Sandra L. Drake

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A great variety of cells, such as melanoma cells, fibroblasts, platelets, keratinocytes, and epithelial cells, adhere to and migrate on specific regions within the triple-helical domains of types I, III, and IV collagen. The relative importance of collagen primary, secondary, and tertiary structures on these cellular activities has not been ascertained, as(More)
FN-C/H II is a heparin binding synthetic peptide from the C-terminal cell and heparin binding domain of fibronectin (FN) that mediates neuronal cell adhesion, spreading, and neurite outgrowth. Cellular interactions with FN-C/H II are inhibited by soluble heparin, suggesting that a cell-surface proteoglycan may mediate interactions with FN-C/H II (Haugen et(More)
FN-C/H II (KNNQKSEPLIGRKKT), a heparin-binding peptide derived from the COOH-terminal heparin-binding domain of fibronectin, mediates cell adhesion for a variety of cell types and promotes neurite outgrowth. By systematic amino acid substitution of synthetic peptide analogues of FN-C/H II, the basic structural features necessary for activity have been(More)
Cell surface heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG) from metastatic mouse melanoma cells initiates cell adhesion to the synthetic peptide FN-C/H II, a heparin-binding peptide from the 33-kD A chain-derived fragment of fibronectin. Mouse melanoma cell adhesion to FN-C/H II was sensitive to soluble heparin and pretreatment of mouse melanoma cells with(More)
Cell surface heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG) from metastatic mouse melanoma cells initiates cell adhesion to the synthetic peptide FN-C/H II, a heparin-binding peptide from the 33-kD A chain-derived fragment of fibronectin. Mouse melanoma cell adhesion to FN-C/H II was sensitive to soluble heparin and pretreatment of mouse melanoma cells with(More)
A series of long (11-15) hydrocarbon chain diols and diacids with various central functional groups and terminal gem-dimethyl or -methyl/aryl substituents was synthesized and evaluated in both in vivo and in vitro assays for its potential to favorably alter lipid disorders including metabolic syndrome. Compounds were assessed for their effects on the de(More)
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