Wendy Gillespie

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Sequence information obtained by NH2-terminal sequence analysis of two molecular weight forms (45 and 48 kDa) of the porcine Gal beta 1,3GalNAc alpha 2,3-sialyltransferase was used to clone a full-length cDNA of the enzyme. The cDNA sequence revealed an open reading frame coding for 343 amino acids and a putative domain structure consisting of a short(More)
Staining of thymus tissue with the plant lectin peanut agglutinin (PNA) is a classic technique for defining the cortical (PNA+) and medullary (PNA-) regions of this tissue. These two regions are primarily composed of immature and mature thymocytes, respectively. Conversion of the PNA+ to the PNA- phenotype has been attributed to masking of the cell surface(More)
Four oestrogen-regulated proteins of reported prognostic value, oestrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), pS2 and cathepsin D (Cat D), have been quantified by immunoassays, and the latter studied by immunohistochemistry (IHC) in primary tumours from clinically node-negative early breast cancer patients, entered into a trial of breast conservation(More)
A multicenter evaluation was undertaken to evaluate the performance of a new three-color peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization assay that identifies isolates directly from blood cultures positive for Gram-negative bacilli (GNB). The assay correctly identified 100% (186/186) of the Escherichia coli isolates, 99.1% (109/110) of the(More)
Tenascin is an extracellular matrix protein that is postulated to modulate tissue differentiation and cell migration during development. cDNA clones for tenascin were isolated from a cDNA library of adult porcine submaxillary glands. Three forms of tenascin clones were observed which varied with the number (8-10) of fibronectin type III (FN-III) domains. A(More)
Peptide inhibitors, specifically labeled at the alpha-amino terminus by dansylation, have been prepared by utilizing solid-phase peptide synthesis. Changes in fluorescence have been observed upon mixing these peptides with porcine pepsin that can be attributed to the formation of at least two complexes. Energy transfer between tryptophan residues of the(More)
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