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BACKGROUND The first hemoglobin identified in bacteria was isolated from Vitreoscilla stercoraria (VtHb) as a homodimeric species. The wild-type protein has been reported to display medium oxygen affinity and cooperative ligand-binding properties. Moreover, VtHb can support aerobic growth in Escherichia coli with impaired terminal oxidase function. This(More)
Thermodynamics and kinetics for cyanide, azide, thiocyanate and imidazole binding to recombinant ferric Vitreoscilla sp. homodimeric hemoglobin (Vitreoscilla Hb) have been determined at pH 6.4 and 7.0, and 20.0 degrees C, in solution and in the crystalline state. Moreover, the three-dimensional structures of the diligated thiocyanate and imidazole(More)
The X-ray crystal structures of the aquo-met and cyano-met derivatives of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) myoglobin have been determined at 2.0 A resolution (R = 0.182, and 0.178, respectively). The results here reported, representing the first reptile globin solved by X-ray crystallography, have been analyzed in parallel with data for related(More)
FlgM is an anti-sigma factor of the flagellar-specific sigma (sigma) subunit of RNA polymerase in Bacillus subtilis, and it is responsible of the coupling of late flagellar gene expression to the completion of the hook-basal body structure. We have overproduced the protein in soluble form and characterized it. FlgM forms dimers as shown by gel exclusion(More)
Kinetics, thermodynamics and structural aspects of human alpha-thrombin (thrombin) inhibition by newly synthesized low molecular weight derivatives of alpha-azalysine have been investigated. The thrombin catalyzed hydrolysis of N-ethoxycarbonyl-D-Phe-Pro-alpha-azaLys p-nitrophenyl ester (Eoc-D-Phe-Pro-azaLys-ONp) and N-carbobenzoxy-Pro-alpha-azaLys(More)
We describe a second Italian family with primary Lipoprotein Lipase deficiency. A new mutation in exon 8 causes a Leu365- > Val change resulting in severe mass reduction and loss of enzyme activity. We suggest that this change interferes with the correct folding and stability of the protein and impairs the assembly of the active homodimer. The procedures(More)
Azide, cyanide, fluoride, imidazole, and pyridine binding to ferric and ferrous native horse heart cytochrome c and to its carboxymethylated derivative has been investigated, from the thermodynamic viewpoint, at pH 7.5 and 25.0 degrees C. Ligand affinity for ferric and ferrous carboxymethylated cytochrome c is higher by about 30- and 400-fold, respectively,(More)
Values of the association equilibrium constant (Ka) for the binding of the native and of the cyanogen bromide-cleaved bovine basic pancreatic trypsin inhibitor (native BPTI and [Hse lactone-52]-52,53-seco-BPTI, respectively) to neuraminidase-treated porcine pancreatic beta-kallikrein-B (kallikrein) and bovine alpha-chymotrypsin (chymotrypsin) have been(More)
The X-ray crystal structure of the formate derivative of ferric loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) Mb has been determined at 2.0 A resolution (R = 0.164) by difference Fourier techniques. Formate, sitting in the central part of the heme distal site, is coordinated to the heme iron as unidentate ligand, through the O1 oxygen atom, and is hydrogen bonded(More)