Robert W Glanville

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An mAb was used in conjunction with immunoelectron microscopy to study the ultrastructure and distribution of the type VI collagen network. Type VI collagen in femoral head and costal cartilage was found distributed throughout the matrix but concentrated in areas surrounding chondrocytes. Three-dimensional information gained from high voltage stereo pair(More)
Fibrillin, a connective tissue macromolecule (Mr = 350,000) which is normally insoluble in its tissue form, has been purified from the medium of human skin fibroblast and ligament cells in culture. Analysis of the amino acid composition indicates that fibrillin contains approximately 14% cysteine, of which one-third appears to be in the free reactive(More)
High molecular weight aggregates were extracted from human amnion using buffers containing 6 M guanidine hydrochloride. Rotary shadowed preparations and negatively stained samples examined by electron microscopy showed that each aggregate appeared to be a string of globular structures joined by fine filaments, giving the appearance of beads on a string. The(More)
Fibrillin is a large (relative molecular mass 350,000) glycoprotein which can be isolated from fibroblast cell cultures and is a component of the microfibrils that are ubiquitous in the connective tissue space. The microfibrils of the suspensory ligament of the lens as well as the elastic fibre microfibrils of the blood vessel wall are composed of(More)
Nerve growth factor (NGF), a protein regulating the development and function of certain neural crest derivatives, has been purified from bovine seminal plasma, and extremely rich source of the protein. Around 10 mg of pure NGF (yield, 10-20%) can be isolated from 10 g of lyophilized seminal plasma (around 100 ml of semen). The behavior during purification(More)
The Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type VI is an inherited disorder of collagen metabolism characterized by a defective lysyl hydroxylase. The resulting lack of hydroxylysine has been found in several connective tissues, all of which show varying degrees of clinical symptoms. In the present study, collagen was isolated from different connective tissues and the(More)
The cDNA and protein sequences of the N-terminal half of human basement membrane collagen (type IV) have been determined. Overlapping cDNA clones were constructed by repeated primer extension with synthetic oligonucleotides. They cover 2953 bp, beginning at the 5' end of the corresponding mRNA. At the protein level, the sequence of the cyanogen bromide(More)
Human amnion was solubilized using pepsin and the digest supernatant screened for fragments of fibrillin with a previously characterized monoclonal antibody (Sakai, L. Y., Keene, D. R., and Engvall, E. (1986) J. Cell Biol. 103, 2499-2509). One fragment (PF1), with an apparent molecular weight of 94,000, was isolated and characterized. Two other fragments,(More)
The globular domain of collagen IV was solubilized by collagenase digestion from a mouse tumor, human placenta and bovine aorta and was purified by chromatographic methods. The materials show a unique, mainly non-collagenous amino acid composition and contain small amounts of glucosamine and galactosamine. The globular structures with Mr = 170 000 appear as(More)