John G. Haggerty

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Epican, a heparan sulfate proteoglycan, was recently identified on the surface of keratinocytes with the aid of a monoclonal antibody to its core protein. Using that antibody to screen a human keratinocyte cDNA library, a clone encoding the entire epican core protein was selected and sequenced. The core protein of epican is a form of CD44. The deduced(More)
Proximal tubule cells of the kidney contain, on their apical surface, an amiloride-sensitive Na/H antiporter that functions in Na reabsorption and proton secretion. We have investigated the localization of the antiporter in a cloned cell line of porcine renal origin, LLC-PK1/Cl4, which is often considered to be a useful model of the proximal tubule.(More)
Proteoglycans fill the intercellular space between keratinocytes but their structure and function are not well understood. We have identified and partially characterized one intercellular proteoglycan on human keratinocytes, for which we propose the name epican (epidermal intercellular proteoglycan). Monoclonal antibodies (MoAb) were generated from a(More)
Several members of the CD44 family of hyaluronan receptors are expressed on keratinocytes. To identify factors that might be important in regulating CD44 expression, we studied CD44 expression on keratinocytes growing in vitro under a variety of conditions and on cells isolated directly from epidermis. Using Western immunoblots and metabolic labeling, we(More)
LLC-PK1 cells contain a well-characterized Na+-H+ antiporter that is sensitive to ethylisopropylamiloride (EIPA) in the submicromolar range. Using a modification of the method of Franchi et al. (J. Biol. Chem. 261: 14614-14620, 1986), we have selected mutants that can recover from an acid load in the presence of 100 microM EIPA. One such mutant, designated(More)
To infect their hosts, hookworm larvae must exsheath and migrate through connective tissue. A modified in vitro skin chamber was used to show that the human hookworm Ancylostoma duodenale and the zoonotic canine hookworm Ancylostoma caninum penetrate epidermis, basement membrane, and dermis in similar ways. These similarities in tissue invasion properties(More)
Epican is a heparan/chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan form of CD44 and is expressed on the surface of keratinocytes from the basal layer to the granular layer of the epidermis. To analyze the adhesive properties of epican apart from the influence of other adhesive molecules found on keratinocytes, mouse L cell fibroblasts were transfected with CD44Epican(More)
We examined CD44 expression on melanocytes to begin to understand what role CD44 might have in the normal behavior of melanocytes and to provide a basis for comparing CD44 expression in melanoma cells. CD44 was expressed on the entire surface of melanocytes and accentuated at the tips of dendritic processes. Two predominant forms of CD44 are expressed on(More)
In whole cell experiments, the PKE20 mutant of the renal epithelial cell line LLC-PK1 displays a severalfold elevation of Na(+)-H+ antiporter activity at the apical surface (J.G. Haggerty, N. Agarwal, R.F. Reilly, E. A. Adelberg, and C.W. Slayman. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 85: 6797-6801, 1988). The present study was undertaken to explore the properties of(More)
A synthetic analogue of ubiquinone, 5-n-undecyl-6-hydroxy-4,7-dioxobenzothiazole, inhibits oxidation of succinate and NADH-linked substrates by rat liver mitochondria. Inhibition occurs both in the presence (state 3) and absence (state 4) of ADP. With isolated succinate-cytochrome c reductase complex from bovine heart mitochondria the quinone analogue(More)