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A blue-light-activated adenylyl cyclase mediates photoavoidance in Euglena gracilis
Blue light regulates processes such as the development of plants and fungi and the behaviour of microbes. Two types of blue-light receptor flavoprotein have been identified: cryptochromes, which haveExpand
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Three-dimensional structure of the flavoenzyme acyl-CoA oxidase-II from rat liver, the peroxisomal counterpart of mitochondrial acyl-CoA dehydrogenase.
Acyl-CoA oxidase (ACO) catalyzes the first and rate-determining step of the peroxisomal beta-oxidation of fatty acids. The crystal structure of ACO-II, which is one of two forms of rat liver ACOExpand
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Three-dimensional structure of porcine kidney D-amino acid oxidase at 3.0 A resolution.
The X-ray crystallographic structure of porcine kidney D-amino acid oxidase, which had been expressed in Escherichia coli transformed with a vector containing DAO cDNA, was determined by theExpand
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Interaction between NADH and electron-transferring flavoprotein from Megasphaera elsdenii.
Electron-transferring flavoprotein (ETF) from the anaerobic bacterium Megasphaera elsdenii is a heterodimer containing two FAD cofactors. Isolated ETF contains only one FAD molecule, FAD-1, becauseExpand
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Structural and mechanistic studies on D-amino acid oxidase x substrate complex: implications of the crystal structure of enzyme x substrate analog complex.
As an extension of our recent X-ray crystallographic determination of the tertiary structure of D-amino acid oxidase (DAO) [Mizutani, H. et al. (1996) J. Biochem. 120, 14-17], we solved the crystalExpand
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Identification of the C=O stretching vibrations of FMN and peptide backbone by 13C-labeling of the LOV2 domain of Adiantum phytochrome3.
Phototropin, a blue-light photoreceptor in plants, has two FMN-binding domains named LOV1 and LOV2. We previously observed temperature-dependent FTIR spectral changes in the C=O stretching regionExpand
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Inhibition of lipid peroxidation and the active oxygen radical scavenging effect of anthocyanin pigments isolated from Phaseolus vulgaris L.
No attention has been paid to anthocyanin pigments from the viewpoint of inhibitors of lipid peroxidation and scavengers of active oxygen radicals; therefore, we investigated the antioxidative,Expand
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Unusually high standard redox potential of acrylyl-CoA/propionyl-CoA couple among enoyl-CoA/acyl-CoA couples: a reason for the distinct metabolic pathway of propionyl-CoA from longer acyl-CoAs.
The standard redox potential of acrylyl-CoA/propionyl-CoA couple (C(3)) was determined to be 69 mV (vs. standard hydrogen electrode) at pH 7 and 25 degrees C. This value implies that the 2,Expand
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Purification and properties of rabbit muscle proteasome, and its effect on myofibrillar structure.
This paper describes the purification and properties of a multicatalytic proteinase complex, proteasome, from rabbit skeletal muscle, and its effect on myofibrillar structure. The purified proteasomeExpand
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