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FK506-binding proteins (FKBPs) are cellular receptors for the immunosuppressant FK506 and rapamycin. They belong to the ubiquitous peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerases (PPIases) family, which can catalyze the cis/trans isomerization of peptidyl-prolyl bond in peptides and proteins. In previous work, we revealed that mouse FKBP23 binds immunoglobulin binding(More)
FK506 binding protein 23 from mouse (mFKBP23) is a peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase (PPIase) from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), which consists of an N-terminal PPIase domain and a C-terminal domain with Ca(2+) binding sites. The assay of adsorption from ER extract with glutathione S-transferase-mFKBP23 attached to glutathione-Sepharose 4B shows that(More)
Human nuclear cyclophilin 33 (hCyP33) was the first protein which was found to contain an RNA-binding motif and a PPIase domain. It was not known what cellular and physiological roles are played by the RNA-binding activity as well as the PPIase activity of hCyP33. In this paper, we investigated the binding specificity of hCyP33 to different cellular RNA(More)
A novel real-time quantitative method for measuring telomerase activity is described in which the duplex scorpion primer is used to provide an intramolecular probing mechanism for specific detection of telomerase activity. Using this method, linearity from 10 to 104 cells expressing telomerase activity could be obtained (R 2=0.994). The requirement of(More)
Residues 1-9 of M(12-26) (GLPALISWIKRKRQQ-NH2), the C-terminal 15-residue segment of melittin, were substituted individually to change the hydropathicities in these positions. Antimicrobial and hemolytic activities of these peptides were determined. The results showed increased antimicrobial activities with increased hydrophobicities at almost all the(More)
We introduce a new method, based on molecular imprinting, for purification of low-content cellular protein. This is a combination method that uses two types of protein-imprinting polymers (PIPs) synthesized with limited-length polymer chains that contain randomly distributed recognition sites, namely assistant recognition polymer chains, and uses cloned(More)
Peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans-isomerases (PPIases) are enzymes that can cis-trans-isomerize a Xaa-Pro peptide bond. Three families of PPIases are known: cyclophilins, FKBPs, and parvulins. The physiological functions of the PPIases are only poorly understood. In previous work, we reported that the mouse FK506-binding protein 23 (mFKBP23), which comprises an(More)
In our previous paper it was shown that the two C-terminal Gln residues of a C-terminal 15-residue fragment, Mel(12-26) (GLPALISWIKRKRQQ-NH2), of melittin and a series of individual substituted analogues might not involved in the interaction with bacterial membranes. In this paper, peptides with one and two Gln residues deletion, respectively, Mel(12-25)(More)
A 9-residue peptide, CP-1 (GLRILLLKV-NH(2)), is synthesized by solid-phase synthesis method. CP-1 is a C-terminal amidated derivative of a hydrophobic transmembrane segment (CP) of the T-cell antigen receptor (TCR) alpha-chain. CP-1 shows broad-spectrum antimicrobial activities against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria with the minimal inhibitory(More)