Michael G. Gore

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BACKGROUND Peptostreptococcus magnus protein L (PpL) is a multidomain, bacterial surface protein whose presence correlates with virulence. It consists of up to five homologous immunoglobulin binding domains that interact with the variable (VL) regions of kappa light chains found on two thirds of mammalian antibodies. RESULTS We refined the crystal(More)
Inositol monophosphatase is a key enzyme of the phosphatidylinositol signalling pathway and the putative target of the mood-stabilizing drug lithium. The crystal structure of bovine inositol monophosphatase has been determined at 1.4 A resolution in complex with the physiological magnesium ion ligands. Three magnesium ions are octahedrally coordinated at(More)
The GS3 gene was the first identified gene controlling the grain size in rice. It has been proven to be involved in the evolution of grain size during domestication. We isolated the maize ortholog, ZmGS3 and investigated its role in the evolution of maize grain size. ZmGS3 has five exons encoding a protein with 198 amino acids, and has domains in common(More)
BACKGROUND Bacillus stearothermophilus glycerol dehydrogenase (GlyDH) (glycerol:NAD(+) 2-oxidoreductase, EC catalyzes the oxidation of glycerol to dihydroxyacetone (1,3-dihydroxypropanone) with concomitant reduction of NAD(+) to NADH. Analysis of the sequence of this enzyme indicates that it is a member of the so-called iron-containing alcohol(More)
We have developed an inducible gene expression system with potential for field application using the ecdysone receptor (EcR) from the spruce budworm and the non-steroidal EcR agonist, methoxyfenozide. Chimeric transcription activators were constructed with EcR ligand binding domain, GAL4 and LexA DNA binding domains, and VP16 activation domain. In the(More)
The placement of a tryptophan residue into a single Ig-binding-domain of protein L from Peptostreptococcus magnus has been used to examine the binding interactions between the binding domain and kappa light chains (kappa-chains). The fluorescence intensity of the mutant domain increases on the formation of a complex with kappa-chains. This has been used to(More)
The most widely grown tetraploid Gossypium hirsutum and G. barbadense differ greatly in yield potential and fiber quality and numerous quantitative trait loci (QTLs) have been reported. However, correspondence of QTLs between experiments and populations is poor due to limited number of markers, small population size and inaccurate phenotyping. The purpose(More)
The reaction of human 5-aminolaevulinate dehydratase with 5,5'-dithiobis-(2-nitrobenzoic acid) (Nbs2) results in the release of 4 molar equivalents of 5-mercapto-2-nitrobenzoic acid (Nbs) per subunit. Two of the thiol groups reacted very rapidly (groups I and II), and their rate constants were determined by stopped-flow spectrophotometry; the other two(More)
A protocol for the rapid purification of the glycerol dehydrogenase (glycerol: NAD+ 2-oxidoreductase, EC from the thermophile Bacillus stearothermophilus has been developed using a combination of chromatographic techniques including affinity chromatography on a Sepharose-immobilised triazine dye (Procion red, HE3B, ICI). Substrate specificity has(More)