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In the maize endosperm, the Opaque2 (O2) basic leucine zipper transcriptional activator regulates the expression of a subset of the zein seed storage protein gene family. Immunodetection of wild-type or mutant O2 polypeptides fractionated by SDS-PAGE resolved a closely spaced doublet migrating in the 68- to 72-kD range, whereas by using isoelectric(More)
Protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPases) have been implicated in the control of cell proliferation and differentiation. To isolate new members of this family potentially involved in cell growth regulation, we looked for PTPase sequences differently expressed in proliferating or quiescent NIH 3T3 fibroblasts. The full-length cDNA of one of these(More)
NAD glycohydrolase (NADase, EC 3.2.2.5) from Neurospora crassa conidia shows marked hydrophobic properties which are related to the self inhibition of the enzyme. Both aliphatic amines and carboxylic acids are able to inhibit noncompetitively the catalytic activity of the enzyme and the inhibition depends on the non-polar moiety of the substances. Also(More)
NAD glycohydrolase from Neurospora crassa conidia was purified by affinity chromatography on a column of polyclonal antibodies bound to an agarose matrix. The procedure was easy, non-denaturating and suitable for repetitive use of the gel. The enzyme obtained appeared homogeneous by sodiumdodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis.
There are numerous in vitro methods with which to investigate the mucoadhesive properties of polymers. One recent method is based on the measurement of rheological interactions between polymer and mucin, which implies the use of mucins isolated from the mucous tissue. The extraction and purification of glycoprotein fraction, which is responsible for(More)
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