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The nonreceptor tyrosine kinase Src has been implicated in the switching of signaling of beta2-adrenergic receptors from adenylylcyclase coupling to the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway. In the current work, we demonstrate that Src plays an active role in the agonist-induced desensitization of beta2-adrenergic receptors. Both the expression of(More)
From the fruiting bodies of the edible mushroom Flammulina velutipes a single-chained ribosome inactivating protein with a molecular weight of 13.8 kDa was isolated with a procedure involving ion exchange chromatography on DEAE-cellulose and SP-Sepharose and affinity chromatography on Affi-gel blue gel. The protein was novel in that it possessed a molecular(More)
  • H X Wang, T B Ng
  • 2001
From the fresh sclerotia of the mushroom Pleurotus tuber-regium, a potent homodimeric ribonuclease exhibiting a molecular weight of 29 kDa in FPLC-gel filtration and sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis was isolated. The protein was unadsorbed on DEAE-cellulose and adsorbed on Affi-gel blue gel, CM-cellulose and Mono S. It manifested(More)
To date only a ribonuclease and a protein with anti-HIV-1 reverse transcriptase activity have been isolated from mushrooms of the genus Russula. In this study a novel lectin, with a molecular weight of 32 kDa, and a unique N-terminal sequence different from other lectins, was isolated from the mushroom Russula lepida. It represents the first lectin isolated(More)
A laccase with a novel N-terminal sequence, a molecular mass of 63kDa, and inhibitory activity toward HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (IC(50)=9.5microM) was isolated from dried fruiting bodies of the monkey head mushroom Hericium erinaceum. A chromatographic procedure involving ion exchange chromatography on DEAE-cellulose, CM-cellulose, and Q-Sepharose and(More)
The objective of the present study was to isolate a lectin from fresh fruiting bodies of the mushroom Pleurotus citrinopileatus and examine it for various biological activities. The isolation procedure comprised ion exchange chromatography on DEAE-cellulose, CM-celluloses, and Q-Sepharose, and gel filtration on Superdex 75. A homodimeric 32.4 kDa lectin(More)
A laccase with a novel N-terminal sequence, a low molecular mass of 43 kDa smaller than those of previously reported laccases, a pH optimum of 4, and a temperature optimum at 70 degrees C was isolated from fresh fruiting bodies of the mushroom Tricholoma giganteum. The activity of the enzyme rose steadily from 20 to 50 degrees C, increased very slowly from(More)
A dimeric lectin, composed of subunits with a molecular weight of 40 and 41 kDa, respectively, and demonstrating similarity in N-terminal sequence to each other and to Aleuria aurantia lectin, was isolated from fresh fruiting bodies of the edible mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus. The lectin was unadsorbed on DEAE-cellulose in 10 mmol/L phosphate buffer (pH(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs of 19-25 nucleotides that are involved in the regulation of critical cell processes such as apoptosis, cell proliferation and differentiation. However, little is known about the role of miRNAs in granulopoiesis. Here, we report the expression of miRNAs in acute promyelocytic leukemia patients and cell lines(More)
TML-1 and TML-2 were two lectins isolated from the mushroom Tricholoma mongolicum. They did not differ appreciably in their pH stability and cationic requirement for hemagglutinating activity. They both stimulated the production of nitrite ions and activated the macrophages in mice. The two lectins were able to inhibit the growth of implanted sarcoma 180(More)