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Structural basis for the spectral difference in luciferase bioluminescence
Fireflies communicate with each other by emitting yellow-green to yellow-orange brilliant light. The bioluminescence reaction, which uses luciferin, Mg-ATP and molecular oxygen to yield anExpand
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Molecular cloning and characterization of Bifidobacterium bifidum 1,2-alpha-L-fucosidase (AfcA), a novel inverting glycosidase (glycoside hydrolase family 95).
A genomic library of Bifidobacterium bifidum constructed in Escherichia coli was screened for the ability to hydrolyze the alpha-(1-->2) linkage of 2'-fucosyllactose, and a gene encodingExpand
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Identification and Molecular Cloning of a Novel Glycoside Hydrolase Family of Core 1 Type O-Glycan-specific Endo-α-N-acetylgalactosaminidase from Bifidobacterium longum*
We found endo-α-N-acetylgalactosaminidase in most bifidobacterial strains, which are predominant bacteria in the human colon. This enzyme catalyzes the liberation of galactosylExpand
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Purification, Characterization, and Cloning of a Spodoptera frugiperda Sf9 β-N-Acetylhexosaminidase That Hydrolyzes Terminal N-Acetylglucosamine on the N-Glycan Core*
Paucimannosidic glycans are often predominant in N-glycans produced by insect cells. However, a β-N-acetylhexosaminidase responsible for the generation of paucimannosidic glycans in lepidopteranExpand
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Design, synthesis, and evaluation of gamma-phosphono diester analogues of glutamate as highly potent inhibitors and active site probes of gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase.
Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT, EC 2.3.2.2) catalyzes the transfer of the gamma-glutamyl group of glutathione and related gamma-glutamyl amides to water (hydrolysis) or to amino acids andExpand
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Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of γ-Phosphono Diester Analogues of Glutamate as Highly Potent Inhibitors and Active Site Probes of γ-Glutamyl Transpeptidase†
γ-Glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT, EC 2.3.2.2) catalyzes the transfer of the γ-glutamyl group of glutathione and related γ-glutamyl amides to water (hydrolysis) or to amino acids and peptidesExpand
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Crystal structures of Escherichia coli gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase in complex with azaserine and acivicin: novel mechanistic implication for inhibition by glutamine antagonists.
gamma-Glutamyltranspeptidase (GGT) catalyzes the cleavage of such gamma-glutamyl compounds as glutathione, and the transfer of their gamma-glutamyl group to water or to other amino acids andExpand
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Structural basis for gating mechanisms of a eukaryotic P-glycoprotein homolog
Significance P-glycoprotein exports various hydrophobic chemicals in an ATP-dependent manner, determines their absorption and distribution in the body, and is involved in multidrug resistance (MDR)Expand
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A novel NADPH:diamide oxidoreductase activity in arabidopsis thaliana P1 zeta-crystallin.
The zeta-crystallin (ZCr) gene P1 of Arabidopsis thaliana, known to confer tolerance toward the oxidizing drug 1,1'-azobis(N, N-dimethylformamide) (diamide) to yeast [Babiychuk, E., Kushnir, S.,Expand
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Characterization of raspberry ketone/zingerone synthase, catalyzing the alpha, beta-hydrogenation of phenylbutenones in raspberry fruits.
Phenylbutanone raspberry ketone, accumulating in the mature fruits of raspberry (Rubus idaeus), imparts the characteristic aroma to the fruits. Here we describe the isolation and characterization ofExpand
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