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The alkaline proteinase from the mesophilic bacterium Bacillus mesentericus has been crystallized in a 1:1 complex with the inhibitor eglin-C from the medical leech. The crystals have cell dimensions of a = 43.0, b = 71.9, c = 48.3 A and beta = 110.0 degrees and are in the space group P2(1). Three-dimensional data to 2.0 A have been recorded on film from a(More)
Group V major allergen Phl p 5b of timothy grass pollen induces allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma in 90% of grass pollen-allergic patients. In addition to its allergenicity ribonuclease activity has recently been attributed to this 29-kDa protein. The allergen was expressed in Escherichia coli and subsequently purified. Spontaneous conversion of these(More)
The lactoperoxidase was prepared from buffalo milk and purified using CM-Sephadex C-50 and Sephadex G-100. The activity of the enzyme was measured using 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) diammonium salt as a chromogenic substrate at pH 6.0. The purified protein was crystallized from 0.01 M sodium phosphate buffer (pH 8.0) with 10%(v/v)(More)
Leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) is a polyfunctional molecule with significant and diverse biological activities. LIF is a glycoprotein secreted by a number of different cell types in vitro. It is induced in fibroblasts, lymphocytes, monocytes and astrocytes by various inducers such as serum, TNF, interleukin-IP and EGF. Due to extensive and variable(More)
Thermitase, the thermostable alkaline protease from Thermoactinomyces vulgaris, has been crystallised in a 1:1 complex with eglin, the inhibitor from the medical leech. Two large crystals were grown, with cell dimensions of a = 49.3 A, b = 67.3 A, c = 90.5 A and space group P2(1)2(1)2(1). The crystals are relatively tightly packed with Vm = 2.1 A3/Da.(More)
Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are a family of detoxification enzymes that catalyse the conjugation of glutathione to xenobiotic and endogenous electrophilic compounds, thus facilitating their elimination from cells. The recombinant Onchocerca volvulus GST2 has been expressed in Escherichia coli, purified and crystallized by the hanging-drop(More)
The venom of the common Indian krait (Bungarus caeruleus) contains about a dozen isoforms of phospholipase A2 (PLA2), which exist in different oligomeric forms as well as in complexes with low-molecular-weight ligands. The basic objective of multimerization and complexation is either to inactivate PLA2 in the venom for long-term storage, to generate a new(More)
. An active recombinant preparation of the carboxy-terminal ribonuclease H (RNase H) domain of HIV-I reverse transcriptase has produced crystals of several different forms, including a trigonal prism form (P3(1); a = b = 52.03, c = 113.9 A with two molecules per asymmetric unit) and a hexagonal tablet form (P6(2)22 or P6(4)22; a = b = 93.5, c = 74.1 A with(More)
Many attempts have been made to elucidate the three-dimensional structure from elongation factor Tu, but so far the only crystals suitable for X-ray crystallography contained a partially degraded protein. Here, we report the crystallization of a fully active, intact EF-Tu from thermus aquaticus. The crystals belong to hexagonal space group P6(3)(22) and(More)
The inhibition of serine proteinases by both synthetic and natural inhibitors has been widely studied. Eglin c is a small thermostable protein isolated from the leech, Hirudo medicinalis. Eglin c is a potent serine proteinase inhibitor. The three-dimensional structure of native eglin and of its complexes with a number of proteinases are known. We here(More)
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