Mary Gregoriou

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Rhodamine-labelled epidermal growth factor (Rh-EGF) was shown to bind to A431 cells grown at low density both to a small number of high affinity receptors (KD = 2.8 X 10(-10) M; fraction of total binding sites approximately 0.12) and also to a large number of low affinity receptors (KD = 4 X 10(-9) M; fraction of total binding sites approximately 0.88).(More)
The proteolysis of the human epidermal growth factor receptor cytoplasmic domain by calpain has been studied in vitro using purified recombinant cytoplasmic domain expressed in insect cells. Limited proteolysis produced kinase that was truncated at either N- or C-termini, as well as in the hinge region. We identified seven sites of calpain proteolysis by(More)
The effects of a number of cryoprotectants on the kinetic and structural properties of glycogen phosphorylase b have been investigated. Kinetic studies showed that glycerol, one of the most commonly used cryoprotectants in X-ray crystallographic studies, is a competitive inhibitor with respect to substrate glucose-1-P with an apparent Ki value of 3.8%(More)
Using specific antibodies directed against the external and internal domains of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor, we have directly localized by the protein A gold technique at the electron microscopic level these receptor regions in A-431 epidermoid carcinoma cells. With all antibodies tested, 80-85% of the EGF receptors are found inside the(More)
The flux ratio for hexokinase type II from rat muscle, i.e. the rate of conversion of glucose 6-phosphate molecules into ATP molecules divided by the simultaneous rate of conversion of glucose 6-phosphate molecules into glucose molecules, increases with the MgATP concentration but is independent of the glucose concentration. This behaviour requires that(More)
Hydroxyurea inhibited growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain AI 3 on media containing either acetanilide (N-phenyl acetamide) or acetamide as sole carbon sources. Mutants resistant to hydroxyurea inhibition of growth on acetanilide (OUCH strains) and acetamide (AmOUCH strains) displayed altered growth properties on various amide media compared with the(More)
Activation of several protein kinases is mediated, at least in part, by phosphorylation of conserved Thr or Tyr residues located in a variable loop region, near the active site. In certain kinases, this activation loop also controls access of peptide substrates to the active site. In the corresponding region of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor, a(More)
The physiochemical properties of the purified cytoplasmic domain of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor, its self-phosphorylation and peptide phosphorylation activities, and its activation by ammonium sulphate have been studied. Highly efficient purification procedures for the isolation of the recombinant cytoplasmic domain (Met644-Ala1186) of the(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa AI 3 was able to grow in medium containing acetanilide (N-phenylacetamide) as a carbon source when NH4+ was the nitrogen source but not when urea was the nitrogen source. AIU mutants isolated from strain AI 3 grew on either medium. Urease levels in bacteria grown in the presence of urea were 10-fold lower when NH4+ or acetanilide was(More)