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A reporter group delivery system with both absolute and selective specificity for thiol groups and an improved fluorescent probe containing the 7-nitrobenzo-2-oxa-1,3-diazole moiety.
1. 4-(N-2-Aminoethyl2'-pyridyl disulphide)-7-nitrobenzo-2-oxa-1,3-diazole (compound I) was synthesized and evaluated as a fluorescent labelling reagent for thiol groups. 2. The design of compound (I)Expand
Mechanism of the reaction of papain with substrate-derived diazomethyl ketones. Implications for the difference in site specificity of halomethyl ketones for serine proteinases and cysteine
The reactions of papain (EC with substrate-derived diazomethyl ketones reported by Leary, Larsen, Watanabe & Shaw [Biochemistry (1977) 16, 5857--5861] are unusual in that (i) these reagentsExpand
A 13C-NMR study of the inhibition of papain by a dipeptide-glyoxal inhibitor.
Z-Phe-Ala-glyoxal (where Z is benzyloxycarbonyl) has been synthesized and shown to be a competitive inhibitor of papain with a K(i)=3.30+/-0.25 nM. (13)C-NMR has been used to show that in aqueousExpand
Crystal structure of delta-chymotrypsin bound to a peptidyl chloromethyl ketone inhibitor.
Chymotrypsin is a member of the trypsin family of serine proteases and is one of the first proteins successfully studied by X-ray crystallography. It is secreted into the intestine as the inactiveExpand
Differences in the interaction of the catalytic groups of the active centres of actinidin and papain. Rapid purification of fully active actinidin by covalent chromatography and characterization of
1. A rapid method of isolation of fully active actinidin, the cysteine proteinase from Actinidia chinensis (Chinese gooseberry or kiwifruit), by covalent chromatography, was devised. 2. The activeExpand
Evidence that the lack of high catalytic activity of thiolsubtilisin towards specific substrates may be due to an inappropriately located proton-distribution system. Demonstration of highly
The active centre of the semi-synthetic enzyme thiolsubtilisin was investigated by studying the kinetics of the reaction of the thiol group of cysteine-221 with the thiol-specific two-protonic-stateExpand
Differences in the chemical and catalytic characteristics of two crystallographically 'identical' enzyme catalytic sites. Characterization of actinidin and papain by a combination of pH-dependent
The characteristics of actinidin (EC and papain (EC, two cysteine proteinases whose catalytic-site regions appear to superimpose to a degree that approaches atomic co-ordinateExpand
A study of the stabilization of tetrahedral adducts by trypsin and delta-chymotrypsin.
delta-Chymotrypsin has been alkylated by 1-13C- and 2-13C-enriched tosylphenylalanylchloromethane. In the intact inhibitor derivative, signals due to the 1-13C- and 2-13C-enriched carbon atoms haveExpand
13C NMR of enzymes
A comparative study of the kinetics and stereochemistry of the serine hydroxymethyltransferase- and tryptophan synthase-catalysed exchange of the pro-2R and pro-2S protons of glycine.
The stereospecificity of the serine hydroxymethyltransferase (EC and tryptophan synthase (EC catalysed exchange of the pro-2R and pro-2S alpha-protons of glycine was investigatedExpand