William T Moore

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An expanded library of murine monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) was generated by infecting BALB/C mice with the Therien strain of rubella virus (RV) and selecting secreting hybrids by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using purified virion targets. A panel of plasmids containing specified RV cDNA fragments was also constructed by using a variety of(More)
We have previously identified a 13-residue cyclic peptide, Compstatin, that binds to complement component C3 and inhibits complement activation. Herein, we describe the binding kinetics, structure-activity relationship, and biotransformation of Compstatin. Biomolecular interaction analysis using surface-plasmon resonance showed that Compstatin bound to(More)
To gain further insight into the evolutionary history of the complement proteins C3, C4, and C5 we have now cloned the fifth component of complement from a rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) liver cDNA library; this is the first report of C5 cloning in a species other than human and mouse. The deduced amino acid sequence of a partial cDNA clone (2.25kb),(More)
Glycoprotein D (gD) is a structural component of the herpes simplex virus (HSV) envelope which is essential for virus entry into host cells. Chinese hamster ovary (CHO-K1) cells are one of the few cell types which are nonpermissive for the entry of many HSV strains. However, when these cells are transformed with the gene for the herpesvirus entry mediator(More)
The molecular mechanisms involved in the interaction of complement receptor 2 (CR2) with its natural ligands iC3b and C3d are still not well understood. In addition, studies regarding the binding site(s) of the receptor on C3 as well as the affinities of the C3 fragments for CR2 have produced contradictory results. In the present study, we have used surface(More)
Human FSH consists of a mixture of isoforms that can be separated on the basis of differences in negative charge conferred by variations in the numbers of sialic acid residues that terminate oligosaccharide branches. Western analysis of human FSH isoforms separated by chromatofocusing revealed the presence of two human FSHbeta isoforms that differed in(More)
A biochemical analysis of glycoprotein C (gC of herpes simplex virus was undertaken to further characterize the structure of the glycoprotein and to determine its disulfide bond arrangement. We used three recombinant forms of gC, gC1(457t), gC1(delta33-123t), and gC2(426t), each truncated prior to the transmembrane region. The proteins were expressed and(More)
Hybrid hormones were created using combinations of equine (e) LH, eFSH, and eCG alpha- and beta-subunit preparations. The efficiency of eFSH beta association was highest with eLH alpha (64-72%) and was lowest with eCG alpha (37-50%). Selective removal of alphaAsn56 oligosaccharide increased heterodimerization efficiency by 9-20% for eLH alpha, by 21-28% for(More)
Bone mineral content was determined in the radius of 29 osteoporotic patients by the photon absorption method. Mineral content was within the normal range in nine of 24 osteoporotic women. Ratios representing the bone mineral content in the proximal and distal areas of the radius did not distinguish osteoporotic subjects or patients with hyperparathyroidism(More)
Phospho- and unphospho- peptides were used to define the essential sequence for a tau epitope, which is recognized by Tau-1 antibody and phosphorylated in Alzheimer's disease (AD). The epitope was mapped within the amino acid residues 192-199 of tau and was phosphorylated by the p34cdc2/p58cyclin A proline directed kinase (PDPK), but not by purified mitogen(More)