Rowanne Black

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Myopia development in humans depends on a complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Many of those who become myopic when exposed to a myopigenic environment are likely to do so because of a genetic susceptibility, whereas others somehow remain immune. In the most intensively studied model of environmentally induced myopia,(More)
TNF is synthesized as a 26-kD membrane-anchored precursor and is proteolytically processed at the cell surface to yield the mature secreted 17-kD polypeptide. The 80-kD tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor (TNFR80) is also proteolytically cleaved at the cell surface (shed), releasing a soluble ligand-binding receptor fragment. Since processing of TNF and(More)
We have examined the properties and intracellular localization of acetylcholine receptors in the C2 muscle cell line and in a variant (T-) that accumulates AChR intracellularly. On immunoblots, the subunit structures of the AChR from wild-type and T- cells were similar except that the gamma and delta subunits of the variant AChR had altered mobilities.(More)
We have analyzed two genetic variants of C2 muscle cells that have reduced levels of binding activity for alpha-bungarotoxin and have found that both synthesize only low levels of the alpha-subunit of the acetylcholine receptor. In both variants the uptake of 22Na in response to carbachol is diminished in proportion to the reduction in toxin-binding(More)
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