Stephen R. Campion

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A synthetic chimeric gene, coding for the human epidermal growth factor fused to the signal peptide of Escherichia coli alkaline phosphatase, was cloned into E. coli under the transcriptional control of the trp-lac (tac) promoter. Following induction with isopropylthiogalactoside, the secretion of the correctly processed protein product into the bacterial(More)
Cysteine-dependent protein sequences were downloaded from annotated database resources to generate comprehensive EGF, Sushi, Laminin and Immunoglobulin (IgC) motif-specific sequence files. Each dataset was vertically registered and the cumulative distribution of amino acid functional group chemistry determined relative to the respective complement of(More)
Four residues in the carboxy-terminal domain of human epidermal growth factor (hEGF), glutamate 40, glutamine 43, arginine 45, and aspartate 46 were targeted for site-directed mutagenesis to evaluate their potential role in epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor-ligand interaction. One or more mutations were generated at each of these sites and the altered(More)
In a preliminary study we demonstrated that the formation of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor-ligand complex requires the participation of the highly conserved arginine 41 side chain of the growth factor peptide (Engler, D.A., Montelione, G.T., and Niyogi, S.K. (1990) FEBS Lett. 271, 47-50). In an attempt to gain further insight into the nature of(More)
Three site-directed mutants of human epidermal growth factor, Leu-26----Gly, Leu-47----Ala, and Ile-23----Thr, were examined for their ability to stimulate the protein-tyrosine kinase activity of the epidermal growth factor receptor. The receptor binding affinities of the mutant growth factors were 20- to 50-fold lower, as compared to wild-type growth(More)
Eight analogues of human epidermal growth factor (hEGF) having specific amino acid substitutions in the beta-sheet structure (residues 19-31) of the amino-terminal domain were generated by site-directed mutagenesis. Affinity of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor for each of these mutant hEGF analogues was measured by both radioreceptor competition(More)
Improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations is the greatest challenge facing public health in Australia today. The gains in the health of the population overall have not been matched by gains among these communities. Much of the information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people is(More)
Over a thousand individual Fibronectin type III (FnIII) domain sequences, extracted from more than 60 different FnIII-dependent protein super-structures, were downloaded from curated database resources. Three regions of extreme sequence conservation within the well-characterized FnIII β-sandwich structure were respectively defined by near absolute(More)
Defined sequences from the EGF-like domain of human heregulin-beta1 (HRGbeta1) were recombined with a synthetic gene for human epidermal growth factor (hEGF) in an attempt to locate receptor-specific determinants within the HRGbeta1 molecule that blocks its inappropriate association with the EGF receptor (EGFR). Receptor competition assays detected only(More)