Marko Lukač

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Glutamic acid-553 of Pseudomonas aeruginosa exotoxin A (ETA), identified previously as an active-site residue, was deleted by oligonucleotide-directed mutagenesis of the cloned toxin gene in Escherichia coli. The purified mutant toxin was stable, fully immunoreactive, and capable of blocking toxin receptors. ADP-ribosyltransferase and cytotoxic activities(More)
The goal of this paper is to determine whether managers of Croatian mandatory pension funds have displayed investment skill on a risk-adjusted basis during the 2005-2014 period. We have calculated various risk-adjusted investment performance measures and have then used a number of statistical tools to test the significance of the results. Evidence from our(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa exotoxin A (ETA) is inactivated greater than 1,000-fold when an active site glutamic acid, E553, is mutated to aspartic acid (Douglas, C.M., and Collier, R. J. (1987) J. Bacteriol. 169, 4967-4971). To test the effect of creating a carboxyl-containing side chain at position 553 longer than that of glutamic acid, we first replaced(More)
Directed mutagenesis was used to probe the functions of Tyr-470 and Tyr-481 of Pseudomonas aeruginosa exotoxin A (ETA) with respect to cytotoxicity, ADP-ribosylation of elongation factor 2 (EF-2), and NAD-glycohydrolase activity. Both of these residues lie in the active site cleft, close to Glu-553, a residue believed to play a direct role in catalysis of(More)
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