Monica S Reid

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Metalloprotease disintegrins are a family of membrane-anchored glycoproteins that play a role in fertilization, myoblast fusion, neuronal development, and cleavage of the membrane-anchored cytokine tumor necrosis factor-alpha. Here, we report the cloning and cDNA sequencing of the mouse metalloprotease disintegrin MDC15 and an analysis of its processing in(More)
We report the initial biochemical characterization and the primary structure of a guinea pig sperm acrosomal pentaxin (apexin). Pentaxins are a family of penta- or decameric serum proteins that includes serum amyloid protein and C-reactive protein. Apexin consists of disulfide-linked 50-kDa subunits that give rise to an oligomeric protein. Apexin and a(More)
Cellular disintegrins are a family of proteins that are related to snake venom integrin ligands and metalloproteases. We have cloned and sequenced the mouse and human homologue of a widely expressed cellular disintegrin, which we have termed MDC9 (for metalloprotease/disintegrin/cysteine-rich protein 9). The deduced mouse and human protein sequences are 82%(More)
Here we report the cloning and initial biochemical characterization of the mouse metalloprotease/disintegrin/cysteine-rich (MDC) protein meltrin beta and the analysis of the mRNA expression of four MDC genes (meltrin alpha, meltrin beta, mdc9, and mdc15) in bone cells, including osteoclasts and osteoblasts. Like most other MDC proteins, the predicted(More)
Myeloperoxidase (MPO), the most abundant neutrophil protein, is a bacteriocidal component of the primary granules and a critical marker in distinguishing acute myelogenous leukemia from acute lymphoid leukemia. A cDNA clone for human MPO was isolated by immunologic screening of human hematopoietic lambda gt11 expression vector libraries with specific(More)
Nitrogen starvation of Schizosaccharomyces pombe induces a differentiated state in which haploid cells mate and sporulate. esc1+, a newly isolated S.pombe cDNA that promotes this sexual differentiation, encodes a putative transcription factor with a helix-loop-helix (HLH) motif similar to those of the human MyoD and Myf-5 myogenic differentiation inducers.(More)
OBJECTIVE The cornerstone of therapy for advanced ovarian cancer is cytoreductive surgery (CRS) followed by platinum based chemotherapy. Optimal management for very elderly women (>80) is unclear. This study sought to review the experience with treating ovarian cancer in this population. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a retrospective analysis of patients(More)
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (subtype M3) is characterized by malignant promyelocytes exhibiting an abundance of abnormally large or aberrant primary granules. Myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity of these azurophilic granules, as assessed by cytochemical staining, is unusually intense. In addition, M3 is universally associated with a chromosomal translocation,(More)