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Limited subtilisin cleavage of tubulin results in formation of S-tubulin heterodimer and a 4-kDa carboxyl-terminal peptide fragment. This carboxyl-terminal domain constitutes an essential site for MAPs interaction and plays a role in modulating the interactions responsible for tubulin self-assembly into microtubules [Serrano et al. (1984) Proc. Natl Acad.(More)
A systematic investigation has been made into the circular dichroic behavior of luteinizing hormone releasing hormone and its peptide fragments and deletion analogues. The results are interpreted to mean that the hormone exists in solution as an ensemble of conformers with different sensitivities to temperature and solvent composition. The far-ultraviolet(More)
The conformation in aqueous solution of several alpha-aminoisobutyric acid (AIB)-containing analogs of bradykinin (BK) has been probed by complementary CD and 1H n.m.r. measurements. The conclusion reached is that substitution of AIB for Pro2 and/or Pro3 in BK stabilizes a degree of beta-turn conformation in the N-terminal tetrapeptide moiety of the(More)
  • J R Cann
  • The Journal of biological chemistry
  • 1989
A phenomenological theory of gel electrophoresis is elaborated for protein-DNA complexes involving one, two, or three binding sites on the DNA molecule. The computed electrophoretic patterns simulate experimental patterns shown by both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems. The mechanism whereby the electrophoretic protein-DNA ladder is generated upon(More)
Numerical simulation of BIAcore sensorgrams has highlighted the need for concern about an assumption, inherent in current determinations of rate constants for macromolecular interactions, that the concentration of solute in the flowing phase remains constant at its injected value. This assumption is shown to be valid for systems with effective association(More)
CD and nmr studies have been carried out on aqueous trifluoroethanol (TFE) solutions of bradykinin (BK) and a bradykinin antagonist. The CD results exhibit a striking effect of TFE on the spectra of BK, with sequence Arg-Pro-Pro-Gly-Phe-Ser-Pro-Phe-Arg, and the BK antagonist, with sequence D-Arg-Arg-Pro-Hyp-Gly-Thi-D-Ser-D-Cpg-Cpg-Arg [where Hyp is(More)
Transport theory for rapidly reversible interacting systems was used to analyze boundary spreading in sedimentation velocity experiments on partially liganded aspartate transcarbamoylase. In the presence of sub-stoichiometric amounts of a bisubstrate analog, N-(phosphonacetyl)-L-aspartate, which is bound with high affinity to the enzyme (Kd approximately(More)
A circular dichroism (CD) study of [D-Pro2]- and [D-Pro3]-bradykinin, selected peptide fragments, and the model compound. N-acetyl-L-phenylalaninamide, support our previous conclusion (Biochemistry 12, 3780, 1973) that the positive 221-nm CD band of bradykinin is a composite of bands due to two chromophores, the 217-nm band characteristic of the Phe(More)