1; and rhIL-1 alpha was(More)
In vitro folding of mature renin, prorenin, and fused prorenin, all produced in denatured form in inclusion bodies in recombinant Escherichia coli, has been studied in order to evaluate the importance of prosequence in the folding of human renin. These studies have been compared with the in vivo folding and subsequent in vitro activation of recombinant(More)