Steve F. Parsons

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The LW blood group glycoprotein, ICAM-4, is a member of the intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM) family expressed in erythroid cells. To begin to address the function of this molecule, ligands for ICAM-4 on hemopoietic and nonhemopoietic cell lines were identified. Peptide inhibition studies suggest that adhesion of cell lines to an ICAM-4-Fc construct is(More)
Human red cells deficient in glycophorin B are partly resistant to invasion by Plasmodium falciparum and become completely resistant when glycophorin A is removed from their surface by trypsin treatment. Similar treatment of cells which have a hybrid glycophorin molecule renders them glycophorin-deficient and resistant to invasion. Tn and Wrb -ve cells with(More)
Glycoproteins expressing the Lutheran blood group antigens were isolated from human erythrocyte membranes and from human fetal liver. Amino acid sequence analyses allowed the design of redundant oligonucleotides that were used to generate a 459-bp, sequence-specific probe by PCR. A cDNA clone of 2400 bp was isolated from a human placental lambda gt 11(More)
A new human erythrocyte glycoprotein has been identified by immunoblotting with murine monoclonal antibodies under non-reducing conditions. The glycoprotein has a MW of 70,000 and carries Cromer-related blood group antigens. The monoclonal antibodies also react with normal peripheral blood leucocytes and platelets and several haemopoietic cell lines. The(More)
Lutheran blood group glycoproteins (Lu gps) are receptors for the extracellular matrix protein, laminin. Studies suggest that Lu gps may contribute to vaso-occlusion in sickle cell disease and it has recently been shown that sickle cells adhere to laminin isoforms containing the alpha5 chain (laminin 10/11). Laminin alpha5 is present in the subendothelium(More)
Mutations in the human erythroid Krüppel-like factor (EKLF) can lead to either anemia or the benign InLu phenotype. To elucidate the relationship between these mutations and the differing phenotypes, we prepared recombinant forms of wild-type and 5 mutant EKLF proteins and quantitated their binding affinity to a range of EKLF-regulated genes. Missense(More)
1. We have studied the peripheral blood cells of an individual with the Inab phenotype who is deficient in decay accelerating factor (DAF). 2. In contrast with the situation in paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria, membranes from peripheral blood cells of the Inab phenotype individual lack DAF, but retain the other glycosylphosphatidylinositol-linked(More)
The high-frequency blood group antigen Ok(a) is carried on a red cell membrane glycoprotein (gp) of 35-69 kDa that is widely distributed on malignant cells of different origins. Immunostaining of hemopoietic cells and a range of normal human tissues demonstrated a wide distribution of the Ok(a) gp that appears to be nonlineage-restricted, although certain(More)
The cell-surface glycoproteins CD44 and CD58 are involved in cell adhesion reactions. In this paper 12 monoclonal antibodies in CD44 and two in CD58 are described. Competitive binding assays using CD44 antibodies identified three distinct epitope groups. Antibodies in Group 1 and, with one exception (BRIC 214), antibodies in group 2, but not antibodies in(More)
Lutheran glycoprotein (Lu gp) has five predicted immunoglobulin superfamily (IgSF) domains. K562 cells were transfected with Lu cDNA and tested by flow cytometry with monoclonal antibodies and Lu blood group antisera. The results confirmed the identity of Lu cDNA. Deletion mutants lacking the regions encoding one or more IgSF domains were made by inverse(More)