Antonio Fiengo

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Valine 114 in the D(109)AAILVVA sequence of elongation factor 1alpha from the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus (SsEF-1alpha) was substituted with an acidic (V114E), basic (V114K), or cavity-forming (V114A) residue, and the effects on the biochemical properties of the factor were investigated. This sequence is well-conserved among most of eukaryal and(More)
Fusidic acid (FA) and helvolic acid (HA) belong to a small family of naturally occurring steroidal antibiotics known as fusidanes. FA was studied for its ability to alter the biochemical properties supported by elongation factor 2 isolated from the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus (SsEF-2). Both poly(Phe) synthesis and ribosome-dependent GTPase (GTPase(r))(More)
The gene encoding the elongation factor 1alpha (EF-1alpha) from the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus strain MT3 (optimum growth temperature 75 degrees C) was cloned, sequenced and expressed in Escherichia coli. The structural and biochemical properties of the purified enzyme were compared to those of EF-1alpha isolated from S. solfataricus strain MT4(More)
BACKGROUND To understand the molecular changes underlying Helicobacter pylori-related gastric diseases is mandatory to prevent gastric cancer. Proteomic technology is providing a rapid expansion of the basic knowledge, particularly in the discovery of new biomarkers involved in the tumourigenesis. AIM To characterise changes in protein expression level of(More)
Interferon α (IFNα) induces both apoptosis and a counteracting epidermal growth factor Erk-dependent survival response in cancer cells. In this report, IFNα increased eukaryotic elongation factor 1A (eEF-1A) protein expression by inhibition of eEF-1A degradation via a proteasome-dependent pathway. The reduction of the expression level of eEF-1A by RNA(More)
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