Dan Besspiata

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Five reciprocal active site mutants of P450 1A1 and 1A2 and an additional mutant, Val/Leu-382 --> Ala, were constructed, expressed in Escherichia coli, and purified by Ni-NTA affinity chromatography. In nearly every case, the residue replacement led to loss of 7-methoxy- and 7-ethoxyresorufin O-dealkylase activity compared to the wild-type enzymes, except(More)
Key residue Val-382 in P450 1A1 has been predicted to interact with the alkoxy chain of resorufin derivatives. Therefore, we undertook a detailed analysis of substrate mobility in the active site of the P450 1A1 homology model and assessed the effect of mutations at position 382. Dynamic trajectories of 7-methoxy-, 7-ethoxy-, and 7-pentoxyresorufin(More)
Neurobiological mechanisms of human musculoskeletal pain are poorly understood. This case-control study tested the hypothesis that biomarkers within temporomandibular muscle and joint disorders (TMJD) subjects' masseter muscles or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) synovial fluid correlate with plasma biomarker concentrations. Fifty subjects were recruited and(More)
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