J. S. Graham

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A cDNA containing the complete amino acid-coding region of wound-induced tomato Inhibitor II was constructed in the plasmid pUC9. The open reading frame codes for 148 amino acids including a 25-amino acid signal sequence preceding the N-terminal lysine of the mature Inhibitor II. The Inhibitor II sequence exhibits two domains, one domain having a trypsin(More)
Levels of two wound-inducible serine proteinase inhibitors, called Inhibitor I and Inhibitor II, and their mRNAs were quantified in leaves of tomato (Lycopersicon escululentum (L.) Mill.) plants after wounding the leaves with a hemostat. A single wound on a lower leaf of 25-old tomato plants caused the accumulation of the two inhibitor proteins in wounded(More)
A cDNA containing the coding region for the complete amino acid sequence of wound-induced proteinase Inhibitor I from tomato leaves was constructed in the plasmid pUC9 and characterized. The open reading frame codes for a protein of 111 amino acids. This deduced amino acid sequence revealed the presence of a 42-amino acid N-terminal sequence that is not(More)
The cloning and analysis of a cDNA clone encoding the soybean metalloproteinase obtained by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and the rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) reaction are described. The cDNA was constructed from poly(A)+ RNA isolated from 15-17 day old leaves. The deduced amino acid sequence of the cDNA reveals that the plant metalloproteinase(More)
A gene coding for proteinase inhibitor I, whose expression is induced in tomato leaves (Lycopersicon esculentum L. var. Bonny Best) in response to wounding or insect attacks, was isolated from a genomic library and characterized. The nucleotide sequence revealed that the gene is complete and encodes the sequence of an inhibitor I cDNA that was previously(More)
A novel zinc endoproteinase has been sequenced and characterized from soybean leaves (Glycine max var Williams 82) and has been designated as Protein Identification Resource accession No. A41820 SMEP1 (soybean metalloendoproteinase 1). Comparison of the primary amino acid sequence with other zinc proteinases revealed the enzyme to be a new member of the(More)
We show that the majority of peroxidase activity in soybean (Glycine max var Williams 82) seeds is localized to the seed coat. A single isozyme is responsible for this activity and has been purified to electrophoretic homogeneity by successive chromatography on DEAE Sepharose Fast Flow, concanavalin A-Sepharose, and Sephadex G-75. The peroxidase exhibits a(More)
A metalloendoproteinase from leaves of soybean (Glycine max) has been purified 1160-fold to electrophoretic homogeneity. The native protein is monomeric with a molecular mass of 15 kilodaltons as estimated by gel filtration and 19 kilodaltons as estimated by denaturing gel electrophoresis. The enzyme has a pH optima of 8.0 to 9.0 using Azocoll as substrate.(More)
A polypeptide serologically related to the tobacco pathogenesis-related-1 family of proteins has been purified from the root tissue of maize (Zea mays L.), and the complete amino acid sequence has been determined. The mature protein has a calculated molecular weight of 14,970 and isoelectric point of 4.2. The maize protein shows 66 to 68% amino acid(More)
We recently published electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spin trapping results that demonstrated the enzymatic reduction of sulfur mustard sulfonium ions to carbon-based free radicals using an in vitro system containing sulfur mustard, cytochrome P450 reductase, NADPH, and the spin trap α-(4-pyridyl-1-oxide)-N-tert-butylnitrone (4-POBN) in buffer (A.A.(More)