Ernst Epstein

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Various Streptomyces spp. including S. violaceus, S. scabies, S. griseus, S. exfoliatus, S. coelicolor and S. lividans secrete indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) when fed with L-tryptophan (Trp). Production of IAA was detected in Streptomyces strains causing potato scab as well as in non-pathogenic strains. The pathways for IAA synthesis from Trp were investigated(More)
A description of the extensive literature on the methodologies for the determination of serum phosphate has been reviewed. The evolution of the various phases of the analytical techniques developed in the last century leading to the simplified, sensitive and accurate procedures of the present have been presented in some detail. A procedure involving a(More)
The enzyme alkaline phosphatase is an important serum analyte and its elevation in serum is correlated with the pressure of bone, liver, and other diseases. The analysis of the isoenzymes of alkaline phosphatase is an aid in diagnosing liver and/or bone disease, especially the high molecular weight isoenzymes that appear in cholestatic liver disease.
Erythrokeratodermias are a clinically heterogeneous group of rare autosomal dominant disorders of cornification with overlapping features including hyperkeratosis and erythema. We ascertained five extended pedigrees with different phenotypes for a linkage study. Three families presented with localized erythrokeratodermia variabilis, and one with(More)