James J Willard

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Rapidly growing tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) cell suspension cultures contain transiently high levels of cell surface, salt-elutable, monomeric precursors to the covalently cross-linked extensin network of the primary cell wall. Thus, we purified a highly soluble monomeric extensin substrate from rapidly growing cells, and devised a soluble in vitro(More)
Uteroglobin is a protein secreted by the rabbit uterus in response to progesterone. In cell-free translation systems, the mRNA for uteroglobin codes for a protein larger in size than the secreted protein. To investigate the relationship between these two forms, the NH2-terminal sequences of pre-uteroglobin and of uteroglobin have been determined.(More)
Tissue engineering scaffolds are commonly formed using proteins extracted from animal tissues, such as bovine hide. Risks associated with the use of these materials include hypersensitivity and pathogenic contamination. Human-derived proteins lower the risk of hypersensitivity, but possess the risk of disease transmission. Methods engineering recombinant(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effect of intravitreal bevacizumab and ranibizumab on wound tension and by histopathology during cutaneous wound healing in a rabbit model and to compare this effect to placebo intravitreal saline controls 1 and 2 weeks following intravitreal injection. METHODS A total of 120 New Zealand white rabbits were randomly assigned to(More)
Personalized cancer therapies drive the need for devices that rapidly and accurately segregate cancer cells from solid tumors. One potential sorting strategy is to segregate populations of cells based on their relative strength of adhesion. To investigate the effect of surface hydrophilicity and cell phenotype on adhesion, primary human breast skin(More)
BACKGROUND The current standard of care for the prevention and treatment of scarring after burn injury is pressure garment therapy. Although this therapy has been used clinically for many years, controversy remains regarding its efficacy. The authors evaluated the efficacy of pressure garment therapy in a female red Duroc pig burn model in which wound depth(More)