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  • R K Haynes
  • 2001
The isolation in 1972 of artemisinin by Chinese scientists, and their development of all the derivatives now used in the treatment of malaria today, were of outstanding importance. The results which have accumulated both from the Chinese work and from that subsequently conducted on a worldwide basis provide for a relatively comprehensive understanding of(More)
Cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) is a large extracellular pentameric glycoprotein found in the territorial matrix surrounding chondrocytes. More than 60 unique COMP mutations have been identified as causing two skeletal dysplasias, pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) and multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (MED/EDM1). Recent studies demonstrate that(More)
1. Phosphorylation of caldesmon was assayed in canine colonic circular smooth muscle strips labelled with 32P and stimulated with 10 microM acetylcholine. Caldesmon was isolated by two-dimensional non-equilibrium pH gel electrophoresis. Stimulation with acetylcholine increased caldesmon phosphorylation significantly from a basal level of 0.6 +/- 0.07 to 1.1(More)
Cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) is a large extracellular matrix protein expressed in cartilage, ligament and tendon. Mutations in the COMP gene cause two dominantly inherited skeletal dysplasias, pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) and Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia (MED/EDM1). We report on a novel point mutation D511Y in the seventh calcium-binding(More)
Pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) is a well-characterized dwarfing condition associated with disproportionate short stature, abnormal joints and osteoarthritis requiring joint replacement. PSACH is caused by mutations in cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP). COMP, the fifth member of the thrombospondin (TSP) gene family, is a pentameric protein found(More)
Iron is involved in essential biochemical reactions ranging from respiration to DNA synthesis. Consequently, iron deprivation has been proposed as a strategy for inhibition of tumor cell growth. We recently described a novel iron chelator, tachypyridine [N,N',N"-tris(2-pyridylmethyl)-cis,cis-1,3,5-triaminocyclohexane], and demonstrated that it not only(More)
Artemisinins are the most important class of antimalarial drugs. They specifically inhibit PfATP6, a SERCA-type ATPase of Plasmodium falciparum. Here we show that a single amino acid in transmembrane segment 3 of SERCAs can determine susceptibility to artemisinin. An L263E replacement of a malarial by a mammalian residue abolishes inhibition by(More)
The purpose of this study is to determine if children more severely involved with cerebral palsy respond as well to rectus transfer and hamstring surgery as those with less severe involvement. Ninety-nine children were classified as independent community ambulators, crutch/walker-dependent community ambulators, or household/exercise ambulators. Maximum knee(More)