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The 90-kDa stress protein, HSP90, is a major cytosolic protein ubiquitously distributed in all species. Using two substrate proteins, dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) and firefly luciferase, we demonstrate here that HSP90 newly acquires a chaperone activity when incubated at temperatures higher than 46 degrees C, which is coupled with self-oligomerization of(More)
We present an adrenal Ewing's sarcoma family of tumor (ESFT) arising in an 11-year-old Japanese boy. Although intensive chemoradiotherapy and radical surgery were performed, the patient died of obstinate disease 1 year and 3 months after the initial presentation. The primary site (adrenal gland) with radiologic findings (with foci of calcification), high(More)
The Escherichia coli GroEL subunit consists of three domains with distinct functional roles. To understand the role of each of the three domains, the effects of mutating a single residue in each domain (Y203C at the apical, T89W at the equatorial, and C138W at the intermediate domain) were studied in detail, using three different enzymes (enolase, lactate(More)
P53 protein expression in malignant cells of five patients with Burkitt lymphoma (BL) and from two patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) was examined with anti p53 protein monoclonal antibodies PAb1801, PAb240 and p53-D07 using an immunocytochemical technique. Four of the seven patients were positive. The distribution of positive(More)
We have purified a heat-stable catalase from a thermophilic bacterium, Thermus species strain YS 8-13. The enzyme was purified 160-fold from crude cellular extracts and possessed a specific activity of 8000 units/mg at 65 degrees C. The purified enzyme displayed the highest activity at pH 7 to 10 and temperatures around 85 degrees C. The catalase was(More)
Two lines of mice selected for reproductive longevity were compared with one unselected control line to examine longevity and lifetime performance such as number of parturitions during lifetime. Mice were pair mated at about 8 weeks of age and cohabited throughout life. Litter size was reduced to eight at birth in selected line 121 and unselected control(More)
A thermostable fumarase was purified from a strain of Thermus thermophilus isolated from a Japanese hot spring. The maximum specific activity of the purified enzyme was 1740 units/mg at pH 8.0 and 85 degreesC. The enzyme was composed of four identical subunits with a molecular weight of 46,000 and displayed other enzymatic characteristics which are common(More)