G. Zandonella

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The yeast genome contains two genes, designated as PLB2 and PLB3, that are 67% and 62% identical, respectively, to PLB1, which codes for a phospholipase B/lysophospholipase in yeast (Lee, S. K., Patton, J. L., Fido, M., Hines, L. K., Kohlwein, S. D., Paltauf, F., Henry, S. A., and Levin, D. E. (1994) J. Biol. Chem. 269, 19725-19730). Deletion and(More)
A new type of fluorogenic alkyldiacyl glycerols was synthesized and used as fluorogenic substrates for the analysis of lipase activities and stereoselectivities. These compounds contain perylene as a fluorophore and the trinitrophenylamino (TNP) residue as a quencher. Both substituents are covalently bound to the omega-ends of the sn-2 and sn-1 (3) acyl(More)
We synthesized two isomeric alkyldiacyl glycerols containing pyrene as a fluorescent reporter group bound to the omega end of both acyl chains. If located in the phospholipid monolayer of a vesicle both isomers showed intramolecular pyrene excimer fluorescence, indicating parallel orientation of both pyreneacyl chains in the lipid molecule. In micelles only(More)
1,2(2,3)-Diradylglycero O-(p-nitrophenyl) n-hexylphosphonates were synthesized, with the diradylglycerol moiety being di-O-octylglycerol, 1-O-hexadecyl-2-O-pyrenedecanylglycerol, or 1-O-octyl-2-oleoyl-glycerol, and tested for their ability to inactivate lipases from Chromobacterium viscosum (CVL) and Rhizopus oryzae (ROL). The experimental data indicate the(More)
We synthesized enantiomeric 1-O-alkyl-2,3-diacyl-sn-glycerol and 3-O-alkyl-1,2-diacyl-sn-glycerol containing pyrene as a fluorescent reporter and the trinitrophenylamino residue as a fluorescence quencher; both reporter groups were covalently bound to the omega end of the acyl chains at positions sn-2 and sn-3(1), respectively. The fluorescence of the(More)
Fluorescent triacylglycerol analogs were synthesized as covalent inhibitors of lipase activity. The respective 1(3), 2-O-dialkylglycero-3(1)-alkyl-phosphonic acid p-nitrophenyl esters contain a fluorescent pyrenealkyl chain and a long-chain alkyl residue bound to the sn-2 and sn-1(3) positions of glycerol, respectively. The phosphonic acid p-nitrophenyl(More)
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