Tara Wilkinson

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Fatty acid-binding protein from rat liver is shown to bind the fluorescent fatty acid probe dansyl undecanoic acid. Binding is accompanied by a shift in the fluorescence emission maximum from 550 nm to 500 nm and a 60-fold fluorescence enhancement at 500 nm. These spectral properties have allowed the use of this probe to detect and quantify microgram(More)
Severe Hb H disease presented in unexpected ways in 2 families of Greek origin. In 1, Hb H disease led to neonatal death. The underlying molecular defect was double-heterozygosity for the --Med/ alpha thalassaemia haplotype and a nondeletional alpha thalassaemia defect (alpha alpha T'Karditsa'/). The 2nd family requested antenatal diagnosis. The husband had(More)
The concentration of hepatic fatty acid-binding protein was determined in the livers of rats at various stages of development from foetus to young adult. Fatty acid-binding protein concentrations were determined by quantifying the fluorescence enhancement on the binding of the fluorescent probe 11-(dansylamino)-undecanoic acid. A 20-fold increase in the(More)
1. The fluorescent fatty acid probe 11-(dansylamino)undecanoic acid binds to rat liver fatty acid-binding protein with a 1:1 stoichiometry. 2. The binding of the fluorescent probe is competitive with long-chain fatty acids. 3. Binding displacement studies were performed with a wide range of fatty acids and other ligands and identified C16 and C18 fatty(More)
Hemoglobin Bunbury was detected in an Italian woman from Bunbury, Western Australia, following detection of an abnormal hemoglobin by electrophoresis. The variant form accounted for 38% of the total hemoglobin and migrated on cellulose acetate electrophoresis between HbS and HbA. Structural analysis demonstrated a new substitution in the beta chain, beta 94(More)
The DNA deletion associated with an example of (epsilon gamma delta beta)zero thalassemia (Scottish-Irish type) was characterized. The deletion is approximately 205 kb in length and involves the epsilon, G gamma, A gamma, delta, and beta globin genes. The breakpoint is located 263 bp 3' to exon 3 of the beta globin gene. An LI (KpnI) repeat element(More)