W H Holleman

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Human atrial natriuretic peptide [ANF(1-28)] contains five arginine residues and carries an overall positive change of four. It was hypothesized that atrial peptides may induce mast cell histamine release. In vitro, three atrial peptides [ANF(1-28), (3-28) and (5-28)] were demonstrated to induce dose-dependent histamine release from isolated rat peritoneal(More)
The trhombin-like activities from the snake venoms of two subspecies of Bothrops atrox, moojeni (type I) and marajoensis (type II), were purified to homogeneity by affinity chromatography on a support consisting of the inhibitor, p-aminobenzamidine, linked to Sepharose 4B with a spacer of diaminodipropylaminosuccinate. At room temperature the enzyme was not(More)
Atrial natriuretic peptides (ANPs) cause vasorelaxation, natriuresis and diuresis. Although the precise mechanism of action for these biological activities is not known, it has been established that ANPs can bind to specific membrane receptors and can cause an increase in intracellular cyclic GMP (cGMP) levels. In previously published studies we have probed(More)
The thrombin-like activities from the snake venoms of two subspecies of Bothrops atrox, moojeni (type I) and marajoensis (type II), were purified to homogeneity by affinity chromatography on a support consisting of the inhibitor, p-aminobenzamidine, linked to Sepharose 4B with a spacer of diaminodipropylaminosuccinate. At room temperature the enzyme was not(More)
To clarify contradicting observations on the identity of inactive renin and prorenin, inactive renin was completely purified from native human chorion laeve and the culture medium of human chorion cells. A 720,000-fold purification with 14% recovery was achieved from chorion laeve in 6 steps, including immunoaffinity chromatography on a monoclonal antibody(More)
Structure/activity studies on atrial natriuretic peptide ANP (1-28) have highlighted three portions of the native molecule as necessary for its biological responses. We have linked these three regions and excised the remaining segments to produce a family of small analogues (less than half the size of the parent) which demonstrate the full range of ANP's(More)