Steven R Sylvester

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Sulfated glycoprotein 1 (SGP-1) is one of the abundant proteins secreted by rat Sertoli cells. Pulse-chase labeling shows that SGP-1 is synthesized as a cotranslationally glycosylated 67-kilodalton (kDa) precursor which is posttranslationally modified to a 70-kDa form before secretion to the extracellular space. A plasmid cDNA library was constructed from(More)
Sulfated glycoprotein-2 (SGP-2) is one of the major proteins secreted by rat Sertoli cells and epididymal cells in culture. The disulfide-linked dimeric protein secreted by Sertoli cells and found in seminiferous tubule fluid is composed of monomers of Mr 47 000 and 34 000 whereas the epididymal protein exhibits monomers of Mr 40 000 and 29 000. When both(More)
Previously, a proteinacious factor secreted by a mixture of rat testicular spermatocytes and round spermatids was shown to stimulate transferrin mRNA and protein levels in Sertoli cells. To identify the germ cell-secreted proteins which affect Sertoli cell functions, concentrated germ cell-conditioned medium was fractionated by reverse-phase HPLC. The(More)
We report here the purification, partial characterization and immunofluorescent localization of a dimeric acidic glycoprotein (DAG-protein) secreted by cultures of Sertoli cells of rat testes. Partially purified protein was obtained after chromatography over Sepharose 4B under conditions which favored a soluble, nonaggregated form of the protein.(More)
One of the major proteins secreted by rat Sertoli cells in culture is a transferrin-like protein (Skinner and Griswold, 1980). The purpose of this study was to quantitate the amount of testicular transferrin in fluids isolated from the testis by the use of a radioimmunoassay and to determine the location of transferrin and transferrin receptors in the(More)
Mammalian metaphase chromosomes can be identified by their characteristic banding pattern when stained with Giemsa dye after brief proteolytic digestion. The resulting G-bands are known to contain regions of DNA enriched in A/T residues and to be the principal location for the L1 (or Kpn 1) family of long interspersed repetitive sequences in human(More)
The transport of radioactive iron across the seminiferous tubules was analyzed in vivo by light-microscope quantitative radioautography. At 5 min after a single intratesticular injection of 55Fe-transferrin, a strong labeling of the basal aspect of the seminiferous epithelium was observed. Between 30 min and 2 h, the labeling on the basal aspect of the(More)
Traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) often contain significant levels of potentially toxic elements, including arsenic. Niu Huang Jie Du Pian pills were analyzed to determine the concentration, bioaccessibility (arsenic fraction soluble in the human gastrointestinal system) and chemical form (speciation) of arsenic. Arsenic excretion in urine (including(More)
Sulfated glycoprotein-2 (SGP-2) expression has been associated with programmed cell death in the prostate, but its exact role remains unclear. The present study was carried out in an attempt to establish the function of SGP-2 in programmed cell death using tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha-induced cytotoxicity in LNCaP cells as the model system. LNCaP is an(More)