Robert H. McCluer

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The use of Sep-Pak C18 reverse-phase cartridges to adsorb gangliosides from aqueous solutions was studied. When upper phases formed from chloroform-methanol tissue extracts or aqueous salt solutions containing gangliosides are rapidly passed through the cartridges, the lipids are retained and the non-lipid components can be washed through. Gangliosides and(More)
A quantitative high performance liquid chromatography method for the analysis of neutral glycosylceramides as their perbenzoyl derivatives has been devised. Samples containing more than 2.5 nmol each of mono-, di-, tri-, and tetraglycosylceramide are benzoylated with 10% benzoyl chloride in pyridine at 37degrees C for 16 hr. The products are separated from(More)
Fabry disease is an X-linked sphingolipid disorder that is manifest clinically as a disease of nerves, kidneys, and blood vessels. Precise identification of Fabry heterozygotes is essential for genetic counseling. Heterozygote detection by enzyme assay does not consistently distinguish them from unaffected females. We describe a method for Fabry(More)
Qualitative auditory discrimination procedures were used to evaluate discrimination acquisition and reversal learning in rats. Twelve adult rats prenatally exposed to ethanol (ETOH) and 12 unexposed isocaloric controls (CON) were given training with a positively reinforced successive discrimination procedure. Most ETOH subjects were impaired relative to CON(More)
Monosialogangliosides were extracted from the retinas and optic tecta of chick embryos at 6-12 days of incubation, and analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography. The dominant monosialoganglioside was found to be N-acetylgalactosaminyl (N-acetylneuraminyl) galactosylglucosylceramide (GM2). The specific concentration of GM2 in both the retina and(More)
Gangliosides were extracted from cerebral tissue of reeler and normal mice, and analyzed by two-dimensional thin-layer chromatography at embryonic and postnatal ages. The ganglioside pattern changed substantially as development proceeded in the telencephalon of both reeler and normal mice, but was the same at any given age for both conditions, despite the(More)
The influence of divalent cations on glycosphingolipid metabolism was examined in the NB41A mouse neuroblastoma clonal cell line. HPLC methods were utilized to quantitate the effects on neutral glycolipids and monosialogangliosides. NB41A cells were shown to contain GM3, GM2, GM1, GD3, and GD1a by HPLC and TLC. The neutral glycosphingolipids consisted of(More)