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Escherichia coli Lon exhibits a varying degree of energy requirement toward hydrolysis of different substrates. Efficient degradation of protein substrates requires the binding and hydrolysis of ATP such that the intrinsic ATPase of Lon is enhanced during protein degradation. Degradation of synthetic tetrapeptides, by contrast, is achieved solely by ATP(More)
Hemostasis and thrombosis are highly complex and coordinated interfacial responses to vascular injury. In recent years, atomic force microscopy (AFM) has proven to be a very useful approach for studying hemostatic processes under near physiologic conditions. In this report, we review recent progress in the use of AFM for studying hemostatic processes,(More)
The kinetic properties of an adenine DNA methyltransferase involved in cell cycle regulation of Caulobacter crescentus have been elucidated by using defined unmethylated or hemimethylated DNA (DNAHM) substrates. Catalytic efficiency is significantly enhanced with a DNAHM substrate. Biphasic kinetic behavior during methyl incorporation is observed when(More)
Combinatorial libraries are a promising alternative for isolating catalytic antibodies produced by the immune system in response to the transition-state analog of a given reaction. Large, diverse panels of antibodies with high affinity for the transition-state analog can be isolated using screening or selection approaches. Furthermore, we have estimated(More)
The molecular weights of femtomole quantities of small peptides attached to polystyrene beads have been determined with imaging time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry. The analysis is made possible by the selective clipping of the bond linking the peptide to a bead with trifluoroacetic acid vapor before the secondary ion mass spectrometry assay. The(More)
Human chromosome band 16q24 commonly undergoes loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). To further localize the region of deletion on 16q24 and to evaluate the genetic role of 17-beta-HSD, which is near 16q24, in HCC, we examined the pattern of loss of heterozygosity in 88 HCC patients. DNAs from 88 pairs of HCCs and(More)
Composites of fibronectin/mineral and osteogenic growth peptide/mineral were synthesized on calcium phosphate coated substrates immersed in Dulbecco's phosphate-buffered saline solution containing biomolecules. The kinetics of coprecipitation for two biomolecules was similar, and the biomolecules participated in the formation of the crystal latticework and(More)
The topology of the binding site has been studied for two monoclonal antibodies 13G10 and 14H7, elicited against iron(III)-alpha,alpha,alpha,beta-meso-tetrakis(ortho-carboxyphenyl)porph yrin [alpha,alpha,alpha, beta-Fe[(o-COOHPh)4-porphyrin]], and which exhibit in the presence of this alpha,alpha,alpha, beta-Fe[(o-COOHPh)4-porphyrin] cofactor a peroxidase(More)