Joseph Peter Cook

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The high-affinity receptor for immunoglobulin E (IgE), FcepsilonRI, is an alphabetagamma2 tetramer found on mast cells, basophils, and several other types of immune effector cells. The interaction of IgE with the alpha-subunit of FcepsilonRI is central to the pathogenesis of allergy. Detailed knowledge of the mode of interaction of FcepsilonRI with IgE may(More)
The binding of immunoglobulin E (IgE) to its high-affinity receptor (FcepsilonRI) expressed on mast cells and basophils is central to the development of an allergic reaction. Previous studies have implicated the third constant domain of IgE-Fc (Cepsilon3) as the site of the interaction with FcepsilonRI. We have prepared a series of site-directed mutants of(More)
The pH-induced swelling of poly(2-vinylpyridine) microgel particles was studied using dynamic light scattering. The increase in particle diameter with decreasing pH was modeled using a well-established thermodynamic model for microgel swelling. The Maxwell construction was applied to extend the model and yield a prediction for a pH-responsive microgel(More)
Acrylate-based optical waveguides have been fabricated with optical loss of 0.5 dB/cm at 1300 nm by means of a new material system that ensures stable optical and mechanical properties over a wide temperature range. No increase in loss was measured after 500 h at temperatures up to 150 degrees C, and there was no significant increase in loss during short(More)