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Polyphenol oxidase (PPO) was isolated from the B-serum obtained after repetitive freeze-thawing of the bottom fraction isolated from ultracentrifuged fresh latex. The B-serum was subjected to acetone precipitation and CM-Sepharose chromatography, affording two PPOs, PPO-I and PPO-II, which, upon SDS-PAGE, were 32 and 34 kDa, respectively. Both PPOs(More)
Here we describe a procedure for cloning pigs by the use of in vitro culture systems. Four healthy male piglets from two litters were born following nuclear transfer of cultured somatic cells and subsequent embryo transfer. The initiation of five additional pregnancies demonstrates the reproducibility of this procedure. Its important features include(More)
A rapid and sensitive high-performance liquid chromatographic technique was developed to determinate NAD glycohydrolase (EC 3.2.2.5.) activity from Neurospora crassa conidia. The separation of the assay substrate and products was achieved by isocratic reverse-phase chromatography and the peaks were detected by the absorbance at 259 nm. Quantities of NAD+(More)
NAD-glycohydrolase from conidia of Neurospora crassa was purified by affinity chromatography, using 4-methylnicotinamide adenine dinucleotide as ligand immobilized onto Sepharose through a hydrophilic spacer arm. The pure enzyme is a glycoprotein with an isoelectric point of 5.5 and a molecular weight of 33 000 as determined by sodium dodecylsulphate gel(More)
Enzymes can be assayed by HPLC by calculating the amount of substrate(s) left over, or product formed, through the peak area ratios with a suitable internal standard. However, sometimes the substrates used are contaminated with small amounts of products and this can lead to errors in the determination of the enzyme activity. A method for a HPLC test of such(More)
NAD glycohydrolase (NADase, EC 3.2.2.5) from Neurospora crassa conidia shows marked hydrophobic properties which are related to the self inhibition of the enzyme. Both aliphatic amines and carboxylic acids are able to inhibit noncompetitively the catalytic activity of the enzyme and the inhibition depends on the non-polar moiety of the substances. Also(More)