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We discovered that Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum strain DeltaH possessed pyruvate carboxylase (PYC), and this biotin prototroph required exogenously supplied biotin to exhibit detectable amounts of PYC activity. The enzyme was highly labile and was stabilized by 10% inositol in buffers to an extent that allowed purification to homogeneity and(More)
Platelet function was evaluated in eight patients with chronic granulocytic leukaemia (CGL), seven Ph1 positive and one Ph1 negative. Seven of the eight patients' platelets had an absence of the second wave of adrenaline induced aggregation on at least one occasion, while five had impaired collagen aggregation. The platelets of all seven patients with(More)
Vitamin E, an inhibitor of platelet aggregation, was evaluated for its effects on platelet intracellular calcium flux. These studies used a platelet membrane fraction containing membranes of the dense tubular system which actively sequesters calcium in the presence of ATP and magnesium. After these membrane vesicles have accumulated calcium, the cation can(More)
Platelet aggregation studies were performed on 10 pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) receiving induction therapy with vincristine, prednisone, and L-asparaginase. An isolated abnormality in platelet aggregation in response to collagen was found in all patients during the course of therapy. Platelet aggregation in response to collagen(More)
Mu promoters active during the lytic cycle were located by isolating RNA at various times after induction of Mu prophages, radiolabeling it by capping in vitro, and hybridizing it to Mu DNA fragments on Southern blots. Signals were detected from four new promoters in addition to the previously characterized Pe (early), PcM (repressor), and Pmom (late)(More)
Mu transcription occurs in three phases: early, middle, and late. Middle transcription occurs in the region of the C gene, which encodes the transactivator for late transcription. A middle promoter, Pm, was previously localized between 0.28 and 1.2 kilobase pairs upstream of C. We used S1 nuclease mapping with both unlabeled and radiolabeled capped RNAs(More)
A calcium sequestering platelet membrane fraction was prepared and the effect of arachidonic acid, PGG2 and PGH2 on calcium content evaluated. At 4 degrees C, 6.7--16.7 micrometers arachidonic acid caused significant release of calcium from preloaded vesicles. Such release was completely inhibited by aspirin pretreating the platelets from which the membrane(More)
This book sets out to explore the global properties of texts, focusing on what is known as texture. Stoddard defines texture as ...the result of overlaying ...the patterns created by the readers" perceptions of the content , the rhetorical structure, and the linguistic structure of the physical text so that, at any given point in the reading process , the(More)
Prostaglandin G2 (PGG2) is a labile endoperoxide produced physiologically following exposure of platelets to aggregating agents. We report here studies using isolated PGG2. This agent stimulates a concentration-dependent internal platelet contraction very similar to that produced by the calcium ionophore A23187. EDTA prevented platelet aggregation but did(More)