Richard E. H. Wettenhall

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Humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy is a common complication of lung and certain other cancers. The hypercalcemia results from the actions of tumor factors on bone and kidney. We report here the isolation of full-length complementary DNA clones of a putative hypercalcemia factor, and the expression from the cloned DNA of the active protein in mammalian(More)
The immunosuppressive agent rapamycin induces inactivation of p70s6k with no effect on other mitogen-activated kinases. Here we have employed a combination of techniques, including mass spectrometry, to demonstrate that this effect is associated with selective dephosphorylation of three previously unidentified p70s6k phosphorylation sites: T229, T389 and(More)
During germination of barley grains, the cell walls of the starchy endosperm are degraded by (1-->3,1-->4)-beta-glucanases (EC secreted from the aleurone and scutellar tissues. The complete sequence of the aleurone (1-->3,1-->4)-beta-glucanase isoenzyme II comprises 306 amino acids and was determined by sequencing nine tryptic peptides (110(More)
Peptides corresponding to the amino-terminal region of the parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) of humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy were synthesized. A 34-amino acid peptide, PTHrP(1-34), was two to four times more potent than bovine or human PTH(1-34) in bioassays promoting the formation of adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cAMP) and plasminogen(More)
A protein with biological activities similar to parathyroid hormone (PTH) has been purified from serum-free culture medium obtained from a human lung cancer cell line (BEN). A major protein band of 18 kDa was obtained on NaDodSO4/polyacrylamide gels, with faint bands at 35 kDa and 67 kDa. Biological activity was associated only with the 18-kDa band. Amino(More)
Binding of radioactive thyroxine to proteins in the plasma of vertebrates was studied by electrophoresis followed by autoradiography. Albumin was found to be a thyroxine carrier in the blood of all studied fish, amphibians, reptiles, monotremes, marsupials, eutherians (placental mammals), and birds. Thyroxine binding to transthyretin was detected in the(More)
Bovine follicular fluid was used as a source for the isolation of gonadal inhibin, the activity of which was monitored by the dose dependent suppression of the FSH content of cultured pituitary cells. The procedures presented result in over 3000-fold purification of the starting material and the purified inhibin has an apparent molecular weight of 56000.(More)
Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are affected by symptoms of cognitive dysfunction and neurological impairment, the cause of which has yet to be elucidated. However, these symptoms are strikingly similar to those of patients presented with D-lactic acidosis. A significant increase of Gram positive facultative anaerobic faecal microorganisms in(More)
An arabinogalactan-protein (AGP) purified from the filtrate of liquid-suspension-cultured Italian-ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) endosperm cells by affinity chromatography on myeloma protein J539-Sepharose was deglycosylated with trifluoromethanesulphonic acid to remove polysaccharide chains that are covalently associated with hydroxyproline residues in the(More)
Rat liver ribosomes and 40 S ribosomal subunits were phosphorylated with the purified catalytic subunit of cAMP-dependent protein kinase. Phosphorylation of ribosomal protein S6 plateaued at around 2 mol of phosphate/mol of protein with both substrates. Peptide map analyses showed that the most prominent phosphorylation sites associated with 40 S substrates(More)