Gitte Ebert Petersen

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Affinity tags are highly efficient tools for protein purification. They allow the purification of virtually any protein without any prior knowledge of its biochemical properties. The use of affinity tags has therefore become widespread in several areas of research e.g., high throughput expression studies aimed at finding a biological function to large(More)
In eukaryotic cells deoxyribonucleoside kinases belonging to three phylogenetic sub-families have been found: (i) thymidine kinase 1 (TK1)-like enzymes, which are strictly pyrimidine deoxyribonucleoside-specific kinases; (ii) TK2-like enzymes, which include pyrimidine deoxyribonucleoside kinases and a single multisubstrate kinase from Drosophila(More)
A method is presented that allows the identification and quantitative characterization of metal binding sites in proteins using paramagnetic nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The method relies on the nonselective longitudinal relaxation rates of the amide protons and their dependence on the paramagnetic metal ion concentration and the pH, and on the(More)
In mammals four deoxyribonucleoside kinases, with a relatively restricted specificity, catalyze the phosphorylation of the four natural deoxyribonucleosides. When cultured mosquito cells, originating from the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae, were examined for deoxyribonucleoside kinase activities, only a single enzyme was isolated. Subsequently, the(More)
Human dipeptidyl peptidase I (hDPPI, cathepsin C, EC 3.4.14.1) is a novel putative drug target for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Using 1 as a starting point (IC50>10 microM), we have improved potency by more than 500-fold and successfully identified novel inhibitors of DPPI via screening of a one-bead-two-compounds library of semicarbazide(More)
hDDPI (human dipeptidyl peptidase I) is a lysosomal cysteine protease involved in zymogen activation of granule-associated proteases, including granzymes A and B from cytotoxic T-lymphocytes and natural killer cells, cathepsin G and neutrophil elastase, and mast cell tryptase and chymase. In the present paper, we provide the first crystal structure of an(More)
Honeybees are an important component of modern agricultural systems, and a fascinating and scientifically engrossing insect. Honeybees are not commonly used as model systems for understanding development in insects despite their importance in agriculture. Honeybee embryogenesis, while being superficially similar to Drosophila, is molecularly very different,(More)
In mammals four deoxyribonucleoside kinases, with a relatively restricted speci®city, catalyze the phosphorylation of the four natural deoxyribonucleosides. When cultured mosquito cells, originating from the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae, were examined for deoxyribonucleoside kinase activities, only a single enzyme was isolated. Subsequently, the(More)
The use of affinity tags and especially histidine tags (His-tags) has become widespread in molecular biology for the efficient purification of recombinant proteins. In some cases, the presence of the affinity tag in the recombinant protein is unwanted or may represent a disadvantage for the projected use of the protein, like in clinical, functional or(More)
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