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The fatty-acylation-deficient bovine endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) mutant (Gly-2 to Ala-2, G2AeNOS) was purified from a baculovirus overexpression system. The purified protein was soluble and highly active (0.2-0.7 micromol of l-citrulline. mg-1.min-1), contained 0. 77+/-0.01 equivalent of haem per subunit, showed a Soret maximum at 396 nm, and exhibited(More)
The properties of neuronal nitric oxide synthase containing one tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) per dimer [nNOS(BH4+)] were compared to those of the BH4-free enzyme [nNOS(BH4-)]. The stimulation by BH4 of the formation of L-citrulline at the expense of H2O2 production unambiguously demonstrated that BH4 is essential in coupling reductive oxygen activation to Arg(More)
Structural and mechanistic studies show that when the selection criteria of the immune system are changed, catalytic antibodies that have the efficiency of natural enzymes evolve, but the catalytic antibodies are much more accepting of a wide range of substrates. The catalytic antibodies were prepared by reactive immunization, a process whereby the(More)
The chemistry of preformed enamines, especially their use as enolate equivalents, has been a well-investigated area of research since the early 1950s. However, enamine catalysis, the catalysis of carbonyl transformations via enamine intermediates by using primary and secondary amines as catalysts, has only been fully appreciated as a powerful strategy for(More)
Acetals are molecular substructures that contain two oxygen-carbon single bonds at the same carbon atom, and are used in cells to construct carbohydrates and numerous other molecules. A distinctive subgroup are spiroacetals, acetals joining two rings, which occur in a broad range of biologically active compounds, including small insect pheromones and more(More)