Skye Malcolm

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The ability of protein tyrosine kinases to phosphorylate a synthetic peptide was inhibited 51% by peroxynitrite-mediated nitration of tyrosine. Exposure of endothelial cells to peroxynitrite decreased the intensity of tyrosine phosphorylated proteins and increased the intensity of nitrotyrosine-containing proteins. Peroxynitrite-modified BSA was degraded by(More)
The present study identifies proteins modified by nitration in the plasma of patients with ongoing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The proteins modified by nitration in ARDS were revealed by microsequencing and specific antibody detection to be ceruloplasmin, transferrin, alpha(1)-protease inhibitor, alpha(1)-antichymotrypsin, and beta-chain(More)
Peroxynitrite (ONOO(-)) is both an oxidant and a nitrating agent (1-3). However, unlike other strong oxidants, peroxynitrite reacts selectively with biological targets. This selectivity is derived in part from the different second-order rate constants (vary from 10(3)-10(6) M (-1) s(-1)) by which ONOO(-) reacts with biological targets. Competing for(More)
Five Health Protection Branch laboratories compared two membrane filter methods (the Anderson-Baird-Parker direct plating, and a hydrophobic grid-membrane filter method) against the most probable number procedure (MPN) for enumerating Escherichia coli biotype I in foods. Results were available in 24 h by both membrane filter methods, compared with 10-14(More)
The strength of adhesion of NG108-15 cells to glass substrates modified with adsorbed proteins (laminin and poly-ornithine) or modified with covalently bound peptides (tri-ornithine and Tyr-Ile-Gly-Ser-Arg) was quantitatively assessed, by determining the shear stresses necessary to denude the cells from substrates using a spinning disk device. The shear(More)
A device to facilitate manual scoring of hydrophobic grid-membrane filters (HGMF) is described. Variations in scores were generally less than 2.5% between 41 analysts from six laboratories, who, using the apparatus, scored a set of five specimen HGMF in different ways, and there was good agreement between scores from positive and negative grid-cell counts(More)
  • S Malcolm
  • The Journal of applied bacteriology
  • 1984
An exact procedure is described and used to determine k values and probabilities of rejection used in the application of variables sampling plans to foods. Comparison of quantities so obtained to those calculated by Kilsby et al. (1979), who used an approximation procedure, reveals that for small samples the approximation can lead to probabilities of(More)