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We present an algorithm to identify potential functional elements like protein binding sites in DNA sequences, solely from nucleotide sequence data. Prerequisites are a set of at least seven not closely related sequences with a common biological function which is correlated to one or more unknown sequence elements present in most but not necessarily all of(More)
MOTIVATION Software systems predicting automatically whether and how two proteins may interact are highly desirable, both for understanding biological processes and for the rational design of new proteins. As a part of a future complete solution to this problem, a bundle of programs is presented designed (i) to estimate initial docking positions for a given(More)
The effects of using an automated compounder for adding ingredients to parenteral nutrient (PN) base solutions was evaluated. Work-sampling methods were used to determine the amount of time spent by pharmacists and technicians in the production of PN solutions before and after the implementation of an automated device for adding ingredients to PN base(More)
Advanced sequencing techniques allow rapid deduction of individual amino acid sequences of highly related proteins. Due to their quasi-species nature, viral genomes (e.g. HIV-1) represent one of the most common sources of related proteins. Another example of related proteins are immunoglobulins. Local differences in amino acid conservation are useful(More)
With the growing number of known 3D protein structures, computing systems, that can predict where two protein molecules interact with each other is becoming of increasing interest. A system is presented, integrating preprocessing like the computation of molecular surfaces, segmentation, and searching for complementarity in the general framework of a pattern(More)
Expression of recombinant full length human alpha 2,6(N)sialyltransferase has been scaled-up in S. cerevisiae in a 150-l bioreactor yielding 47 U at a concentration of 0.31 U/l. The protein specific activity as measured in reconstituted yeast lyophilisate was 0.8 mU/mg protein. The recombinant enzyme exhibited similar Michaelis constants as previously(More)
Motivation: Software systems predicting automatically whether and how two proteins may interact are highly desirable, both, for understanding biological processes and for rational design of new proteins. As a part of a future complete solution to this problem a bundle of programs is presented designed (1) to estimate initial docking positions for a given(More)
Our department is committed to a process of continuous quality improvement focusing on delivering the best possible pharmaceutical care services. Three committees, each with representation from pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from all areas of the department, were convened in 1991 to 1992 to further identify areas for service enhancement and to plan(More)