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Class II chitinases (EC 3.2.1.14) are plant defense proteins. They hydrolyze chitin, an insoluble beta-1,4-linked polymer of N-acetylglucosamine (NAG), which is a major cell-wall component of many fungal hyphae. We previously reported the three-dimensional structure of the 26 kDa class II endochitinase from barley seeds at 2.8 A resolution, determined using(More)
Common variable immunodeficiency is the most common symptomatic primary immunodeficiency disease. The patients typically present with a long history of respiratory tract infections, sometimes sarcoid-like lesions and in rare cases boils. Heterogeneity of initial clinical manifestations as well as insufficient knowledge of the syndrome often delay the(More)
The leg of the stick insect, Carausius morosus, possesses a negative-feedback mechanism that controls the position of the femur-tibia joint. This system is known to function in the absence of active leg movements (Bassler, 1965, 1967, 1972a, b\ Bassler, Cruse & Pfluger, 1974; Bassler & Storrer, 1980; Godden, 1974; Storrer & Cruse, 1977; Cruse & Storrer,(More)
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