Marieke R. Samson

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Gametes of the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas eugametos agglutinate via their flagella. The mating type plus agglutination factor was solubilized by relatively mild treatments such as a short pH shock or an osmotic shock indicating that it is an extrinsic membrane component. It was also extracted in the nonionic detergent Triton X-100. A simple(More)
The subcellular distribution of arabinogalactan protein (AGP) in etiolated bean hypocotyls was studied by isopycnic density centrifugation on sucrose gradients at different Mg2+ concentrations. The distribution of hydroxyproline (a major amino acid in AGP) in the membrane-containing fractions indicated that hydroxyproline-containing proteins were associated(More)
Sexual interaction between gametes of opposite mating type (mt) of the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas eugametos starts with agglutination of the cells via particular glycoproteins on the flagellar surface. Purification of these socalled agglutinins was achieved by a three-step procedure consisting of, successively, gel filtration, anion-exchange(More)
1. The effect of detergents on the catalytic properties of alpha-galactosidase from human liver was studied using p-nitrophenyl-alpha-galactoside and galactosyl-alpha(1 leads to 4)-galactosyl-beta(1 leads to 4)-glucosylceramide (ceramide-3) as substrates. 2. The hydrolysis of p-nitrophenyl-alpha-galactoside by alpha-galactosidase was inhibited by commercial(More)
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