Dejan M. Petrović

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Male hooded rats (350 to 450 g) were sham-castrated, castrated and implanted with testosterone-filled, or castrated and implanted with empty Silastic tubes. Twenty-four hours postoperatively the animals in each group were housed with a female or a male similar in size to the female. Beginning one week following surgery and continuing for three weeks(More)
Female hooded rats were ovariectomized and implanted with a single testosterone-filled Silastic tube or an empty tube. The tube size was one which allowed a release of testosterone at the high end of the mean normal serum testosterone concentration for intact females. Following a 7-day recovery period, all rats were placed on a 23-hr food-deprivation(More)
The lysin motif (LysM) is a peptidoglycan binding protein domain found in a wide range of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Various techniques have been used to study the LysM-ligand interaction, but a sensitive spectroscopic method to directly monitor this interaction has not been reported. Here a tryptophan analog fluorescence spectroscopy approach is presented(More)
Biosynthetic incorporation of tryptophan (Trp) analogues in recombinant proteins using an E. coli Trp auxotroph expression host is limited to analogues modified with a small substituent like a fluoro atom or a hydroxyl or amine group. We report here the efficient incorporation (>89 %) of chloro- and bromo atoms containing Trp analogues in alloproteins at(More)
A wire-wrapped wooden dowel was inserted through the wall of the nest compartment of a two-compartment box. There were four conditions. Some lactating female rats were shocked by the dowel when they first touched it, and some were not, after which the dowel was either immediately withdrawn from the chamber or left in place for the duration of the ensuing(More)
Female rats were individually housed with a single castrated male with a testosterone implant that maintained sexual and aggressive behavior. At weekly intervals, the resident male was removed and an unfamiliar female intruder was introduced into the colony. Attacks, bites, on-top, and piloerection of the resident female toward the intruder were scored.(More)
Male hooded rats (350 to 450 g) were castrated and given subcutaneous implants of testosterone-filled or empty Silastic tubes. Four weeks later, half of the animals with testosterone implants were housed with an animal with an empty implant and left for 6 weeks. The other animals were adapted to a food-deprivation schedule, housed in(More)
Male hooded rats were castrated and implanted with testosterone-filled Silastic tubes appropriate for maintaining a normal average serum testosterone concentration. They were then given lesions of the medial accumbens nucleus or sham lesions. Twenty-four hours postoperatively each male was housed with a female. Beginning 7 days following pairing and(More)
Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) are important for the enzymatic conversion of biomass and seem to play a key role in degradation of the plant cell wall. In this study, we characterize an LPMO from the fungal plant pathogen Fusarium graminearum (FgLPMO9A) that catalyzes the mixed C1/C4 oxidative cleavage of cellulose and xyloglucan, but is(More)
Fungi secrete a set of glycoside hydrolases and lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) to degrade plant polysaccharides. Brown-rot fungi, such as Gloeophyllum trabeum, tend to have few LPMOs, and information on these enzymes is scarce. The genome of G. trabeum encodes four auxiliary activity 9 (AA9) LPMOs (GtLPMO9s), whose coding sequences were(More)