K H Hoogsteen

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Mevinolin, a fungal metabolite, was isolated from cultures of Aspergillus terreus. The structure and absolute configuration of mevinolini and its open acid form, mevinolinic acid, were determined by a combination of physical techniques. Mevinolin was shown to be 1,2,6,7,8,8a-hexahydro-beta,(More)
A central eight-stranded beta-pleated sheet is the main feature of the polypeptide backbone folding in dihydrofolate reductase. The innermost four strands and two bridging helices are geometrically similar to but are connected in a different way from those in the dinucleotide binding domains found in nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide-linked dehydrogenases.(More)
The effects of pH upon the C-2 resonances of the 5 histidine residues of Escherichia coli MB 1428 dihydrofolate reductase in binary complexes with methotrexate, aminopterin, folate, methopterin, and trimethoprim were studied by 300-MHz 1H nmr spectroscopy. Three of the five histidine residues, labeled 1, 2, and 3, exhibited similar pK' values and chemical(More)
Human neutrophil elastase (HNE) has been implicated as a major contributor to tissue destruction in various disease states, including emphysema. The structure of HNE, at neutral pH, in complex with methoxysuccinyl-Ala-Ala-Pro-Ala chloromethyl ketone (MSACK), has been solved and refined to an R factor of 16.4% at 1.84-A resolution. Results are consistent(More)
A synthetic tetradecapeptide, H-Asp-Arg-Val-Tyr-Ile-His-Pro-Phe-His-Leu-Val-Ile-His-Ser-OH, which corresponds to the 13 amino terminal residues of human angiotensinogen plus a carboxy terminal serine to replace a suggested site of carbohydrate attachment, has been shown to be a good substrate for human kidney renin. At pH 7.2 and 37 degrees C the KM or(More)
The 3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)benzyl ester of N-acetyl-L-tryptophan 1 (L-732,138) has been identified previously as a potent and selective substance P receptor antagonist. A series of analogs which introduced a 6-membered heterocyclic ring into the backbone of this structure were prepared for evaluation as bioisosteric replacements of the ester linkage of 1.(More)
The attachment of an arylacetic or benzoic acid moiety to the thiopyrano[2,3,4-c,d]indole nucleus results in compounds which are highly potent and selective 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) inhibitors. These compounds are structurally simpler than previous compounds of similar potency in that they contain a single chiral center. From the data presented,(More)
Activity and fluorescence studies have been performed on dihydrofolate reductase from a methotrexate-resistant strain of Escherichia coli B. Whereas the activity of this enzyme does not depend on the sequence of addition of substrate and cofactor, inhibition by methotrexate has been found to be dependent on preincubation conditions, as well as on ionic(More)
Three minor forms of renin from the submaxillary glands of male mice called D1, D2, and E have been purified to homogeneity. Their amino acid compositions are identical to the principal form of mouse submaxillary gland renin (renin A), except for 1, 1, and 2 extra arginine residues, respectively. The electrophoretic mobility of renin D2 does not change upon(More)