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Penicillium antifungal protein (PAF) is a promising antimycotic without toxic effects on mammalian cells and therefore may represent a drug candidate against the often lethal Aspergillus infections that occur in humans. The pathogenesis of PAF on sensitive fungi involves G-protein coupled signalling followed by apoptosis. In the present study, the solution(More)
H1 histones, isolated from logarithmically growing and mitotically enriched human lymphoblastic T-cells (CCRF-CEM), were fractionated by reversed phase and hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography, subjected to enzymatic digestion, and analyzed by amino acid sequencing and mass spectrometry. During interphase the four H1 subtypes present in these cells(More)
The cell cycle-associated phosphorylation of histone H1.5 is manifested as three discrete phosphorylated forms, occurring exclusively on Ser(17), Ser(172), and Ser(188) during interphase. During late G2 and mitosis the up-phosphorylation occurs exclusively on threonine at either Thr(137) or Thr(154) to build the tetraphosphorylated forms of H1.5, whereas(More)
CONTEXT Previous studies have implicated a deficiency in the inflammatory response in women who develop endometriosis. The specific immunological deficits have not been completely elucidated. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to identify differences in protein expression in serum that might shed light on the pathophysiology of endometriosis. DESIGN AND(More)
During normal spermatogenesis, the testis-specific linker histone H1t appears at pachytene stage becomes phosphorylated in early spermatids and disappears in late spermatids. Using reversed-phase and hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography, H1t from rat and mouse testes was isolated, subjected to enzymatic digestion, and analyzed by mass spectrometry.(More)
Methylation of the N-terminal region of histones was first described more than 35 years ago, but its biological significance has remained unclear. Proposed functions range from transcriptional regulation to the higher order packing of chromatin in progress of mitotic condensation. Primarily because of the recent discovery of the SET domain-depending(More)
The replacement linker histones H1(0) and H5 are present in frog and chicken erythrocytes, respectively, and their accumulation coincides with cessation of proliferation and compaction of chromatin. These cells have been analyzed for the affinity of linker histones for chromatin with cytochemical and biochemical methods. Our results show a stronger(More)
A new two-step high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) procedure has been developed to separate modified histone H1 subtypes. Reversed-phase (RP) HPLC followed by hydrophilic-interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC) was used for analytical and semi-preparative scale fractionation of multi-phosphorylated H1 histone subtypes into their(More)
Alkylglycerol monooxygenase (glyceryl-ether monooxygenase, EC 1.14.16.5) is the only enzyme known to cleave the O-alkyl bond of ether lipids which are essential components of brain membranes, protect the eye from cataract, interfere or mediate signalling processes, and are required for spermatogenesis. Along with phenylalanine hydroxylase, tyrosine(More)
Antiangiogenic effects of the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib were analyzed on tumor xenografts in vivo. Bortezomib strongly inhibited angiogenesis and vascularization in the chicken chorioallantoic membrane. Bortezomib's inhibitory effects on chorioallantoic membrane vascularization were abrogated in the presence of distinct tumor xenografts, thanks to a(More)