James M. Manning

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The inter-relationship between the interior subunit interfaces and the exterior diphosphoglycerate (DPG) binding region of the hemoglobin tetramer and the effects of a specific N-terminal acetylation on tetramer assembly have been evaluated. Tetrameric fetal hemoglobin F in the liganded state was found to dissociate to dimers much less than previously(More)
The source of the 70-fold increased tetramer strength of liganded fetal hemoglobin relative to that of adult hemoglobin between pH 6.0 and 7.5 reported earlier [Dumoulin et al. (1997) J. Biol. Chem. 272, 31326] has been identified as the N-terminal Gly residue of the gamma-chain, which is replaced by Val in adult hemoglobin. This was revealed by extending(More)
A precise and rapid procedure employing gel filtration on Superose-12 to measure the tetramer-dimer dissociation constants of some natural and recombinant hemoglobins in the oxy conformation is described. Natural sickle hemoglobin was chosen to verify the validity of the results by comparing the values with those reported using an independent method not(More)
Acylpeptide hydrolase, which cleaves the NH2-terminal acetylated or formylated amino acid from a blocked peptide, has been purified to apparent homogeneity from human erythrocytes. The enzyme catalyzes the hydrolysis of a diverse number of peptides and displays different pH optima for certain substrates in doing so. Zinc inhibits to the same extent the(More)
The N-terminal 18-amino acid sequence of the beta-chain of hemoglobin, as far as the end of the A helix, has been replaced by the corresponding sequence of the gamma-chain of fetal hemoglobin with the remaining sequence of the beta-chain retained (helices B through H). The gamma-beta-chain had the correct mass, and its entire sequence was established by(More)
Nitric oxide derived from sodium nitroprusside binds to the heme moiety of hemoglobin and also modifies some functional groups in the protein. As hemoglobin concentration is increased, globin modification is decreased presumably due to formation of the NO complex with heme. The SH groups of hemoglobin are probably not involved in the formation of the stable(More)
The three-dimensional structure of D-amino acid aminotransferase (D-AAT) in the pyridoxamine phosphate form has been determined crystallographically. The fold of this pyridoxal phosphate (PLP)-containing enzyme is completely different from those of any of the other enzymes that utilize PLP as part of their mechanism and whose structures are known. However,(More)
The presence of a cysteine residue(s) near the active site of acylpeptide hydrolase was suggested by inactivation of the enzyme with sulfhydryl-modifying agents and by the substantial protection against inactivation afforded by the competitive inhibitor acetylmethionine. 5,5'-dithiobis-(2-nitrobenzoate) titrations of the native and the denatured enzyme(More)