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Hereditary risk determinants of venous thrombosis have been reported to be associated with severe preeclampsia. So far there are no data to support whether these risk determinants are related to the time of onset of severe preeclampsia. We used a case-control design, studying 97 women with severe preeclampsia in previous pregnancies and 277 normal women, to(More)
The actions of the wildtype and a truncated alpha-cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase from Klebsiella pneumoniae strain M 5 al on malto-oligosaccharides showed no significant differences, and there was marked dependence of the kinetic parameters on the chain lengths of the substrate. The action of the beta-cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase from Bacillus(More)
The analysis of the (1 leads to 4)-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl transfer-products from some linear and cyclic substrates by quantitative h.p.l.c. illuminated the mode of action of the cyclodextrin glycosyltransferases [1 leads to 4)-alpha-D-glucan:[(1 leads to 4)-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl]transferase (cyclising), EC from Klebsiella pneumoniae M 5 al and(More)
The efficacy of early breast cancer detection programmes seems to be mainly influenced by the awareness of breast cancer in general among healthy women. This study aimed to provide information about women's understanding of breast cancer incidence and risk of disease. Based on a newly developed questionnaire 2108 healthy women were asked about their(More)
1. The strain M 5 al of Klebsiella pneumoniae grows excellently with starches. We were able to show that besides the pullulanase associated with the external membrane of the cells the bacterium produces an inducible, extracellular cyclodextrin glucanotransferase [1,4-alpha-D-glucan-4-alpha-(1,4-alpha-glucano)-transferase (cyclising) (EC]. Potato(More)
The substrate qualities of malto-oligosaccharides for the disproportionation reaction catalysed by the cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase [(1----4)-alpha-D-glucan:[(1----4)-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl]transferase (cyclising) EC] from Klebsiella pneumoniae M 5 al have been re-investigated. Maltose failed to be homologised with measurable velocity. The(More)
The time course of the (1 leads to 4)-alpha-D-glucopyranosyltransfer reactions catalyzed by the cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase ((1 leads to 4)-alpha-D-glucan: [(1 leads to 4)-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl]transferase (cyclizing), EC, CGT) from Klebsiella pneumoniae was studied with several commercial amyloses, potato starch, and amylopectin,(More)
Ethoxyformylation with diethyl pyrocarbonate of approximately 1.5 His residues per molecule of enzyme reduced the cyclising activity of both the alpha-cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase from Klebsiella pneumoniae strain M 5 al and the beta-cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase from Bacillus circulans strain 8 by greater than 90%. Pre-incubation with substrate(More)
The effect of various acceptors on the cyclization and chain-shortening reaction of amylose catalyzed by cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase [(1 leads to 4)-alpha-D-glucan: [(1 leads to 4)-alpha-D-glycopyranosyl]transferase (cycling) EC] from Klebsiella pneumoniae M 5 al was studied by use of photometric-assay methods. The requirements for the(More)