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Abundant ions corresponding to the gas-phase cleavage of the Asp-Pro and Asp-Xxx bonds of peptides in the process of matrix-assisted laser desorption were observed using a time-of-flight mass spectrometer equipped with both linear and reflector mass analyzers. Peptides containing the N-terminal sequence, Asp-Pro ... from an endoproteinase Asp-N digest(More)
The gamma-carboxyglutamic acid (Gla) domains of the vitamin K-dependent blood coagulation proteins contain 10 highly conserved Gla residues within the first 33 residues, but factor IX is unique in possessing 2 additional Gla residues at positions 36 and 40. To determine their importance, factor IX species lacking these Gla residues were isolated from(More)
Recombinant human macrophage colony-stimulating factor (rhM-CSF) promotes macrophage proliferation and activity. rhM-CSF clinical trials are currently in progress and require a stable, pharmaceutically acceptable dosage form. This report documents pH effects on rhM-CSF degradation profiles in aqueous solution, with an emphasis on identifying degradation(More)
Due to global warming, species are expanding their range to higher latitudes. Some range expanding plants have become invasive in their new range. The Evolution of Increased Competitive Ability (EICA) hypothesis and the Shifting Defense Hypothesis (SDH) predict altered selection on plant defenses in the introduced range of invasive plants due to changes in(More)
In order to determine the incidence of pre-operative and postoperative deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in patients not receiving prophylactic anticoagulant therapy, bilateral phlebography was performed in a prospective study pre-operatively and on the 9th postoperative day, in 51 consecutive patients submitted for major abdominal surgery. The presence of a DVT(More)
The utility of matrix-assisted laser desorption time-of-flight (MALD-TOF) mass spectrometry for the analysis of recombinant glycopeptides is discussed and compared to information which may be obtained by fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry (FABMS) and tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). MALD-TOF appears to be 10-100 times more sensitive than FAB MS for(More)
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