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We present the first EPR and ENDOR examination of a catalase compound I (Cat I), the one formed by peracetic acid treatment of Micrococcus lysodeikticus catalase. The Cat I rapid-passage EPR signal (g perpendicular eff = 3.32; g parallel eff approximately 2) appears quite different from those reported previously for the compounds I from horseradish(More)
The resonance Raman (RR) spectra of FMN, FAD, FAD in D2O, and 7,8-dimethyl-1, 10-ethyleneisoalloxazinium perchlorate have been obtained by employing KI as a collisional fluorescence-quenching agent. The spectra are very similar to those obtained recently by using the CARS technique to eliminate fluorescence. Spectra have also been obtained for several(More)
We assessed the participation of the three known heparin-binding domains of PFn (Hep I, Hep II, Hep III) in their interaction with heparin by making a quantitative comparison of the fluid-phase heparin affinities of PFn and PFn fragments under physiologic pH and ionic strength conditions. Using a fluorescence polarization binding assay that employed a PFn(More)
In order to provide a more detailed understanding of human plasma fibronectin (PFn) solution structure, we examined the effects of pH and ionic strength (mu) variation on the sedimentation velocities (s20,w), fluorescence polarization-derived mean harmonic rotational relaxation times (rho H), far-ultraviolet (UV) circular dichroism (CD), and intrinsic(More)
In order to more clearly define the structure of human plasma fibronectin (PFn) under physiologic buffer conditions, we determined the mean harmonic rotational relaxation times (rho H) of PFn and the thrombin-derived 190/170-kDa PFn fragment using steady-state fluorescence polarization. These measurements utilized the long lifetime emission (tau = 1.2 X(More)
Resonance Raman (RR) spectra are reported for amino acid and amine adducts of pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) and 5'-deoxypyridoxal (5'-dPL) in aqueous solution. For the valine adducts, a detailed study has been carried out on solutions at pH and pD 5, 9, and 13, values at which the pyridine and imine protons are successively ionized, and on the adducts formed(More)
of developing osteoporosis (2) and has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in monitoring antiresorptive therapies. A more complete assessment of a patient’s osteoporosis status requires, among other things, both bone mineral densitometry (a measure of current bone status) and measurement of a biochemical marker of bone turnover (a(More)
Coupled particle light scattering (Copalis) is a homogeneous immunoassay technology that permits simultaneous determination of multiple analytes in serum, plasma, or whole blood. Copalis differentiates monomeric latex microparticles from latex aggregates and cells on the basis of their unique light scatter properties. Copalis readily discriminates small(More)
Several groups have recently shown that high quality resonance Raman spectra can be obtained for flavin species in spite of their intense fluorescence. We are interested in obtaining the resonance Raman spectra of flavins in various chemical environments in order to determine whether the spectra are useful in probing the chemical interaction between flavins(More)
Resonance Raman (RR) spectra are reported for aspartate aminotransferase from pig heart cytosol, and for inhibitor complexes. They are interpreted with reference to the previously analyzed spectra of pyridoxal phosphate (PLP) Schiff base adducts. This comparison shows that, as expected, the pyridine N atom is protonated in the native enzyme at pH 5, and in(More)