Mary W. Loewus

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myo-Inositol-1-phosphate synthase [EC; 1L-myo-inositol-1-phosphate lyase, (isomerizing)] from Pinus ponderosa pollen has been partially purified and characterized. It has a pH optimum between 7.25 and 7.75. The km for D-glucose 6-phosphate (NAD+ constant at 1 mM) is 0.33 mM. Inhibition by p-chloromercuribenzoate and N-ethylmaleimide, and partial(More)
1L-Inositol 1-phosphate synthase (EC devoid of bound NAD+ was isolated from mature pollen of Lilium longiflorum ( Easter lily ). The enzyme has a molecular weight of 157,000 +/- 15,000 and a subunit weight of 61,000 +/- 5,000. Kinetic studies of the uninhibited reaction and of inhibition by 2-deoxy-D-glucose 6-phosphate and NADH show the reaction(More)
An NADP-dependent dehydrogenase catalyzing the conversion of l-sorbosone to l-ascorbic acid has been isolated from Phaseolus vulgaris L. and Spinacia oleracea L. and partially purified. It is stable at -20 degrees C for up to 8 months. Molecular masses, as determined by gel filtration, were 21 and 29 kilodaltons for bean and spinach enzymes, respectively.(More)
A soluble enzyme system from suspension cultures of Acer pseudoplatanus L. converts d-glucose 6-phosphate to myoinositol. A Mg(2+)-dependent phosphatase, present in the crude extract, hydrolyzes the product of the cyclization, myoinositol monophosphate, to free myoinositol. Further purification of the enzyme system by precipitation with (NH(4))(2)SO(4)(More)
A Mg(2+)-dependent, alkaline phosphatase has been isolated from mature pollen of Lilium longiflorum Thunb., cv. Ace and partially purified. It hydrolyzes 1l- and 1d-myo-inositol 1-phosphate, myo-inositol 2-phosphate, and beta-glycerophosphate at rates decreasing in the order named. The affinity of the enzyme for 1l- and 1d-myo-inositol 1-phosphate is(More)
Experiments with D-glucose-6-P stereospecifically tritiated at C-6 showed that the myo-inositol-1 P synthase reaction catalyzed by both the enzyme from beef testis and from pollen of Lilium longiflorum proceeds with stereospecific loss of the pro-6R and incorporation of the pro-6S hydrogen into the product. The ring closure thus occurs in a retention mode(More)
The product of myo-inositol-1-phosphate synthase, EC, from mature pollen of Lilium longiflorum Thunb., cv Ace (Easter lily) and that of myo-inositol kinase, EC, from wheat germ has been identified as 1l-myo-inositol-1-phosphate by gas chromatography of its trimethylsilyl-methyl phosphate derivative on a glass capillary column bearing a(More)