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Traffic Safety Administration , in the interest of information exchange. The opinions, findings and conclusions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the Department of Transportation or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The United States Government assumes no liability for its contents or use(More)
Carboxy-terminal lysine residues on the surface of cells and fibrin bind plasminogen and control its activation. Since plasma contains basic carboxypeptidases, which remove carboxy-terminal lysines from protein substrates, we investigated if these enzymes are involved in the regulation of plasminogen binding sites. Plasma reduced plasminogen binding to(More)
Recently we reported the isolation and cloning of a novel plasma procarboxypeptidase B that binds plasminogen [Eaton, D. L., Malloy, B. E., Tsai, S. P., Henzel, W., & Drayna, D. (1991) J. Biol. Chem. 266, 21833-21838]. This plasma procarboxypeptidase is structurally similar to tissue procarboxypeptidases, and initial substrate studies showed that this(More)
Glutamate-166 of the Bacillus licheniformis beta-lactamase was specifically mutated to aspartate and cysteine in order to probe the function of this residue in catalysis. In both cases, a large decrease in activity (kcat/Km was 3.5 x 10(-5) smaller for E166C and 1 x 10(-3) smaller for E166D than for the wild-type) was observed, although the kinetics for the(More)
Site-specific mutation of Glu-166 to Ala in beta-lactamase causes a millionfold reduction in catalytic activity toward both penicillin and cephalosporin substrates and results in the stoichiometric accumulation of a normally transient acyl-enzyme intermediate. Kinetic analysis indicated that substitution of Glu-166 by Ala leads to negligible effect on the(More)
Monoamine oxidases A and B have identical flavin sites but different, although overlapping, amine substrate specificity. Reoxidation of ternary complexes containing substrate is much faster than of free enzyme, and the enhancement is greater in the A form than the B form. The oxidative half-reaction was studied with a variety of substrates to elucidate the(More)
The ubiquinone pool in mitochondrial membranes serves as an electron carrier between both NADH-coenzyme Q oxidoreductase (Complex I) and succinate-coenzyme Q oxidoreductase (Complex II) and ubiquinol-cytochrome-c oxidoreductase (Complex III). It has been reported (Saitoh, I., Miyoshi, H., Shimizu, R., and Iwamura, H. (1992) Eur. J. Biochem. 209, 73-79) that(More)
Traffic Safety Administration , in the interest of information exchange. The opinions, findings and conclusions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the Department of Transportation or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The United States Government assumes no liability for its contents or use(More)
The introduction of a methylene bridge between the phenyl and tetrahydropyridyl moieties of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) results in increased selectivity for monoamine oxidase B (MAO B) over monoamine oxidase A (MAO A). However, lengthening of this bridge results in a total loss of selectivity. In the present study, a number of(More)
Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) is an effective inhibitor of Lactobacillus casei thymidylate synthase (TS), competitive with respect to the nucleotide substrate dUMP (Chen et al., 1989). The UV/vis difference spectra of TS-PLP complexes show lambda max at 328 nm due to the specific interaction between Cys 198 of TS and PLP to form a thiohemiacetal, and lambda(More)