Leesa J. Deterding

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The eukaryotic mismatch repair protein Msh6 shares five domains in common with other MutS members. However, it also contains several hundred additional residues at its N-terminus. A few of these residues bind to PCNA, but the functions of the other amino acids in the N-terminal region (NTR) are unknown. Here we demonstrate that the Msh6 NTR binds to duplex(More)
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS), in combination with proteolytic protection assays, has been used to identify the functional epitope on human immunodeficiency virus envelope glycoprotein gp41 for the broadly neutralizing anti-gp41 human monoclonal antibody 2F5. In this protection assay-based procedure, a soluble(More)
Tristetraprolin/zinc finger protein 36 (TTP/ZFP36) binds and destabilizes some pro-inflammatory cytokine mRNAs. TTP-deficient mice develop a profound inflammatory syndrome due to excessive production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. TTP expression is induced by various factors including insulin and extracts from cinnamon and green tea. TTP is highly(More)
Diacylglycerol acyltransferases (DGATs) esterify sn-1,2-diacylglycerol with a long-chain fatty acyl-CoA, the last and rate-limiting step of triacylglycerol (TAG) biosynthesis in eukaryotic organisms. At least 74 DGAT2 sequences from 61 organisms have been identified, but the expression of any DGAT2 as a partial or full-length protein in Escherichia coli had(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most prevalent form of age-related neurodementia. The accumulation of beta-amyloid polypeptide (Abeta) in brain is generally believed to be a key event in AD. The recent discovery of physiological beta-amyloid autoantibodies represents a promising perspective for treatment and early diagnosis of AD. The mechanisms by which(More)
Using the bottom-up approach and liquid chromatography (LC) in combination with mass spectrometry, the primary structure and sequence microheterogeneity of a plaque-specific anti-beta-amyloid (1-17) monoclonal antibody (clone 6E10) was characterized. This study describes the extent of structural information directly attainable by a high-performance(More)
5,5-Dimethylpyrroline N-oxide (15N) and 5,5-di(trideuteromethyl)pyrroline N-oxide were synthesized from the respective isotopically labeled 2-nitropropane analogs obtained from the reaction of sodium nitrate with 2-halopropanes. This facile, straightforward process allows synthesizing isotopically labeled DMPO analogs in a 4-step reaction without special(More)
The photosensitizer, methylene blue (MB), generates singlet oxygen ((1)O2) that irreversibly inhibits Torpedo californica acetylcholinesterase (TcAChE). In the dark MB inhibits reversibly, binding being accompanied by a bathochromic shift that can be used to show its displacement by other reversible inhibitors binding to the catalytic 'anionic' subsite(More)
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