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Recombinant tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP-1) and a truncated version containing only the three N-terminal loops, delta 127-184TIMP, have been expressed in myeloma cells and purified by affinity chromatography and gel filtration. delta 127-184TIMP was found to exist as two main glycosylation variants of molecular mass 24 kD and 19.5 kDa and an(More)
Recombinant human procollagenase-3 and a C-terminal truncated form (Delta249-451 procollagenase-3) have been stably expressed in myeloma cells and purified. The truncated proenzyme could be processed by aminophenylmercuric acetate via a short-lived intermediate form (N-terminal Leu58) to the final active form (N-terminal Tyr85). The kinetics of activation(More)
The cloning and expression of the full-length tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 2 (TIMP-2), delta 187-194TIMP-2, and delta 128-194TIMP-2 and the purification of these inhibitors and a cleaved version of TIMP-2 lacking nine C-terminal amino acids (delta 186-194TIMP-2) are described. The mechanism of inhibition of gelatinase A by the TIMPs was(More)
The tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1) was subjected to single-site mutations within the N-terminal three loops using an oligonucleotide-directed polymerase chain reaction method. All the histidines, and a number of other residues conserved between TIMP-1 and TIMP-2, were individually modified and the mutant TIMPs expressed in mammalian(More)
The matrix metalloproteinases gelatinase A and stromelysin-1 have definable N-terminal (catalytic) and C-terminal domains. In order to analyze their interactions with the N- and C-terminal domains of the tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases TIMP-1 and -2, mutants of both the enzymes and the inhibitors were prepared in which the C-terminal domains had(More)
The putative matrix metalloproteinase mouse stromelysin-3 was expressed from Escherichia coli and from a mouse myeloma cell line. In the former case a single major protein of 58-kDa was detectable by immunoblotting, but no proteolytic activity could be elicited by zymography or trypsin or organomercurial treatment as would be expected for a typical matrix(More)
We have used a complete, synthetic precursor to adipokinetic hormone I (AKH I) and oligopeptides derived from this precursor as substrates for prohormone-processing enzymes extracted from AKH-synthesizing neurosecretory cells to reconstitute the post-translational steps in AKH biosynthesis in vitro. The results demonstrate the existence of endoproteolytic(More)
A nonglycosylated (N30QN78Q) form of the human tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases, TIMP-1, has been prepared and crystallized in a form suitable for X-ray diffraction analysis. Small single crystals have been grown using sodium tartrate as a precipitant. The crystals are in space group P2(1), with cell dimensions a = 35.28, b = 53.95, c = 48.56, and(More)
Crystals of an active truncated form of a human tissue metallproteinase inhibitor (delta 128-194 TIMP-2), a protein implicated in a number of diseases of the connective tissues, have been grown in a form suitable for study by X-ray diffraction analysis. Crystals grow using polyethylene glycol 600 as a precipitant and are in space group P2(1)2(1)2, with cell(More)