Aurelio Serrano

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A cDNA fragment containing the Pisum sativum GapN gene, which encodes the non-phosphorylating glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, was cloned in a prokaryote expression vector. This construct enabled Escherichia coli strain W3CG, a mutant which lacks the glycolytic phosphorylating G3P dehydrogenase, to grow aerobically on sugars. The functionally(More)
BACKGROUND The circadian clock controls several important processes in plant development, including the phase transition from vegetative growth to flowering. In Arabidopsis thaliana, the circadian-regulated gene CONSTANS (CO) plays a central role in the photoperiodic control of the floral transition, one of the most conserved flowering responses among(More)
An NADPH-glutathione reductase (EC 1.6.4.2) has been purified 6,000-fold to electrophoretic homogeneity from the filamentous cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. strain 7119. The purified enzyme exhibits a specific activity of 249 U/mg and is characterized by being a dimeric flavin adenine dinucleotide-containing protein with a ratio of absorbance at 280 nm to(More)
A specific requirement for coenzyme Q in the maintenance of trans-plasma-membrane redox activity is demonstrated. Extraction of coenzyme Q from membranes resulted in inhibition of NADH-ascorbate free radical reductase (trans electron transport), and addition of coenzyme Q10 restored the activity. NADH-cytochrome c oxidoreductase (cis electron transport) did(More)
A cDNA corresponding to the coding region of VP1, the putative RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) was cloned and inserted into the genome of a vaccinia virus inducible expression vector. The molecular mass and antigenic reactivity of VP1 expressed in mammalian cells are identical to those of its counterpart expressed in(More)
Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH, EC.1.2.1.12) was purified to electrophoretic homogeneity from an amicronucleated strain of the ciliate Tetrahymena pyriformis using a three-step procedure. The native enzyme is an homotetramer of 145 kDa exhibiting absolute specificity for NAD. In its catalytic properties it is similar to other glycolytic(More)
Comparative studies between the proton-pumping, membrane-bound inorganic pyrophosphatases (H(+)-PPases) from hyperthermophilic and thermophilic prokaryotes and those from mesophilic organisms can now be performed because of very recent sequence data. Typical overall factors that contribute to protein thermostability are found in H(+)-PPases from(More)
Costa Rica is at the centre of the Mesoamerican biodiversity hotspot. Little is known about cyanobacteria from this region so far. Here, four isolates of the order Stigonematales (section V) were characterized in a polyphasic approach. All strains were isolated from geothermal sites and hot springs of Costa Rica. However, one of them, identified as(More)
Current evidence suggests the occurrence of two classes of vacuolar-type H(+)-translocating inorganic pyrophosphatases (V-PPases): K(+)-insensitive proteins, identified in eukaryotes, bacteria and archaea, and K(+)-stimulated V-PPases, identified to date only in eukaryotes. Here, we describe the functional characterization of a thermostable V-PPase from the(More)
The non-phosphorylating glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDHN, NADP+-specific, EC 1.2.1.9) is present in green eukaryotes and some Streptococcus strains. The present report describes the results of activity and immunoblot analyses, which were used to generate the first survey of bacterial GAPDHN distribution in a number of Bacillus, Streptococcus(More)