Gavril Petridis

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The substrate specificity of beef heart phosphodiesterase activity and of the phosphodiesterase activity at the cell surface of the cellular slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum has been investigated by measuring the apparent Km and maximal velocity (V) of 24 derivatives of adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cAMP). Several analogs have increased Km values, but(More)
The cellular slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum has an intracellular phosphodiesterase which specifically hydrolyzes cGMP. The enzyme is activated by low cGMP concentrations, and is involved in the reduction of chemoattractant-mediated elevations of cGMP levels. The interaction of 20 cGMP derivatives with the activator site and with the catalytic site of(More)
Cyclic nucleotide derivatives have been used as a tool to investigate the existence of distinctive activating and hydrolytic sites on the phosphodiesterase from rat liver activated by cGMP (guanosine 3',5'-monophosphate). This positively cooperative enzyme was stimulated up to 30-fold by 3 microM cGMP when 3 microM cAMP (adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate) was(More)
Hydrolysis of cyclic AMP and cyclic GMP analogues by a purified cGMP-stimulated phosphodiesterase from bovine adrenal tissue was investigated by reversed-phase HPLC. The results indicate that both a negative charge and an equatorial oxygen atom located at the cyclic phosphate residue are absolute requirements for the process of hydrolysis. Other(More)
Cyclic nucleotide derivatives have been used as a tool to characterize distinct catalytic sites on phosphodiesterase enzyme forms: the cGMP-stimulated enzyme from rat liver and the calmodulin-sensitive enzyme from rat or bovine brain. Under appropriate assay conditions, the analogues showed linear competitive inhibition with respect to cAMP (adenosine(More)
Caretta carettas, one of the members of Chelonidae family, live primarily in water, except the periods of their ovulation where they come out to the shores to lay their eggs. Following an incubation period of 50-60 days, the newborns return to sea water to continue their 10-12-year life. Studies using marking methodology of the animals have shown that(More)
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