Marc Js De Wolf

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Prior exposure (15 min at 37 degrees C) of several cell types (Vero, SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma, human intestinal epithelial T84) to 3 mm N-benzoyloxycarbonyl-Gly-Phe-amide (Cbz-Gly-Phe-NH(2)), a competitive substrate for metalloendoproteases, completely suppressed cholera toxin (CT)-induced intracellular cAMP accumulation. The specificity of the inhibitory(More)
The dependence on pH of the fluorescence of cholera toxin and its A and B subunits has been studied at 25 degrees C. The fluorescence intensity of cholera toxin is highly pH-dependent. In the pH range 7-9.5 it reaches a maximum corresponding to a quantum yield of 0.076. In the pH range 4-7 a strong increase in fluorescence intensity is observed (delta(More)
Thyrotropin increases the ADP-ribosylation activity of bovine thyroid membranes. Rapid ADP-ribosylation of membrane components is followed by increasing ADP-ribosylation of components in the supernatant of the reaction mixture. One of the major membrane proteins ADP-ribosylated in the thyrotropin-stimulated reaction has an approximate molecular weight of(More)
The involvement of the clathrin-mediated endocytic internalization route in the uptake of cholera toxin (CT) was investigated using different cell lines, including the human intestinal Caco-2 and T84 cell lines, green monkey Vero cells, SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells and Madin-Darby canine kidney cells. Suppression of the clathrin-mediated endocytic pathway by(More)
The tryptophan residues on cholera toxin and its A and B protomers have been modified by reaction with 2-nitrophenylsulfenyl chloride and 2,4-dinitrophenylsulfenyl chloride. Modification of the tryptophan residues of cholera toxin results in complete loss of toxicity measured in a skin permeability assay. Modification of cholera toxin and its B protomer(More)
1. After differential pelleting of bovine thyroid tissue the highest relative specific activities for plasma membrane markers are found in the L fraction whereas those for peroxidase activities (p-phenylenediamine, guaiacol and 3,3'-diaminobenizidine tetrachloride peroxidases) are found in the M fraction. 2. When M + L fractions were subjected to(More)
The presence of a dolichol binding system is demonstrated in human serum. The dolichol binding exhibits normal saturation kinetics with an apparent affinity constant Kd of 6.9 X 10(-6) M. Optimal binding is obtained at pH 7.4 and 5 degrees C. After binding the [3H]dolichol cannot be chased by unlabelled dolichol. The selectivity is examined by competition(More)
Subcellular fractionation of bovine thyroid tissue by differential pelleting and isopycnic gradient centrifugation in a zonal rotor indicated that NAD(+) glycohydrolase is predominantly located and rather uniformly distributed in the plasma membrane. Comparison of NAD(+) glycohydrolase activities of intact thyroid tissue slices, functional rat thyroid cells(More)