Tracey L Colpitts

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The mammaglobin gene has been shown to be preferentially expressed in breast tissue. Few genes match its specificity. Mammaglobin has generated much interest, and studies are ongoing to develop diagnostic tests for breast cancer based on the detection of mammaglobin. While searching the Incyte Genomics Lifeseq database for tissue-specific markers, we(More)
In this report we describe a cDNA sequence, BS106, identified from Incyte Genomics LifeSeq Expressed Sequence Tag database. A multi-tissue mRNA expression array, northern blots, and RT-PCR assays demonstrate the expression of BS106 in mammary, salivary and prostate glands, but not in other tissue types. BS106 mRNA was detected in 90% of the breast tissues(More)
Two peptides with counterpart sequences in the gamma-carboxyglutamic acid (Gla) domain of human protein C (PC) have been synthesized and characterized. One peptide contained 38 amino acids (38-mer) and spanned the region from the amino terminus of the protein to the DNA splice junction between the Gla domain and the following short helical stretch, and the(More)
Selectively labeled polypeptides comprising the gamma-carboxyglutamic acid (Gla) domain (GD) and helical stack (HS) regions of human protein C (PC), and consisting of amino acid residues 1-47, have been chemically synthesized and their Ca2+ binding properties assessed by [13C]-NMR methods. A total of nine such polypeptides have been studied, each containing(More)
We have developed a solid-phase procedure for protein-protein conjugation that gives greater control over product size and composition than previous methods. Conjugates are assembled by sequential addition of activated proteins to the support under conditions suitable for maintaining the activity of the proteins. The total number of conjugate units to be(More)
The Ca2+ binding properties of various gamma-carboxyglutamic acid (gla)-containing synthetic peptides with counterpart sequences in human protein C were investigated employing potentiometry with a Ca(2+)-selective electrode and titration calorimetric techniques. The shortest peptides, FL(gla)(gla)LR, DF(gla)(gla)AK, and the oxidized form of the cyclic(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional methods for conjugation of macromolecules, such as antibodies and reporter groups, typically yield a mixture ranging from unconjugated starting materials to large aggregates. We explored the use of a solid-phase process to allow improved control in conjugation of macromolecules for use in immunodiagnostic reagents. METHODS(More)
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