Kelly A K Cox

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Major Urinary Proteins (MUPs) from different inbred strains of mouse have been analysed by high-resolution ion-exchange chromatography and mass spectrometry. MUPs from six strains were resolved chromatographically into four major protein peaks which characterized two distinct phenotypes, typified by the profiles obtained from the Balb/c and C57BL/6 inbred(More)
The dissociation of singly or multiply protonated peptide ions by using low-energy collisional activation (CA) is highly dependent on the sites of protonation. The presence of strongly basic amino acid residues in the peptide primary structure dictates the sites of protonation, which generates a precursor ion population that is largely homogeneous with(More)
The incorporation of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-conjugated lipids in lipid-based carriers substantially prolongs the circulation lifetime of liposomes. However, the mechanism(s) by which PEG-lipids achieve this have not been fully elucidated. It is believed that PEG-lipids mediate steric stabilization, ultimately reducing surface-surface interactions(More)
To date there has been a focus on the application of sterically stabilized liposomes, composed of saturated diacylphospholipid, polyethylene glycol (PEG) conjugated lipids (5-10 mole%) and cholesterol (CH) (>30 mole%), for the systemic delivery of drugs. However, we are now exploring the utility of liposome formulations composed of diacylphospholipid(More)
Application of cholesterol-free liposomes as carriers for anticancer drugs is hampered, in part, because of standard pH gradient based loading methods that rely on incubation temperatures above the phase transition temperature (Tc) of the bulk phospholipid to promote drug loading. In the absence of cholesterol, liposome permeability is enhanced at these(More)
Electrospray mass spectra of multiply charged protein molecules show two distinct charge state distributions proposed to correspond to a more highly charged, open conformational form and a lower charged, folded form. Elastic collisions carried out in the radiofrequency-only collision cell of a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer have dramatic effects on the(More)
Continuous assays of carnitine palmitoyltransferase were used to study the hysteretic behaviour of the enzyme. When reactions were started by adding mitochondria to complete reaction mixtures, there was a lag in the assay even in the absence of malonyl-CoA. When mitochondria were preincubated with malonyl-CoA in the absence of palmitoyl-CoA, there was a(More)
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