Leonard F. Blackwell

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1. Cytoplasmic aldehyde dehydrogenase was shown to be free of contamination by the mitochondrial enzyme by isoelectric focusing. 2. Both enzymes showed multiple banding in activity stains. The cytoplasmic enzyme gave two very close bands pI = 5.22 +/- 0.03 whereas the mitochondrial enzyme showed seven bands, a pair at pI = 5.22 and five further bands of pI(More)
Time-series analysis was applied to the urinary total estrogen data from 142 ovulatory menstrual cycles to determine the first statistically significant increase as a marker for the beginning of the potentially fertile phase. Application of the Trigg's tracking signal to each cycle detected an increase in urinary total estrogens above the baseline in every(More)
Application of time series analysis to a database containing serial pregnanediol data from 113 complete ovulatory menstrual cycles contributed by 83 women of proven fertility and 68 cycles for which pregnanediol values were available over the ovulatory period, detected the first statistically significant risk in pregnanediol excretion for all cycles for(More)
Sheep liver cytoplasmic aldehyde dehydrogenase was purified to homogeneity to give a sample with a specific activity of 380 nmol NADH min(-1) mg(-1). An amino acid analysis of the enzyme gave results similar to those reported for aldehyde dehydrogenases from other sources. The isoelectric point was at pH 5.25 and the enzyme contained no significant amounts(More)
After incubation with CrCl3 X 6H2O (or 51CrCl3 X 6H2O) for 25 days, a sterile growth medium, whole yeast cells harvested after growth on a similar chromium-containing medium for the same period, and the spent growth medium remaining after removal of the yeast were each subjected to the separation procedure reported previously [S. J. Haylock. P. D. Buckley(More)
Lysozymes (3.2.1.17) from goose (Anser anser) egg white, turkey (Melagris gallopavo) egg white, phage T4 and human milk were compared with hen egg white lysozyme in their ability to clear a suspension of Micrococcus lysodeikticus. All of the lysozymes, except hen egg white lysozyme, catalysed the clearing of the Micrococcus lysodeikticus suspension in a(More)
The displacement of NADH from cytoplasmic aldehyde dehydrogenase (EC 1.2.1.3) from sheep liver was studied by using NAD+, 1,10-phenanthroline, ADP-ribose, deamino-NAD+ and pyridine-3-aldehyde-adenine dinucleotide as displacing agents, by following the decrease in fluorescence as a function of time. The data obtained could be fitted by assuming two(More)