Peter C. Kahn

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Commensal and pathogenic states of Candida albicans depend on cell surface-expressed adhesins, including those of the Als family. Mature Als proteins consist of a 300-residue N-terminal region predicted to have an immunoglobulin (Ig)-like fold, a 104-residue conserved Thr-rich region (T), a central domain of a variable number of tandem repeats (TR) of a(More)
Vietnam veterans who were heavily exposed to Agent Orange exceeded matched control subjects in both blood and adipose tissue levels of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) but not in the levels of the 12 other 2,3,7,8-substituted dioxins and dibenzofurans that were detected. Since only TCDD among these compounds was present in Agent Orange but all are(More)
Ricin inhibits protein synthesis by depurinating the α-sarcin/ricin loop (SRL). Ricin holotoxin does not inhibit translation unless the disulfide bond between the A (RTA) and B (RTB) subunits is reduced. Ricin holotoxin did not bind ribosomes or depurinate them but could depurinate free RNA. When RTA is separated from RTB, arginine residues located at the(More)
alpha-Agglutinin of Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a cell wall-associated protein that mediates cell interaction in mating. Although the mature protein includes about 610 residues, the NH2-terminal half of the protein is sufficient for binding to its ligand a-agglutinin. alpha-Agglutinin20-351, a fully active fragment of the protein, has been purified and(More)
Fatty acid transfer from intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (IFABP) to phospholipid membranes occurs during protein-membrane collisions. Electrostatic interactions involving the alpha-helical "portal" region of the protein have been shown to be of great importance. In the present study, the role of specific lysine residues in the alpha-helical region of(More)
Four unusual pelvic masses, studied by CT and gray scale ultrasonography, demonstrate the comparative values of these modalities for this area of the body. In each instance a significant contribution to the diagnosis was made by one or both techniques. The ultrasound study provides a somewhat better differentiation of solid from cystic lesions, but the CT(More)
The gross and subcellular localizations of 99mTc-labeled pyrophosphate and tetracycline in myocardial infarcts were studied in a rabbit model. Experiments utilizing double-nuclide labeling were carried out using a useful mapping technique. Concentration of the various chelates decreases in an expected manner from the center of the infarcted area toward its(More)