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Purification and characterization of four Ca(2+)-dependent lectins from the marine invertebrate, Cucumaria echinata.
Four Ca(2+)-dependent, N-acetylgalactosamine/galactose-specific lectins were purified from the marine invertebrate, Cucumaria echinata (Holothuroidea), by column chromatography on lactosyl-SepharoseExpand
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Investigation of the Structural Basis for Thermostability of DNA-binding Protein HU from Bacillus stearothermophilus *
Site-directed mutagenesis was used to identify amino acid residues essential for the thermostability of the DNA-binding protein HU from the thermophile Bacillus stearothermophilus (BstHU). TwoExpand
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An assay for lectin activity using microtiter plate with chemically immobilized carbohydrates.
A simple microtiter plate assay for lectins or carbohydrate-binding proteins was developed. The method utilizes carbohydrates immobilized in the wells of the microtiter plate containing primary aminoExpand
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Amino acid sequence of a C-type lectin CEL-IV from the marine invertebrate Cucumaria echinata.
The complete amino acid sequence of a Ca(2+)-dependent lectin, CEL-IV, from the marine invertebrate Cucumaria echinata was analyzed. The established sequence showed that CEL-IV comprises 157 aminoExpand
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EED mutants impair polycomb repressive complex 2 in myelodysplastic syndrome and related neoplasms
EED mutants impair polycomb repressive complex 2 in myelodysplastic syndrome and related neoplasms
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Isolation and characterization of a wound-inducible ribonuclease from Nicotiana glutinosa leaves.
A wound-inducible ribonuclease (RNase NW) was purified from leaves of Nicotiana glutinosa. The purified RNase NW has an optimum pH around 5 and 7, and its base specificity is suggested based on theExpand
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Arginine-55 in the beta-arm is essential for the activity of DNA-binding protein HU from Bacillus stearothermophilus.
DNA-binding protein HU (BstHU) from Bacillus stearothermophilus is a homodimeric protein which binds to DNA in a sequence-nonspecific manner. In order to identify the Arg residues essential for DNAExpand
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Relationship between antimicrobial activity and amphiphilic property of basic model peptides.
Several cationic model peptides of the prepiece moieties of mitochondrial protein precursors were found to be active against Gram-positive bacteria, but inactive against Gram-negative bacteria. TheExpand
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Interaction of the Hemolytic Lectin CEL-III from the Marine Invertebrate Cucumaria echinata with the Erythrocyte Membrane (*)
CEL-III is one of four Ca-dependent galactose/N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc)-binding lectins from the marine invertebrate Cucumaria echinata which exhibits hemolytic activity, especially towardExpand
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Oligomerization of the Hemolytic Lectin CEL-III from the Marine Invertebrate Cucumaria echinata Induced by the Binding of Carbohydrate Ligands*
The hemolytic lectin CEL-III is a Ca2+-dependent, galactose/GalNAc-specific lectin purified from the marine invertebrate Cucumaria echinata (Holothuroidea). We found that this lectin formsExpand
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