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A purification scheme involving ion exchange chromatography on diethylaminoethyl (DEAE) cellulose, carboxymethyl (CM) cellulose, and Q-Sepharose, followed by fast protein liquid chromatography-gel filtration on Superdex 75, was utilized to isolate a laccase from the fruiting bodies of the mushroom Pleurotus eryngii. The laccase was adsorbed on(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 protein demonstrating laccase activity and potent inhibitory activity towards human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 reverse transcriptase (IC50 1.2 microM) was isolated from fresh fruiting bodies of the medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum. The laccase had a novel N-terminal sequence and a molecular mass of 75 kDa, which is higher than the range (55-56(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)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the mushroom Coriolus versicolor on cells of the immune system. The cultured mycelia of the mushroom Coriolus versicolor and their culture medium were separately extracted with boiling water. The resulting polysaccharopeptide preparations were designated intramycelial (IM) and extramycelial materials(More)
Ribosome inactivating proteins (RIPs) are enzymes that inactivate ribosomes by eliminating one or more adenosine residues from rRNA, a 9,567-Da RIP with a novel N-terminal sequence was isolated from fresh fruiting bodies of the mushroom Hypsizigus marmoreus. The protein was unadsorbed on DEAE-cellulose, adsorbed on Affi-gel blue gel, and appeared as a(More)
A novel phytase was isolated from Aspergillus ficuum NTG-23 with a procedure involving ion-exchange chromatography on DEAE-cellulose, CM-cellulose and FPLC-gel filtration on Superdex 75. The protein exhibited a molecular mass of 65.5kDa in gel filtration and SDS-PAGE. It possessed an optimal pH of 1.3 and an optimal temperature of 67 degrees C, and(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)
Walnut, Juglans regia L., is known for its insecticidal activities to a range of herbivores and microbes. Isolation and identification of bioactive compounds from walnut is a potential approach for the development of new pesticides. Laboratory experiments were carried out to investigate the acaricidal activities of green husk extracts of walnut.(More)