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Two active eEF-2 polypeptides of approximately 100 and 65 kDa were copurified from rat liver cells and separated. The fate of eEF-2 (100 kDa) during its binding to ribosomes and in the translocation step of the peptide elongation process was investigated. It was shown that eEF-2 (100 kDa) did not change its form during the process of binding to the(More)
In three cases of type IV osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), we identified unique point mutations in type I collagen alpha1(I) cDNA. In two cases, the appearance of dimers indicated the presence of cysteine substitutions in the alpha1(I) protein chain. Cyanogen bromide digestion localized these cross-links to CB8 and 3, respectively. In the third case, the(More)
The elongation factor 2 (eEF-2) protein kinase was isolated from rat liver cells, purified and partly characterized. It was found that the enzyme exists in an inactive form in the homogenate of rat liver. The active fraction of kinase eEF-2 was obtained after removal of the inhibitory substance by hydroxyapatite column chromatography. The purified enzyme is(More)
Various species of Taxus contain taxanes that promote polymerization and stabilization of microtubules. They have been reported as antineoplastic compounds with highly effective chemiotherapeutic application. A decrease in incorporation of the radiolabelled precursors into DNA, RNA and proteins in vivo has been reported too. The preliminary results have(More)
The activity of EF-2 was distinctly decreased after phosphorylation catalysed by a partly purified calmodulin and Ca2+ dependent protein kinase III. At the same time 32P from [gamma-32P]ATP was incorporated into EF-2 molecule. After dephosphorylation of EF-2 catalysed by alkaline phosphatase the activity of this factor was increased. This suggests that the(More)
Two fractions of eEF-2 (M(r) approx. 100,000 and M(r) approx. 65,000) were isolated from post-ribosomal supernatant of the rat liver cells. Only eEF-2, with mol. weight of about 100,000 Da, can be phosphorylated, but only eEF-2, with mol. weight of about 65,000 Da, was isolated from the active polyribosomes. The existence of two eEF-2 forms with different(More)
Elongation factor EF-1 from Guerin epithelioma was separated into two subunit forms EF-1A and EF-1B by chromatography in the presence of 25% glycerol, successively on CM-Sephadex and DEAE-Sephadex. It was shown that EF-1A is a thermolabile, single polypeptide which catalyses the binding of aminoacyl-tRNA to ribosomes, similarly as eukaryotic EF-1 alpha or(More)
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