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Nitric oxide synthases (NOS) catalyze the synthesis of ubiquitous signaling molecule nitric oxide (NO) which controls numerous biological processes. Using a spectrofluorometric NOS assay, we have measured the rate of total NO production in the crude cell extracts of Schizosaccharomyces pombe. NO production was reduced in the absence of NOS cofactors(More)
We isolated and characterized a nickel (Ni2+)-resistant mutant (GA1) of Schizosaccharomyces pombe. This mutant strain displayed resistance to both Ni2+ and Zn2+, but not to Cd2+, Co2+, and Cu2+. The growth rate of GA1 increased proportionally with increasing Mg2+ concentrations until 50 mM Mg2+. The GA1 mutation phenotype suggests a defect in Mg2+ uptake.(More)
The invertase mutant defective in the glucose signaling pathway of Schizosaccharomyces pombe (ird11) is resistant to glucose repression. This mutant is able to consume sucrose alongside glucose and grows in glucose-containing media with a generation time close to that of the wild type. Intracellular oxidation, protein carbonyl, and reduced glutathione(More)
Heterologous expression systems can be utilized to great advantage in the study of cytochrome P450 enzymes. P450 3A4 is one of the major forms of cytochrome P450 found in liver. It is also involved in the metabolism of numerous widely used drugs and xenobiotics. In the present study human liver cytochrome P450 3A4 gene was transferred into the fission yeast(More)
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