Peter F Duggan

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Production of recombinant malaria proteins in the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris has been difficult due to constraints in transcription, translation and/or post-translation controls. Use of codon-optimized genes has resolved many of the transcriptional controls; however, efforts to overcome translational and post-translational modifications involving(More)
Levels of cortisol in fish blood provide quantitative information on the degree of stress induced by a variety of stressors. It is also useful in describing the social status of individual fish within groups. The commercial production of radioimmunoassay (RIA) kits, such as the DPC Coat-A-Count radioimmunoassay kit, has considerably reduced the effort(More)
Fragmented sarcoplasmic reticulum (FSR) membranes isolated from rabbit skeletal muscle are impermeable to inulin-'4 C (mol wt 5,000), and dextran-'4 C (mol wt 15,000-90,000) at pH 7.0-9.0, yielding an excluded space of 4-5 ul/mg microsomal protein. In the same pH range urea and sucrose readily penetrate the FSR membrane. EDTA or EGTA (1 m) increased the(More)
A case of a 32-year-old XY genotype female is described, presenting with mediastinal and abdominal lymphadenopathy and associated with an elevated serum angiotensin I converting enzyme (SACE) level. Lymph node histology showed a malignant dysgerminoma of ovarian origin. Combined chemotherapy led to a radiological regression of the lymphadenopathy and(More)
Fragmented sarcoplasmic reticulum (FSR) membranes isolated from rabbit skeletal muscle are impermeable to inulin-(14)C (mol wt 5,000), and dextran-(14)C (mol wt 15,000-90,000) at pH 7.0-9.0, yielding an excluded space of 4-5 microl/mg microsomal protein. In the same pH range urea and sucrose readily penetrate the FSR membrane. EDTA or EGTA (1 mM) increased(More)
Reference levels of some biochemical and haematological variables were determined for mute swans (Cygnus olor Gmelin). Immaturity was identified as a factor which broadened the references ranges. Blood variables of six acutely lead-poisoned swans were determined and compared with the reference distribution. Protoporphyrin IX, cholesterol and two serum(More)
We describe a method based on a single stable reagent for the determination of calcium in serum and plasma with use of Arsenazo III, 200 mumol/L in 50 mmol/L 1,4-piperazinediethanesulfonic acid (PIPES) buffer. The method showed significant positive interference in plasma at pH less than 6.6 because of the precipitation of fibrinogen, which was eliminated by(More)
Immunization with a recombinant yeast-expressed Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein 3 (MSP3) protected Aotus nancymai monkeys against a virulent challenge infection. Unfortunately, the production process for this yeast-expressed material was not optimal for human trials. In an effort to produce a recombinant MSP3 protein in a scaleable manner,(More)
We describe a rapid kinetic glucose oxidase (EC 1.1.3.4) procedure for quantifying glucose. Glucose oxidase concentration was reduced from the more usual 20 kU/L to 4 kU/L, and pH was reduced from 7.0 to 6.6. Potassium ferrocyanide (20 mumol/L) and ascorbate oxidase (1 kU/L) were incorporated in the procedure. The assay results vary linearly with glucose(More)
The efficacy of preoperative fasting is reduced in the presence of any factor which delays gastric emptying. We examined the association between anxiety and gastric emptying in adult patients undergoing elective surgery. Immediately before operation, 21 patients completed both a Spielberger state trait inventory (used to quantify current anxiety state(More)