Charles J Levin

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A DNA kinase has been partially purified from rat liver nuclei by a procedure which also yields DNA ligase. The kinase uses ATP to phosphorylate specifically the 5'-hydroxyl termini of oligodeoxynucleotides and of single- or double-stranded DNA, yielding 5'-phosphate termini and ADP. The kinase is inactive on RNA, or on oligodeoxynucleotides of chain length(More)
BACKGROUND Management of hemolysis in the setting of suspected device thrombosis in continuous-flow left ventricular assist device patients varies widely, ranging from watchful waiting with intensified antithrombotic therapy to early surgical device exchange. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of hemolysis events treated with surgical(More)
A highly purified DNA ligase from rat liver nuclei has been tested on DNA containing single-strand breaks ("nicks"); the DNA was present in several types of complexes which were chosen to serve as models for chromatin. These model systems included complexes of polylysine or histones with DNA as well as reconstituted chromatin preparations. In all these(More)
A DNA ligase has been extensively purified from nuclei of rat livers. The ligase seals single strand nicks in DNA with any of the four usual bases on either the 3 or 5 sides. It requires ATP and a divalent cation (Mg-2plus or Mn-2plus) for activity. At low Mg-2plus concentrations the activity is greatly stimulated by a variety of monovalent cations.(More)
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