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We have purified the protein for the enzyme sucrose phosphate synthase (SPS) from corn (Zea mays) leaves. Partially purified SPS protein was used to generate specific monoclonal antibodies. The following immunoaffinity chromatography allowed the isolation of pure SPS protein. The apparent molecular mass of the SPS polypeptide is 138 kilodaltons. By(More)
The binding of von Willebrand factor (vWF) to platelet glycoprotein (GP) Ib receptor is one of the initial events in thrombus formation. Previous studies have shown that RG12986, a reduced and alkylated recombinant fragment of vWF (Ser445-Val733), can inhibit binding of native vWF to GP Ib and offers potential as an anti-thrombotic agent. We have now(More)
Lipase from Candida cylindracea has been found to be a highly stereospecific catalyst suitable for preparative resolution of racemic acids and alcohols. Using (R, S)-2-(p-chlorophenoxy) propionic acid (whose R isomer is a herbicide) and (R, S)-sec-butanol (a versatile synthon) as model compounds, three alternative approaches to lipase-catalyzed(More)
Phosphofructokinase was immobilized within a protein membrane or on soluble protein polymers using glutaraldehyde as cross-linking reagent. The native enzyme was also modified chemically, using the cross-linking reagent alone. A comparative kinetic investigation of these preparations was carried out. The catalytic activity of the chemically modified enzyme(More)
Hydroxylation of Aniline by haemoglobin immobilized as cross-linked soluble polymers and insoluble particles was studied. Activity yields after immobilization as well as kinetic constants were estimated. Hydroxylase activities similar to liver microsomal cytochrome P450 activities were obtained.
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