Roger S. Fager

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Chicken rod and cone pigments are chromatographically resolved using a combination of stepwise elution from a concanavalin A affinity column and a secondary ion exchange purification. The rod pigment rhodopsin and the cone pigment iodopsin are purified to homogeneity. There is a partial separation of three other cone pigments: chicken green, chicken blue,(More)
Replitase is a multienzyme complex of mammalian cells that produces deoxynucleoside triphosphates and delivers them to the DNA polymerase activity, which also resides in the complex. Structural interactions within this complex form the basis of internal controls to keep these key biosynthetic processes efficient and in balance. The active complex is formed(More)
Calcium trapped within sonicated and resealed bovine rod outer segment disks is released upon light exposure with a stoichiometry of 0.75 +/- 0.05 calcium for each rhodopsin bleached. The amount of calcium liberated is proportional to the amount of bleaching in the range of 20 to 100% bleaching and is relatively insensitive to the internal trapped calcium(More)
The enzymes of DNA polymerization and DNA precursor synthesis are assembled in the replitase complex during the S phase of the cell cycle. Cross-inhibition is a phenomenon shown by enzymes of the replitase complex, in which inhibition of one enzyme of the complex leads to inhibition of a second, unrelated enzyme. This inhibition occurs only in vivo and only(More)
Egg yolk phospholipids, on a 10 g scale, were resolved by high-performance liquid chromatography on an 8-m silica column with elution by a stepwise chloroformmethanol gradient into homogenous phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylinositol, phosphatidylethanolamine, and lysophosphatidylethanolamine fractions. Within these fractions, partial resolution on the(More)