Mike J Marshall

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In 1986 more than 8 million liters of crude oil spilled into a complex region of mangroves, seagrasses, and coral reefs just east of the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal. This was the largest recorded spill into coastal habitats in the tropical Americas. Many population of plants and animals in both oiled and unoiled sites had been studied previously,(More)
Upon the discovery of RANK, RANKL and OPG in the late 1990s, their importance in the maintenance of the skeletal structure and their dramatic role in bone disease were largely unexpected. In recent years the understanding of these proteins, in particular their regulation, has greatly increased. This review aims to bring the interested reader up to date with(More)
BETA-Lactamases (EC. from strains of Gram-negative bacteria have been studied using analytical isoelectric focusing. This permits a visual comparison of the patterns of beta-lactamase bands produced by enzymes from different organisms. Purification of crude intracellular preparations is unnecessary and the technique is sufficiently sensitive to(More)
This study investigates the growth of a co-culture of osteoblasts and osteoclasts on four different types of degradable biomaterials with bone tissue engineering potential. Single or co-cultures of osteoblasts and osteoclasts (used at a ratio of 1:100 osteoblast:osteoclasts) were cultured on vapour stabilised silk fibroin, methanol stabilised silk fibroin,(More)
A potent beta-lactamase (EC produced by a strain of Klebsiella aerogenes (K. pneumoniae), 1082E, isolated from a hospital patient, has been examined. Its properties were different from those of most gram-negative beta-lactamases previously reported. The enzyme has been partly purified, and its activity against a range of substrates has been(More)
A simple micro-preparative electrophoresis apparatus is described using a thin vertical slab gel and continuous elution through a narrow horizontal slot. Phosphoglucose isomerase (PGI) isoenzymes in lysates of 0.2 to 100 microliters of erythrocytes were separated using this system and their activities determined using an on-line, air-segmented, continuous(More)