Jeffrey D. Harper

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The organization of microtubule arrays in the plant cell cortex involves interactions with the plasma membrane, presumably through protein bridges. We have used immunochemistry and monoclonal antibody 6G5 against a candidate bridge protein, a 90-kD tubulin binding protein (p90) from tobacco BY-2 membranes, to characterize the protein and isolate the(More)
Antibodies against centrin, the ubiquitous calcium-binding contractile protein, recognized a 17 kDa protein in extracts of onion root tips and cauliflower florets. Using immunofluorescence microscopy, anti-centrin antibodies were localized to the developing cell plate of onion and cauliflower root tip cells. In cauliflower florets, these antibodies(More)
A center-based program was designed and implemented to promote aerobic physical activity among healthy Black-American families with children in the fifth through seventh grades. Ninety-four Black-American families were actively recruited and randomly assigned to an experimental or control group. Families in the experimental group were encouraged to(More)
Visualisation of immunofluorescence labelling of Arabidopsis roots has previously been limited to single cell layers. A simple, rapid method has been devised in which the whole root can be processed to allow antibody penetration into several cell layers. When optically sectioned using confocal microscopy, cellular arrangements of microtubules, callose,(More)
We have used two monoclonal antibodies to demonstrate the presence and localization of actin in interphase and mitotic vegetative cells of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Commercially available monoclonal antibodies raised against smooth muscle actin (Lessard: Cell Motil. Cytoskeleton 10:349-362, 1988; Lin: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 78:2335-2339,(More)
The antiphosphoprotein monoclonal antibody MPM-2 was used to investigate protein phosphorylation during flagellar regeneration in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. MPM-2 recognizes a phosphorylated epitope and detects several Chlamydomonas proteins by Western immunoblot analysis. Two MPM-2 reactive proteins (34 and 90 kD) increase in Western immunoblot intensity(More)
gamma-Tubulin is a putative component of microtubule initiating material. To further explore its subcellular distribution in plant and animal cells, we have raised a polyclonal antibody, Rb27, directed towards a conserved region (EEFATEGTDRKDVFFY) of the gamma-tubulin molecule. Immunoblotting of cell protein extracts with Rb27 reveals a polypeptide band of(More)
Gamma tubulin (gamma-tubulin) is involved in microtubule initiation in the eukaryotes. In animal cells it is localised to centrosomes and to other, non-centrosomal sites of microtubule initiation. In addition, cytoplasmic complexes containing gamma-tubulin (gamma-TuRCs; gamma-somes) have been described, which are multiprotein complexes involved in(More)
Highly vacuolated suspensor cells of spruce somatic embryos were examined by immunofluorescence light microscopy using butyl-methyl-methacrylate (BMM) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) embedded sections, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). The use of PEG embedded embryos provided a rapid method for(More)