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PRA has been characterized for the first time using 13C-NMR spectroscopy. Incubation of [1-13C]ribose-5-phosphate with NH3 results in the production of 38:62 alpha:beta anomeric mixture of PRA, alpha,beta ribose-5-phosphate and variable amounts of dimeric materials. NMR studies at various pHs allowed determination of the pH independent Kequi = 0.95 +/- 0.14(More)
The solution structure of the actinorhodin acyl carrier protein (act apo-ACP) from the polyketide synthase (PKS) of Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2) has been determined using 1H NMR spectroscopy, representing the first polyketide synthase component for which detailed structural information has been obtained. Twenty-four structures were generated by simulated(More)
Trinucleotide bulges in RNA commonly occur in nature. Yet, little data exists concerning the thermodynamic parameters of this motif. Algorithms that predict RNA secondary structure from sequence currently attribute a constant free energy value of 3.2 kcal/mol to all trinucleotide bulges, regardless of bulge sequence. To test the accuracy of this model, RNA(More)
We have isolated and characterised a novel yeast gene, CBR (cytochrome b reductase), encoding a 35-kDa yeast novobiocin-binding protein. The predicted protein sequence of CBR displays considerable similarity to both plant nitrate reductases and mammalian cytochrome b5 reductases indicating that it is a putative member of the flavoprotein(More)
The acyl carrier protein (ACP) of Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2) functions as a molecular chaperone during the biosynthesis of the polyketide actinorhodin (act). Here we compare structural features of the polyketide synthase (PKS) ACP, determined by two-dimensional 1H-NMR, with the Escherichia coli fatty acid synthase (FAS) ACP. The PKS ACP contains four(More)
We consider the e †ect of gravitational perturbations from Jupiter on the dynamics of asteroids, when Jupiter is itself perturbed by Saturn. The presence of Saturn introduces a number of additional frequencies into JupiterÏs orbit. These frequencies in turn produce chaos in narrow regions on either side of the chaotic zones associated with the mean motion(More)
We have studied the structures of synthetic peptides which correspond to the proposed first and second membrane-spanning segments of the human red cell anion transporter (band 3). The peptides, which were acetylated at their N-termini and amidated at the C-termini, comprise the 20 amino acids of residues 405-424 and 21 amino acids of residues 436-456 of the(More)
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