Mark P. Skinner

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GMP-140 is a 140-kD granule membrane protein, found in the alpha granules of platelets and the Weibel-Palade bodies of endothelial cells, that is surface expressed on cell activation and mediates neutrophil attachment. Cloning data for GMP-140 from an endothelial library predict a soluble form of the protein, the transcription message for which is also(More)
GMP-140 is a 140-kDa granule membrane glycoprotein localized to the alpha-granules of platelets and the Weibel-Palade bodies of endothelial cells. Expression of GMP-140 on the activated cell surface has been shown to mediate the adhesion of thrombin-activated platelets to neutrophils and monocytes and the transient adhesion of neutrophils to endothelium. In(More)
BACKGROUND Ciguatera is a type of fish poisoning that occurs throughout the tropics, particularly in vulnerable island communities such as the developing Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). After consuming ciguatoxin-contaminated fish, people report a range of acute neurologic, gastrointestinal, and cardiac symptoms, with some experiencing(More)
Neutrophils and monocytes, but not lymphocytes, adhered strongly to plastic surfaces coated with GMP140, a protein of endothelial cells and platelets. This adhesion of neutrophils was mediated by GMP140 and not by the CD18 integrin complex. By contrast, GMP140 in solution inhibited the CD18-dependent adhesion of tumor necrosis factor-alpha-activated(More)
The respiratory burst of blood neutrophils has a critical role in the destruction of microorganisms and tissue damage in inflammation. Neutrophils adhere in a dose-dependent fashion to granule membrane protein 140 (GMP140), a member of the LEC-CAM (lectin/epidermal growth factor/complement-binding domain cell adhesion molecule) family of adhesion proteins(More)
Human platelet GMP-140 has been identified as a heparin-binding protein. Purified platelet GMP-140 bound to Heparin-Sepharose CL-6B and was eluted by approximately 0.5 M sodium chloride. Radioiodinated GMP-140 bound specifically and saturably to heparin immobilized on Matrex-Pel 102 beads. Binding of radioiodinated GMP-140 to heparin-Matrex-Pel 102 beads(More)
Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) is known to be caused by the ciguatoxins from the dinoflagellate genus Gambierdiscus, however, there is the potential for other toxins such as okadaic acid and dinophysistoxins from the genus Prorocentrum, and palytoxin from the genus Ostreopsis, to contaminate seafood. These genera may also be indicators of ecosystem health(More)
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