Moira J Macdonald

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Phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL; E.C., which catalyses the biotransformation of L-phenylalanine to trans-cinnamic acid and ammonia, was first described in 1961 by Koukol and Conn. Since its discovery, much knowledge has been gathered with reference to the enzyme's catabolic role in microorganisms and its importance in the phenyl propanoid pathway(More)
Voltage-gated K(+) channel alpha subunits (K(V) alpha) have been previously identified in pancreatic islet beta-cells where it has been suggested they have a role in membrane repolarization and insulin secretion. Here we report the cloning of the three mammalian K(V) beta subunits, including splice variants of these subunits, from both human and rat(More)
Wagner syndrome (WS) is an autosomal dominant vitreoretinopathy affecting various ocular features and is caused by mutations in the canonical splice sites of the VCAN gene, which encodes the large chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan, versican. We report the identification of novel splice acceptor and donor-site mutations (c.4004-1G>C and c.9265+2T>A) in two(More)
Peroxidase (EC from horseradish ( Armoracia rusticana ) roots was purified using a simple, rapid, three-step procedure: ultrasonication, ammonium sulfate salt precipitation, and hydrophobic interaction chromatography on phenyl Sepharose CL-4B. The preparation gave an overall yield of 71%, 291-fold purification, and a high specific activity of 772(More)
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