John R Woodrow

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Reactions of cisplatin (cis-[PtCl2(NH3)2]) with albumin are thought to play an important role in the metabolism of this anticancer drug. They are investigated here via (i) labeling of cisplatin with 15N and use of two-dimensional 1H,15N NMR spectroscopy, (ii) comparison of natural human serum albumin with recombinant human albumin (higher homogeneity and SH(More)
Forty-eight strains of Thermus isolated from hot springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, and eight reference strains were subjected to a numerical taxonomic analysis using Gower's coefficient (SG) with single and average linkage clustering. Two major groups were distinguished, which could be differentiated by colony morphology, ability to reduce(More)
Human serum albumin prepared by blood fractionation for clinical purposes was found to degrade when stored at or above 30 degree C. Mass spectrometry and N-terminal sequencing of the protein identified degradation corresponding to the loss of the first two residues, aspartic acid and alanine. The reaction was shown to be dependent upon temperature and the(More)
The mechanisms of metal resistance of a cadmium-resistant Alcaligenes sp. were studied. Growth in a defined medium was unaffected by cadmium at concentrations up to 0.1 mM, while at concentrations up to 2.5 mM, growth occurred after an extended lag phase. The increase in length of the lag phase was abolished by repeated subculturing at these higher(More)
Human serum albumin has been constitutively expressed in a Saccharomyces cerevisiae brewing yeast. After cell growth and disruption the product was associated with the insoluble fraction and represented approximately 1% of total cell protein. After the cell debris was extensively washed, the albumin was solubilized with 8 M urea and 28 mM 2-mercaptoethanol(More)
Recombinant human HbA, produced by co-expressing alpha-globin and beta-globin chains in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, has been characterised extensively both physically and functionally. Structural studies using N-terminal sequence analysis, peptide mapping, amino acid composition analysis and electrospray MS demonstrated that the recombinant protein(More)
Recombinant human albumin produced in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisial and human serum albumin derived from blood fractionation were compared by a series of analytical techniques. These demonstrated that the two proteins were equivalent structurally. However, differences observed in some of the assays indicated that the recombinant product had lower(More)
The ability of tangential flow filtration to separate enzymes from cell debris in bacterial homogenates has been studied. Homogenates of two organisms which are difficult to clarify by centrifugation were tested. Ultrafiitration membranes gave very low enzyme yields in the filtrates. However, microfiltration membranes gave clear filtrates containing high(More)