Arnold J. Kaplan

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We investigated the nature of the light-induced, sodium-dependent acidification of the medium and the uptake of sodium by Synechococcus. The rate of acidification (net H(+) efflux) was strongly and specifically stimulated by sodium. The rates of acidification and sodium uptake were strongly affected by the pH of the medium; the optimal pH for both processes(More)
To identify ligands that bind to the N-terminal portion of human amyloid precursor protein (APP), we sought binding partners for a fragment of the ectodomain of human APP695 (sAPP(695)T). The probe bound to fragments of high molecular weight kininogen (HK) in rat cortical membrane preparations in vitro. Laser confocal microscopy indicated that APP and HK(More)
In order to study the metabolism of triacylglycerol in mycobacteria, an intracellular particulate triacylglycerol lipase (EC 3.1.1.3) was purified 800-fold from stationary phase cells of Mycobacterium phlei. Extraction of whole cell suspensions with 5% Triton X-100, followed by ion-exchange chromatography of the extract on two successive DEAE-cellulose(More)
Glycoprotein processing in Dictyostelium discoideum is characterized by enzyme catalyzed steps not reported in other organisms. One of these is the formation of a beta 1 --> 4 linkage between GlcNAc and the mannose linked to the core mannose in the alpha 1 --> 6 position of N-glycosides. A simple and sensitive assay for this GlcNAc transferase activity,(More)