Leland Davis

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L-Threonine dehydrogenase was purified 10,000-fold to a specific activity approximately 300 mumol.min-1.mg-1 protein from porcine liver mitochondria. Purification to apparent homogeneity was achieved by sequential chromatography on DEAE Sepharose FF, Affi-Gel Blue, Sephacryl S-200, Matrex Gel Red A, and Matrex Gel Green A. The subunit molecular mass was(More)
Products, substrates, and inhibitors of the threonine dehydratase from sheep liver (EC 4.2.1.16) have been investigated by proton nuclear magnetic resonance and optical rotation. The alpha-ketobutyrates produced from L-threonine and L-allothreonine in 2H2O have been shown to incorporate a single deuterium into the beta position. The dehydratase forms(More)
L-Serine-threonine dehydratase (EC 4.2.1.16) from sheep liver has been obtained as a highly purified preparation as shown by ultracentrifuge studies and analytical disc gel electrophoresis. The dehydratase has a molecular weight of 98,000 +/- 10,000 and is composed of two nonidentical subunits with molecular weights of 41,000 and 47,000. The 41,000 subunit(More)
Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) plays an important role in tumor development and progression. Inconsistent reports on the expression of COX-2 in early versus advanced prostate cancer raised the question on whether COX-2 inhibition affects prostate carcinogenesis. Evidence from recent studies indicates that prostate carcinogenesis depends on the altered expression(More)
Galactose oxidase is a metalloenzyme containing a single copper atom per molecule. The mechanism of action of galactose oxidase is studied in this paper by investigating substrate specificity and activation by peroxidase, and probing the copper site by electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy. Line-shape simulation of ESR spectra are also reported and a(More)
L-Serine transhydroxymethylase (5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate:glycine hydroxymethyltransferase, EC 2.1.2.1) a pyridoxal phosphate-dependent enzyme, has been obtained as a homogeneous preparation with a specific activity of 6.7 mumol benzaldehyde per minute at 30 degrees C at pH 7.5 in N-2-hydroxyethylpiperazine-N'-2-ethanesulfonic acid (Hepes) buffer, with(More)