Michael J. Morrison

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A variant of the major transmembrane protein of the human erythrocyte has been detected following proteolytic digestion of intact erythrocytes. Pronase digestion of normal erythrocytes gives rise to a 60,000 molecular weight fragment of Protein 3, while digestion of erythrocytes with the variant protein produces two fragments of 60,000 and 63,000 molecular(More)
The expression of alternatively spliced mRNAs from genes is an ubiquitous phenomenon in metazoa. A screen for trans-acting factors that alter the expression of alternatively spliced mRNAs reveals that the smg genes of Caenorhabditis elegans participate in this process. smg genes have been proposed to function in degradation of nonsense mutant mRNAs. Here we(More)
A variant of Band 3, the major protein of the erythrocyte membrane, was observed by Mueller and Morrison in 1977 in 6-7% of healthy blood donors on sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) of erythrocyte membranes treated with pronase. Pronase treated red cells containing this first recognized variant [here designated 'Band(More)
Prokaryote-specific sugars, including N,N'-diacetylbacillosamine (diNAcBac) and pseudaminic acid, have experienced a renaissance in the past decade because of their discovery in glycans related to microbial pathogenicity. DiNAcBac is found at the reducing end of oligosaccharides of N- and O-linked bacterial protein glycosylation pathways of Gram-negative(More)
The classical procedure for the identification of hemins as prosthetic groups is to isolate the hemins, convert them into porphyrin esters, and identify the esters by their spectra and melting points. This procedure usually requires considerable amounts of material, gives poor yields, and the melting points have not always been definitive (1).(More)