Samantha Timmons

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We have isolated overlapping mouse cDNAs encoding a collagenous polypeptide that we have designated alpha 1(XVIII) collagen. Nucleotide sequence analysis shows that alpha 1(XVIII) collagen contains 10 triple-helical domains separated and flanked by non-triple-helical regions. Within the non-triple-helical regions, there are several Ser-Gly-containing(More)
We have isolated overlapping cDNAs encoding the N-terminal non-triple-helical region of mouse alpha 1(XVIII) collagen and shown that three different variants of alpha 1(XVIII) collagen exist. Each of the three variants shows characteristic tissue-specific expression patterns. Immunohistochemical studies show positive staining for alpha 1(XVIII) collagen(More)
Types XV and XVIII collagen belong to a unique and novel subclass of the collagen superfamily for which we have proposed the name the MULTIPLEXIN family. Members of this class contain polypeptides with multiple triple-helical domains separated and flanked by non-triple-helical regions. In this paper, we report the isolation of human cDNAs and genomic DNAs(More)
We describe the development and application of "torsionally tuned" Z-DNA and cruciform probes for analyzing the level of unrestrained supercoiling at specific sites in the DNA of living cells. This approach is applicable for the analysis of dynamic differences in supercoiled DNA in different parts of plasmid, bacterial, or eukaryotic chromosomes. Using a(More)
Signal-dependent nuclear translocation of transcription factor nuclear factor kappaB (NF-kappaB) is required for the activation of downstream target genes encoding the mediators of immune and inflammatory responses. To inhibit this inducible signaling to the nucleus, we designed a cyclic peptide (cSN50) containing a cell-permeable motif and a cyclized form(More)
We have previously shown that the alpha chain of human fibrinogen interacts directly with ADP-activated human platelets [Hawiger, J., Timmons, S., Kloczewiak, M., Strong, D. D., & Doolittle, R. F. (1982) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 79, 2068]. Now, we report that platelet receptor recognition domains are localized on two CNBr fragments of the human(More)
We have shown previously that the domain recognizing receptors on activated human platelets is located on the human fibrinogen gamma chain between residues 400 and 411 [Kloczewiak, M., Timmons, S., Lukas, T. J., & Hawiger, J. (1984) Biochemistry 23, 1767]. To study the correlation between the structure of this segment of the gamma chain and its reactivity(More)
Bloodstream infections with staphylococci are accompanied by thromboembolic complications. We have studied the mechanism of the interaction of staphylococci with human blood platelets. Staphylococci that possess protein A, a bacterial receptor for the Fc fragment of immunoglobulin G (IgG), caused aggregation of human platelets in whole plasma accompanied by(More)