Irene L Reyzer

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The binding of Zn(II) ions to human and bovine alpha-lactalbumin has been studied by fluorescence, scanning microcalorimetry, and proteolytic digestion. The intrinsic tryptophan fluorescence spectrum of Ca(II)-loaded alpha-lactalbumin is insensitive to Zn(II) binding to the strong cation binding sites (Zn:protein ratios up to 20), yet the thermal(More)
The enzyme beta-4-galactosyltransferase (GT) catalyzes the transfer of a galactosyl group from UDP-galactose to N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) on glycoproteins. In the presence of alpha-lactalbumin (alpha-LA), galactosyltransferase catalyzes the transfer of galactose to glucose to yield lactose. It is known that, in the absence of alpha-lactalbumin, Zn(II)(More)
N-Acetyl-L-glutamine decomposition products glutamine, glutamic acid, pyroglutamic acid, N-acetylglutamic acid, and a novel compound, N-(2,6-dioxo-3-piperidinyl) acetamide, have been identified by NMR and MS techniques. N-Acetylglutamine, a modified amino acid, offers greater chemical stability than glutamine in conditions that are experienced during(More)
Foods contain bioactive components that contribute to optimal health. Food-grade yeast may contain components that enhance cellular glucose metabolism. We tested the effect of brewer's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) extract (YE), in vitro on rat fat cell glucose transport, glucose metabolism to lipid, and lipolysis. YE was fractionated by reverse-phase(More)
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