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Sulfurtransferases (Str) comprise a group of enzymes widely distributed in archaea, eubacteria, and eukaryota which catalyze the transfer of a sulfur atom from suitable sulfur donors to nucleophilic sulfur acceptors. In all organisms analyzed to date, small gene families encoding Str proteins have been identified. The gene products were localized to(More)
Recently, we isolated the sulfite oxidase (SO) gene from Arabidopsis thaliana and characterized the purified SO protein. The purpose of the present study was to determine the subcellular localization of this novel plant enzyme. Immunogold electron-microscopic analysis showed the gold labels nearly exclusively in the peroxisomes. To verify this finding,(More)
CD34+ fibrocytes are constitutive elements of the human connective tissue. The stroma associated with invasive carcinomas is characterized by a stereotypic loss of CD34+ fibrocytes and a phenotype change towards CD34− α-Smooth muscle actin (SMA)+ myofibroblasts. Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) is an important mediator of(More)
Altered microRNA (miRNA) expression is a hallmark of many cancer types. The combined analysis of miRNA and messenger RNA (mRNA) expression profiles is crucial to identifying links between deregulated miRNAs and oncogenic pathways. Therefore, we investigated the small non-coding (snc) transcriptomes of nine clear cell renal cell carcinomas (ccRCCs) and(More)
Trypsin inhibitor from squash (Cucurbita maxima) seed was extracted with 0.1 M-acetate buffer, pH 4.5, purified on immobilized trypsin, and separated by SE-Sephadex C-50 chromatography into three active fractions. All of them inhibited trypsin to the same extent, showed no antichymotrypsin or antikallikrein activity, had a similar molecular weight (about(More)
Basing on the Chou & Fasman method (Biochemistry, 13, 222-245; 1974) and the known amino acid sequences, the alpha-helical, beta-sheet, beta-turn and random-coil regions were predicted for protein protease inhibitors. It appears that in all the inhibitors examined there is a region conserved in the vicinity of the active site, composed of one beta-turn with(More)