James D Burgess

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Metabolic labeling of immature jackbean cotyledons with 14C-amino acids was used to determine the processing steps involved in the assembly of concanavalin A. Pulse-chase experiments and analyses of immunoprecipitated lectin forms indicated a complex series of events involving seven distinct species. The structural relatedness of all of the intermediate(More)
Determining how the regulation of cellular processes is impacted in cystic fibrosis (CF) is fundamental to understanding disease pathology and to identifying new therapeutic targets. In this study, unesterified cholesterol accumulation is observed in lung and trachea sections obtained from CF patients compared with non-CF tissues, suggesting an inherent(More)
Electrochemical detection of plasma membrane cholesterol at the surface of excised mouse trachea tissue is reported. Cholesterol oxidase is covalently linked to an 11-mercaptoundecanoic acid submonolayer on the platinum electrode surface. The cholesterol oxidase-modified electrodes show steady-state responses for cholesterol in solution at physiological(More)
Maturation events have been studied in developing jackbean (Canavalia ensiformis) cotyledons by using a combination of analysis by sodium dodecyl sulphate/polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis, overlays with 125I-concanavalin A (Con A) and the use of anti-(Con A) after Western transfer. The number of polypeptides recognized by 125I-Con A varies during(More)
Dysfunctional cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) leads to many cellular consequences, including perinuclear accumulation of free cholesterol due to impaired endosomal transport. The hypothesis being tested is that CF-related perinuclear cholesterol accumulation due to disrupted endocytic trafficking occurs as a result of reduced(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) cells exhibit an increase in the protein expression of β-arrestin-2 (βarr2) coincident with perinuclear accumulation of free cholesterol. Arrestins are proteins that both serve as broad signaling regulators and contribute to G-protein coupled receptor internalization after agonist stimulation. The hypothesis of this study is that βarr2(More)
BACKGROUND Previous observations demonstrate that Cftr-null cells and tissues exhibit alterations in cholesterol processing including perinuclear cholesterol accumulation, increased de novo synthesis, and an increase in plasma membrane cholesterol accessibility compared to wild type controls. The hypothesis of this study is that membrane cholesterol(More)
Our laboratory described a ca. 34-kDa protein of the HeLa S cell surface that bound an antitumor sulfonylurea N-(4-methylphenylsulfonyl)-N'-(4-chlorophenyl) urea (LY181984) with high affinity and that exhibited NADH oxidase and protein disulfide-thiol interchange activities also inhibited by LY181984. The quinone site inhibitor(More)
Cells of the nonhelical strain of Spiroplasma citri underwent changes of morphology comparable to those which occurred in the normal helical strain. Cells of the nonhelical strain had the same ultrastructural features as helical cells and released long flexible fibrils similar to those seen in other spiroplasmas. Nonhelical organisms showed an increased(More)