Judson J Van Wyk

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Lentropin, a factor present in the vitreous humor of the eye, stimulates lens fiber differentiation from chicken embryo lens epithelial cells in vitro. Lentropin has been partially purified but has not been isolated in sufficient quantity or purity for direct comparison with other growth and differentiation factors. Previous studies have shown that insulin(More)
Quiescent BALB/c 3T3 cells exposed briefly to a platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) become "competent" to replicate their DNA but do not "progress" into S phase unless incubated with growth factors contained in platelet-poor plasma. Plasma from hypophysectomized rats is deficient in progression activity; it does not stimulate PDGF-treated competent cells(More)
A relatively large body of evidence now appears to support the existence of the essential ingredients for novel intraovarian IGF-driven control mechanisms. Indeed, evidence presented in this communication is in keeping with the possibility that the granulosa cell may be the site of IGF production, reception, and action. Although the relevance of IGFs to(More)
Somatomedin-C or insulin-like growth factor I (Sm-C/IGF-I) and insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) have been implicated in the regulation of fetal growth and development. In the present study 32P-labeled complementary DNA probes encoding human and mouse Sm-C/IGF-I and human IGF-II were used in Northern blot hybridizations to analyse rat Sm-C/IGF-I and(More)
McCune-Albright syndrome (MCAS) is a sporadic disease classically including polyostotic fibrous dysplasia, café au lait spots, sexual precocity, and other hyperfunctional endocrinopathies. An activating missense mutation in the gene for the alpha subunit of GS, the G protein that stimulates cyclic adenosine monophosphate formation, has been reported to be(More)
Multiple isozymes of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases (PDEs) are expressed simultaneously in mammalian tissues. To identify and clone these PDEs, a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) strategy was developed using degenerate oligonucleotide primers designed to hybridize with highly conserved PDE DNA domains. Both known and novel PDEs were cloned from rat(More)
The development of a radioimmunoassay for somatomedin-C has for the first time made it possible to discriminate between serum concentrations of a single peptide or closely related group of peptides and the net somatomedin activity measured by less specific bioassay and radioreceptor techniques. Antibodies to human somatomedin-C were raised in rabbits using(More)
Rat liver insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-I) mRNAs encoding the same IGF-I and precursor exist as two predominant size classes of 7.5-7.0 and 1.2-0.9 kilobases (kb). The different sized mRNAs, differ only in length of 3' untranslated sequence (3'UT) and appear to derive from the use of alternate polyadenylation sites. Since the long 3'UT of the 7.5-7.0 kb(More)