Joanna Connellan

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A monoclonal antibody (anti-Fn2) was prepared which was reactive with both plasma fibronectin and fibronectin located within the platelet alpha granule. Immunoblotting analysis, on thermolysin digestion fragments of fibronectin, identified two immunoreactive fragments of Mr 145 kDa and 155 kDa which are known to contain a cell and DNA binding region.(More)
Reaction of 5,5’-dithiobis(24trobenzoic acid) (DTNB) with transglutaminase in the absence of calcium ion results in losses in the transferase and hydrolysis activities of the enzyme toward the substrate, benzyloxycarbonyl-L-glutaminylglycine (Z-L-glutaminylglycine). These activities are reduced 70 to 100% by reaction with 1 to 1.5 eq of DTNB. The(More)
Tumour cell induced platelet aggregation (TCIPA) may facilitate haematogenous tumour metastasis. In this study of the aggregatory responses of human platelets to human tumour cell lines, we have found two distinct mechanisms of TCIPA. Colon carcinoma lines Colo 205 and Colo 397 produced TCIPA which was dependent upon thrombin generated through the(More)
Tumor cell-platelet interactions have been shown to be involved in the process of metastasis. This study characterizes the aggregation of washed platelets induced by the human uterine carcinosarcoma Colo 526. Ultrastructural studies revealed a two-stage process in which the earliest events were the adhesion and degranulation of individual platelets in(More)
The critical sequence of molecular, neurotransmission and synaptic disruptions that underpin the emergence of psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia remain to be established with progress only likely using animal models that capture key features of such disorders. We have related the emergence of behavioural, neurochemical and synapse ultrastructure(More)
Nineteen cattle bones from the Viking 10th and early 11th century levels in Dublin were assessed for presence of reliable genotypes from three autosomal markers. Due to the good preservational condition of the samples, it was possible to amplify and type at least two out of three of the microsatellite markers (CSRM60, HEL1 and ILSTS001) in 11 specimens.(More)
Using multiple correlation and linear regression approaches, we investigated the association between the amount of mediastinal drainage for the first 24 postoperative hours and clinical variables as well as multiple haematological tests performed at three time points: before anaesthesia induction, 10 minutes after protamine administration and just after(More)
Anti-HuPl-ml (reactive with IIIa) and anti-C2G7 (reactive with the carboxyl terminal of the alpha chain of fibrinogen) were used to investigate platelet aggregation, fibrinogen binding and thromboxane synthesis induced by low dose collagen (LDC) or high dose collagen (HDC) in normal or aspirin treated platelets. Anti-HuPl-ml and anti-C2G7 inhibited LDC(More)