Johann Kruger

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Two proteolytic enzymes with carboxypeptidase activity have been isolated from a germinated wheat extract and partially characterized. Both enzymes rapidly released amino acids from hemoglobin and gluten and hydrolyzed carbobenzoxy-phenylalanylalanine. The enzymes were inhibited by diisopropylphosphofluoridate, but unaffected by salts,(More)
The effects of gibberellic acid, abscisic acid, cycloheximide, actinomycin D, and cordycepin upon exo- and endoproteolytic activities and storage (gluten) protein hydrolysis in germinating wheat and in incubated embryoless wheat seeds have been studied. Early increases in endoproteolytic activity were insensitive to the addition of gibberellic acid and(More)
The effect of seed coat removal on the synthesis of alpha-amylase isoenzymes in wheat was investigated. The immature wheat endosperm-aleurone (seed coat and embryo detached) produced considerably less alpha-amylase activity than immature whole or de-embryonated wheat kernels, when incubated under identical conditions of 18.5 C and 99% humidity, in the(More)
A series of anilide derivatives were synthesized and evaluated as inhibitors of recombinant human monoamine oxidase (MAO) A and B. The most potent inhibitors among the derivatives that were initially evaluated were (2E)-N-(3-chlorophenyl)-3-phenylprop-2-enamide (2c) and (2E)-N-(3-bromophenyl)-3-phenylprop-2-enamide (2d) with IC(50) values of 0.53 μM and(More)
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