Nicole F Phillips

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Body size and temperature are primary determinants of metabolic rate, and the standard metabolic rate (SMR) of animals ranging in size from unicells to mammals has been thought to be proportional to body mass (M) raised to the power of three-quarters for over 40 years. However, recent evidence from rigorously selected datasets suggests that this is not the(More)
Polyphosphate glucokinase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis catalyzes the phosphorylation of glucose using polyphosphate or ATP as the phosphoryl donor. The M. tuberculosis H37Rv gene encoding this enzyme has been cloned, sequenced, and expressed in Escherichia coli. The gene contains an open reading frame for 265 amino acids with a calculated mass of 27,400(More)
The glucokinase (EC from Propionibacterium shermanii phosphorylates glucose using inorganic polyphosphate (poly(P)) or ATP as the phosphate donor. In this investigation, we have purified the glucokinase to homogeneity, using two methods and show that the polyphosphate and ATP-dependent glucokinase activities eluted as a single protein. The protein(More)
Polyphosphate [poly(P)n]:D-(+)-glucose-6-phosphotransferase (EC from Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Ra was purified to homogeneity using an improved method which yielded a 634-fold purification with higher recovery. The purified enzyme migrated as a single band with M(r) 33 kDa on sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis(More)
Polyphosphate glucokinase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis catalyzes the phosphorylation of glucose using inorganic polyphosphates [poly(P)] or ATP. The steady-state kinetic mechanisms of the poly(P)- and ATP-dependent glucokinase reactions were investigated using initial velocity, product inhibition, and dead-end inhibition analyses. In the(More)
Previous studies with the anti-neutrophil/antichymotrypsin mAb 1-15 have identified an activation-associated, chymotrypsin-like activity within the membrane fraction of isolated human neutrophils (PMN). In the present study, the molecular and biochemical characteristics of mAb 1-15 Ag/proteinase were determined. On casein/acrylamide sizing gels, PMN(More)
Transcarboxylase (TC) from Propionibacterium shermanii consists of a central hexameric 12S subunit to which 6 outer dimeric 5S subunits are attached through 12 biotinyl 1.3S subunits. The enzyme catalyzes the transfer of a carboxyl group from methylmalonyl-CoA to pyruvate, forming oxalacetate and propionyl-CoA. The pyruvate binding site, located on the 5S(More)
The steady-state kinetics of the reaction catalyzed by inorganic-pyrophosphate-dependent D-fructose-6-phosphate 1-phosphotransferase from Giardia lamblia have been investigated. The reactants for the forward and reverse reactions were the Mg-chelated complexes of pyrophosphate (PPi) and Pi. Uncomplexed ligands were not substrates. In the direction of(More)