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Stimulation of human neutrophils with the chemoattractant N-formyl peptide caused rapid polymerization of F-actin as detected by right angle light scatter and 7-nitrobenz-2-oxa-1,3-diazol (NBD)-phallacidin staining of F-actin. After labeling neutrophils with 32P, exposure to N-formyl peptide induced a fast decrease of phosphatidylinositol 4-bisphosphate(More)
The kinetics of receptor up-regulation was examined in isolated neutrophils and in whole blood by flow cytometry during cell activation. Stimulation of neutrophils prepared without exposure to LPS with chemoattractants induced fast up-regulation of N-formyl peptide receptors and C receptor type 3 (CR3). Biphasic N-formyl peptide binding curves were detected(More)
In human neutrophils, mastoparan induced rapid F-actin polymerization which was followed by a slow and sustained depolymerization to below the initial F-actin content. Incubation of neutrophils with pertussis toxin inhibited mastoparan-stimulated actin polymerization; however it did not prevent sustained depolymerization of F-actin. Analyses of(More)
In the search for new bioactive compounds, there is a trend toward increasingly complex compound libraries aiming to target the demanding targets of the future. In contrast, medicinal chemistry and traditional library design rely mainly on a small set of highly established and robust reactions. Here, we probe a set of 58 such reactions for their ability to(More)
We investigated phospholipid signal transduction, calcium flux, O2- anion production and actin polymerization after stimulation with the C fragment and chemoattractant, C5a, and then determined how C5a pretreatment affected subsequent responses to formyl peptide in human neutrophils. We have previously demonstrated that the novel lipids,(More)
The use of flow photochemistry and its apparent superiority over batch has been reported by a number of groups in recent years. To rigorously determine whether flow does indeed have an advantage over batch, a broad range of synthetic photochemical transformations were optimized in both reactor modes and their yields and productivities compared.(More)
Mutations in the human FBN1 gene are known to be associated with the Marfan syndrome, an autosomal dominant inherited multi-systemic connective tissue disorder. However, in the absence of solid genotype-phenotype correlations, the identification of an FBN1 mutation has only little prognostic value. We propose a bioinformatics framework for the mutated FBN1(More)
A focused collection of organic synthesis reactions for computer-based molecule construction is presented. It is inspired by real-world chemistry and has been compiled in close collaboration with medicinal chemists to achieve high practical relevance. Virtual molecules assembled from existing starting material connected by these reactions are supposed to(More)
Thioester-mediated peptide bond formation has recently garnered a lot of attention, most notably in its relevance to condensation of large peptide fragments. Herein, a simple and general ligation method for the preparation of linear and cyclic peptides, starting from peptide thioester, mainly p-chlorophenyl, precursors is reported. The inherent advantages(More)
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