Lai Wah Lee

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Mutase-deficient (MUT) methylmalonic aciduria (MMA) is an autosomal recessive inborn error of organic acid metabolism, resulting from a functional defect in the nuclear encoded mitochondrial enzyme methylmalonyl-CoA mutase (MCM) (EC. The enzyme requires 5'-deoxyadenosylcobalamin as a cofactor. Isolated MMA results from either apoenzyme or cofactor(More)
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are considered the most important type of DNA damage inflicted by ionizing radiation. The molecular mechanisms of DSB repair by nonhomologous end joining (NHEJ) have not been well studied in live mammalian cells, due in part to the lack of suitable chromosomal repair assays. We previously introduced a novel plasmid-based(More)
An analysis of the subunits of the high molecular weight proteinase, macropain (multicatalytic proteinase or proteasome) from human erythrocytes has been conducted using N-terminal amino acid sequencing, gel electrophoresis and reverse-phase peptide mapping. This analysis provided evidence for the existence of 13 subunits of different primary structure.(More)
Kingella denitrificans possess type-4 pili, and the type strain, ATCC 33394, contains at least four complete copies of type-4 pilin-encoding genes. Previously reported hybridization patterns of K. denitrificans chromosomal DNA seen using a Neisseria gonorrhoeae pilin gene region probe, had been interpreted as representing possible partial, silent gene loci.(More)
Macropain (proteasome) is a high-molecular-weight proteinase complex composed of at least 13 electrophoretically distinct subunits. Previous work, including peptide mapping and limited amino acid sequencing, suggested that most of the subunits belong to an evolutionarily related group of different gene products (Lee et al. (1990) Biochim. Biophys. Acta.(More)
We have cloned and sequenced four complete type 4 pilin genes from the type strain (ATCC 33394) of Kingella denitrificans. Two of these pilin genes, kdpB and kdpD, are in tandem, oriented in the same direction, and encode pilins of only 50% amino acid identity. The kdpA and kdpC loci are separately located from the kdpB-kdpD locus and from each other. At(More)
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