John Redmond

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Desalting of sugar samples is essential for the success of many techniques of carbohydrate analysis such as mass spectrometry, capillary electrophoresis, anion exchange chromatography, enzyme degradation and chemical derivatization. All desalting methods which are currently used have limitations: for example, mixed-bed ion-exchange columns risk the loss of(More)
 Three non-allelic radial swelling mutants (rsw1, rsw2 and rsw3) of Arabidopsisthaliana L. Heynh. were shown to be specifically impaired in cellulose production. Fractionation methods that identify, characterise and quantify some of the major cell wall polysaccharides in small quantities of seedlings demonstrated that changes in the production of cellulose(More)
  • G Stevenson, B Neal, +6 authors P Reeves
  • Journal of bacteriology
  • 1994
Escherichia coli K-12 has long been known not to produce an O antigen. We recently identified two independent mutations in different lineages of K-12 which had led to loss of O antigen synthesis (D. Liu and P. R. Reeves, Microbiology 140:49-57, 1994) and constructed a strain with all rfb (O antigen) genes intact which synthesized a variant of O antigen O16,(More)
Rhizobium trifolii mutants containing Escherichia coli lac gene fusions to specific nodulation (nod) genes were used to characterise phenolic compounds secreted from the roots of white clover (Trifolium repens) plants. These compounds either had stimulatory or inhibitory effects upon the induction of the nod genes. The stimulatory compounds were(More)
Several transposon Tn5-induced mutants of the broad-host-range Rhizobium sp. strain NGR234 produce little or no detectable acidic exopolysaccharide (EPS) and are unable to induce nitrogen-fixing nodules on Leucaena leucocephala var. Peru or siratro plants. The ability of these Exo- mutants to induce functioning nodules on Leucaena plants was restored by(More)
kappa-Casein is the major glycoprotein in bovine milk. It has a proteinase-sensitive (chymosin) site which cleaves the glycoprotein into two segments: N-terminal para-kappa-casein domain and the C-terminal kappa-casein macroglycopeptide domain which is highly heterogeneous in oligosaccharide content. We have identified six sites of O-glycosylation on the(More)
The human red blood cell sialoglycoprotein, glycophorin A (GpA), contains a 'mucin-like' extensively O-glycosylated extracellular domain which carries the MN blood group antigens. We have revised the sites of O-glycosylation in the extracellular domain of GpA by automated solid-phase Edman degradation, which allowed positive identification and quantitation(More)
Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. viciae Exo- mutant strains RBL5523,exo7::Tn5,RBL5523,exo8::Tn5 and RBL5523,exo52::Tn5 are affected in nodulation and in the syntheses of lipopolysaccharide, capsular polysaccharide, and exocellular polysaccharide. These mutants were complemented for nodulation and for the syntheses of these polysaccharides by plasmid pMP2603. The(More)
A simple procedure is described for the elimination ofO-linked glycans from bovine submaxillary mucin under non-reducing conditions, using triethylamine in aqueous hydrazine. The glycans were isolated as the hydrazones, which were converted to the reducing glycans by exchange with acetone in neutral aqueous solution. The glycan alditols obtained after(More)
The patterns of O-acetylation of the exopolysaccharide (EPS) from the Sym plasmid-cured derivatives of Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii strain LPR5, R. leguminosarum bv. trifolii strain ANU843 and R. leguminosarum bv. viciae strain 248 were determined by 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy. Beside a site indicative of the chromosomal background, these strains(More)