Lee-Ellen Marvin

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We recently demonstrated the presence of a new asparagine-linked complex glycan on plant glycoproteins that harbors the Lewis a (Lea), or Galbeta(1-3)[Fucalpha(1-4)]GlcNAc, epitope, which in mammalian cells plays an important role in cell-to-cell recognition. Here we show that the monoclonal antibody JIM 84, which is widely used as a Golgi marker in light(More)
A new toxin (SGTx1) was purified from the venom of the spider Scodra griseipes by a combination of gel filtration and reverse-phase chromatography. The complete amino acid sequence of SGTx1, TCRYLFGGCKTTADCCKHLACRSDGKYCAWDGTF, was established by direct automated Edman degradation, and is in perfect agreement with the molecular mass of 3775 Da found by mass(More)
Antigenic cross-reactivity, i.e., the capacity of a single antibody to react with apparently dissimilar structures, is a common characteristic of autoantibodies produced during systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease developed by humans and certain strains of mice. Characterization of the extent of cross-reactivity of SLE-related(More)
The potential of electrospray tandem mass spectrometry using a quadrupole-time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometer was evaluated for the identification of two unknown proteins from one-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (1-D-PAGE). Two proteins from cellular cultures of mammary epithelia were purified by 1D-PAGE. Their identification was achieved(More)
A novel neuropeptide acting as a myosuppressor on esophagus, funnel and mantle muscular fibers has been isolated from the stellar ganglia of the mollusk cephalopod Sepia officinalis by means of HPLC analysis. Fractions were monitored using a myotropic bioassay. After three separation steps, MALDI-TOF spectrum revealed one main peak at m/z 756.6. The partial(More)
SGTx1 is a new neurotoxin from the venom of Scodra griseipes. Because of the small quantity of this natural peptide available, mass spectrometry was used to obtain information on its higher-order structure. The kinetics of reduction by 1,4-dithiothreitol (DTT) was monitored by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry(More)
A new strategy has been developed for the determination of the amino acid sequence of apamin, a two disulfide-bond neurotoxic oligopeptide. Relative molecular mass up to about 2000 was determined using electrospray mass spectrometry. This technique shows that three basic amino acid residues are present in apamin. A hydrophobic tryptic digest fragment was(More)
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