TIT YEE WONG

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Azotobacter vinelandii OP was grown to stationary phase in defined medium. The cell-free culture medium was analyzed for cytokinin content by XAD-2 and Sephadex LH-20 chromatography, thin-layer chromatography, tobacco callus bioassay, and enzyme immunoassay. Three cytokinin-active fractions were detected and tentatively identified as trans-zeatin,(More)
The pregnancy-associated substance early pregnancy factor (EPF) has previously been reported as a product of tumours of germ cell origin. More recently EPF (or an EPF-related substance, tEPF) has also been detected in the serum of patients bearing tumours of non-germ cell origin. We report here the production of tEPF by a variety of cultured transformed and(More)
Early pregnancy factor (EPF) is a monitor of the incidence of fertilization and the progress of the early embryo. To determine whether, as well as being a marker of embryonic viability, EPF is also necessary for embryonic survival, passive immunization studies with monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies to EPF were carried out on pregnant mice. In the(More)
The alyA gene, encoding a secreted guluronate-specific alginate lyase (Aly) from Klebsiella pneumoniae subsp. aerogenes type 25, has been cloned. DNA sequence analysis reveals two possible translation start sites for the precursor form of Aly and a long open reading frame (ORF) predicted to encode a 287-amino-acid (aa) mature form of Aly, in agreement with(More)
Metabolism of chloral hydrate (CH) by male B6C3F1 mouse liver microsomes (control-microsomes) generated free radical intermediates that resulted in endogenous lipid peroxidation, forming malondialdehyde (MDA), formaldehyde (FA), acetaldehyde (ACT), acetone, and propionaldehyde. Because MDA, FA, and ACT are tumorigens, endogenous formation of lipid(More)
Metabolism of chloral hydrate by male B6C3F1 mouse liver microsomes generates free radical intermediate(s) as evidenced by electron spin resonance spectroscopic analysis. The subsequent induction of endogenous lipid peroxidation was shown by analysis of the resulting products with high-pressure liquid chromatography. Chloral hydrate was found mutagenic in(More)
Benzamines are the major aromatic amines used in industry and can also be released from azo dyes, which are widely used in the textile, paper-making, and food industries. The toxicity of 10 benzamines was tested by the well diffusion assay technique against 18 common bacterial species including the nitrogen-fixing bacterium Azotobacter vinelandii.(More)
The ability of platelets to adsorb vinblastine has been used to treat patients with immune thrombocytopenia. It is hypothesized that the drug-platelet complex is coated with antibody, taken up by macrophages which are then destroyed by the drug. We gave 16 courses of vinblastine-platelets to six patients with immune thrombocytopenia. Only one patient(More)
The growth curve of Azotobacter vinelandii was biphasic when the organism was grown in a medium containing a mixture of galactose and glucose. Galactose was the primary carbon source; glucose was also consumed, but the rate at which it was consumed was lower than the rate at which galactose was consumed during the first phase of growth. Metabolic pathways(More)
Incubation of primary nerve cell cultures and of crude synaptosomal preparations with neuraminidase released sialic acid from both gangliosides and sialoglycoproteins. After this treatment, the pattern of ganglioside distribution was severely modified with a decrease of polysialogangliosides (GD1b, GT1b, GT1L, GQ1) and a dramatic increase in(More)