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The Rieske iron-sulfur center consists of a [2Fe-2S] cluster liganded to a protein via two histidine and two cysteine residues present in conserved sequences called Rieske motifs. Two protein families possessing Rieske centers have been defined. The Rieske proteins occur as subunits in the cytochrome bc1 and cytochrome b6f complexes of prokaryotes and(More)
We describe a collaborative search system called Results Space to support small groups of users in conducting asynchronous collaborative searches. We discuss the design of the system and present results from a laboratory evaluation. We also describe the development of an asynchronous collaborative task scenario (based on a task from the TREC Robust test(More)
The hemagglutinating activity of transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV), an enteric porcine coronavirus, was analyzed and found to be dependent on the presence of alpha-2,3-linked sialic acid on the erythrocyte surface. N-Glycolylneuraminic acid was recognized more efficiently by TGEV than was N-acetylneuraminic acid. For an efficient hemagglutination(More)
Sialic acid-containing glycoconjugates are generally considered to be unique to the deuterostomes, a lineage of the animal kingdom which includes animals from the echinoderms up to the vertebrates. There are, however, two isolated reports of sialic acid occurring in the insect species Drosophila melanogaster and Galleria mellonella. Since insects are(More)
Mass spectrometric and NMR spectroscopic analyses of bound sialic acids from the starfish Asterias rubens revealed the presence of N-acetylneuraminic acid (4%), N-acetyl-8-O-methylneuraminic acid (12%), N-acetyl-9-O-acetyl-8-O-methylneuraminic acid (less than 1%), N-glycoloylneuraminic acid (19%), N-glycoloyl-8-O-methylneuraminic acid (47%), and(More)
The sialic acid N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc) is synthesized by the action of CMP-Neu5Ac hydroxylase. The enzyme from various mammals has been purified, characterized and sequenced by cDNA cloning. Although functional sequence motifs can be postulated from comparisons with several enzymes, no global homologies to any other proteins have been found. The(More)
N-Glycoloylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc) is synthesized as its CMP-glycoside by the action of CMP-N-acetylneuraminic acid (CMP-Neu5Ac) hydroxylase. This enzyme is a soluble cytochrome b5-dependent monooxygenase and has been purified to apparent homogeneity from pig submandibular glands by precipitation with N-cetyl-N,N,N-trimethylammonium bromide and(More)
The biosynthesis of N-glycoloylneuraminic acid in fractionated porcine submandibular glands was investigated. The following substrates: [3H]N-acetylmannosamine, free [14C]N-acetylneuraminic acid, CMP-[14C]N-acetylneuraminic acid, [14C]N-acetylneuraminic acid linked alpha(2----3) to galactose residues, or alpha(2----6) to Gal-beta(1----4)-GlcNAc residues of(More)
Abnormal Ca(2+) inward current through cardiac Ca(2+) channels during ischemia has been shown to be an initial signal for activation of myocardial Ca(2+)-dependent enzymes. This study investigated the contribution of cardiac L- and T-type Ca(2+) channels in the calpain-mediated myocardial damage following myocardial infarction. Myocardial infarction was(More)