John D. Anderson

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We have previously demonstrated that a protein purified from xylan-induced culture filtrates of Trichoderma viride contains beta-1,4-endoxylanase activity and induces ethylene biosynthesis in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum cv Xanthi) leaf discs. When the ethylene biosynthesis-inducing xylanase (EIX) was applied to cut petioles of detached tobacco leaves, it(More)
Xylanase (EIX) from the fungus Trichoderma viride elicits ethylene biosynthesis in leaf tissues of Nicotiana tabacum cv Xanthi but not in cv Hicks. The increase in ethylene biosynthesis is accompanied by an accumulation of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC), an increase in extractable ACC synthase activity, and increases in ACC synthase and ACC(More)
The ethylene biosynthesis-inducing endoxylanase (EIX) from xylan-induced cultures of the fungus, Trichoderma viride, was purified to near homogeneity and compared with the EIX isolated from Cellulysin. Both enzymes migrate as 9.2 kilodalton proteins during gel filtration chromatography under nondenaturing conditions, but the mature polypeptide migrates as a(More)
The rhizobitoxine analog, L-2-amino-4-(2-aminoethoxy)-trans-3-butenoic acid (Ro), which effectively inhibits ethylene production in apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) and other tissues at concentrations at about 68 micromolar, inhibited ethylene production by about 50 to 70% in green tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) fruit slices but only by about 15% in(More)
Ethylene production in apple fruit and protoplasts and in leaf tissue was inhibited by spermidine or spermine. These polyamines, as well as putrescine, inhibited auxin-induced ethylene production and the conversion of methionine and 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid to ethylene. Polyamines were more effective as inhibitors of ethylene synthesis at the(More)
The plasmodium of Physarum polycephalum reacts to direct current by migration toward the cathode. Cathodal migration was obtained upon a variety of substrata such as baked clay, paper, cellophane, and agar with a current density in the substratum of 1.0 microa./mm.(2) Injury was produced by current densities of 8.0 to 12.0 microa./mm.(2) The negative(More)
Supraoptimal concentrations of indoleacetic acid (IAA) stimulated ethylene production, which in turn appeared to oppose the senescence-retarding effect of IAA in tobacco leaf discs. Kinetin acted synergistically with IAA in stimulating ethylene production, but it inhibited senescence. Silver ion and CO(2), which are believed to block ethylene binding to its(More)
The intra- and extracellular distribution and relative density of lamellar bodies (LBs) were determined by electron microscopy in synovial biopsies from 20 non-rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. LBs were found on the synovial surface, in intimal cells, throughout intimal matrix, in blood vessel walls, in endothelial cytoplasm and within vascular lumena.(More)
11 patients with plasma cell leukaemia (PCL) are reported. Diagnostic clinical, haematological, immunological, biochemical and electron microscopical (TEM) data were analysed and compared to the largest series of PCL cases reported in the literature. Special attention was paid to four facets of this disease: (a) the clinical picture at admission; (b) the(More)
  • J D Anderson
  • South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse…
  • 1975
Clinicians who deal with numerous cases of breast cancer are aware of the fact that there is some relationship between childbearing and breast cancer, and also that nulliparous women are probably more prone to breast cancer than their parous sister. however, a relationship between breast feeding and breast cancer is not certain. This is a preliminary(More)