Melvin Calvin

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Enzymes of the glycolytic pathway as well as some ancillary enzymes were studied in normal red cells parasitized with Plasmodium falciparum in culture at varying parasitemias as well as in isolated parasites. The levels of all enzymes except diphosphoglycerate mutase, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, and adenylate kinase were elevated. Extreme elevations(More)
A new case of phosphoglycerate kinase (PGK) deficiency is described. The propositus displayed episodes of rhabdomyolysis crises and acute renal failure but did not exhibit any sign of hemolysis. A severe deficiency in phosphoglycerate kinase was revealed in muscle and was also found in erythrocytes, white cells and platelets. A partial defect in the same(More)
Die Trennung des Phänomens der Photosynthese grüner Pflanzen in eine Lichtreaktion und die vom Licht unabhängige Reduktion der Kohlensäure werden diskutiert. Die Reduktion der Kohlensäure und das Schicksal des assimilierten Kohlenstoffs wurden untersucht mit Hilfe der Spurenmethode (Markierung der assimilierten Kohlensäure mit C14) und der(More)
An examination has been made of the major chemicals which are known to be carcinogenic, either in animals or in humans. As a result, a generalized type of chemical property seems to be a prerequisite for the carcinogenic activity. In most cases, this is some kind of reactive electrophilic intermediate produced directly from the carcinogen or from one of its(More)
Bisphosphoglycerate mutase (EC is a trifunctional enzyme which displays synthase, mutase, and phosphatase activities. The purification, characterization, and structural study of an abnormal form of the enzyme, isolated from a patient which we reported earlier (Rosa, R., Prehu, M. O., Beuzard, Y., and Rosa, J. (1978) J. Clin. Invest. 62, 907-915),(More)
New cases of diphosphoglyceromutase (DPGM) have been detected, associated with erythrocytosis in two unrelated families. The deficiency appears to be inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. Diphosphoglycerate phosphatase activity paralleled DPGM activity in all the subjects. Three of the latter displayed complete DPGM deficiency with about 0.4% of the(More)
We have previously reported the isolation in pure form of the human erythrocyte phosphoglycerate mutase isozyme B. We now report the sequence of the whole protein and the identification of its N-terminal blocking group. The protein tryptic peptides of phosphoglycerate mutase isozyme B were isolated by high performance liquid chromatography and their(More)
Prenatal diagnosis has been performed on umbilical cord blood of an 18 weeks fetus of heterozygous triosephosphate isomerase (TPI) deficient parents. After excluding maternal blood contamination, TPI activity was measured and found to be 60 per cent of the normal mean whereas the value of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity was in the normal range of(More)