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Myosin is an ATP-hydrolyzing motor that is critical in muscle contraction. It is well established that in the hydrolysis that it catalyzes a water molecule attacks the gamma-phosphate of an ATP bound to its active site, but the details of these events have remained obscure. This is mainly because crystallographic search has not located an obvious catalytic(More)
It has been traditionally assumed that medial temporal lobe (MTL) is not required for working memory (WM). However, animal lesion and electrophysiological studies and human neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies have provided increasing evidences of a critical involvement of MTL in WM. Based on previous findings, the central aim of this study was to(More)
We report measurements of the reactivity (degree of labeling, as mole of ligand per mole of protein, at constant exposure time) of the reactive thiol, "SH1", of a subfragment of myosin (S-1), and of Cys-10 of F-actin under various conditions, using N-iodo-[3H]acetyl-N-(1-sulfo-5-naphthyl)ethylenediamine, a fluorescent radioactive iodoacetamide analog. When(More)
A bifunctional fluorescent alkylating agent, dibromobimane, has been used to stabilize a preexisting primary loop in myosin subfragment 1 (S-1). The crosslink achieved joins Cys-707 (called sulfhydryl group "SH1") of the 20-kDa domain (formerly called "20K" domain) with a thiol of the 50-kDa domain and seems to place the dibromobimane near the(More)
Visuoperceptual disorders are a common consequence of brain disease. The Visual Form Discrimination Test is a task designed to assess the ability to make fine visual discriminations. Although its validity to assess the visuoperceptual impairments in patients with different neurological conditions has been well established, the normative data base for the(More)
Establishing methods for controlling aspects of large amplitude submolecular movements is a prerequisite for the development of artificial devices that function through rotary motion at the molecular level. Here we demonstrate that the rate of rotation of the interlocked components of fumaramide-derived [2]rotaxanes can be accelerated, by >6 orders of(More)
The Selective Reminding procedure has become a widely used test for evaluating verbal learning and memory. However, since this test was mainly devised for use in English speaking individuals, disadvantages could appear when translations of the test are applied to Spanish speaking patients. To overcome these difficulties, two Spanish versions of the Verbal(More)