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Adenylate kinase has been isolated from four related methanogenic members of the Archaea. For each, the optimum temperature for enzyme activity was similar to the temperature for optimal microbial growth and was approximately 30 degrees C for Methanococcus voltae, 70 degrees C for Methanococcus thermolithotrophicus, 80 degrees C for Methanococcus igneus,(More)
The genome sequence of the extremely thermophilic archaeon Methanococcus jannaschii provides a wealth of data on proteins from a thermophile. In this paper, sequences of 115 proteins from M. jannaschii are compared with their homologs from mesophilic Methanococcus species. Although the growth temperatures of the mesophiles are about 50 degrees C below that(More)
Sequence comparisons of highly related archaeal adenylate kinases (AKs) from the mesophilic Methanococcus voltae, the moderate thermophile Methanococcus thermolithotrophicus, and two extreme thermophiles Methanococcus igneus and Methanococcus jannaschii, allow identification of interactions responsible for the large variation in temperatures for optimal(More)
Premature fusion of the sutures of the skull has been extensively analyzed and several diagnostic imaging modalities have been proposed. Radiographic, scintigraphic and computed tomographic features of craniosynostosis have been reported. This study was initiated (a) to determine the value and accuracy of plain skull radiography, skull scintigraphy and(More)
Adenylate kinases (ADKs) from four closely related methanogenic members of the Archaea (the mesophile Methanococcus voltae (MVO), the thermopile Methanococcus thermolithotrophicus (MTH), and the extreme thermopiles Methanococcus igneus (MIG) and Methanococcus jannaschii (MJA)) were characterized for their resistance to thermal denaturation. Despite(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The authors developed a method to evaluate the availability and accuracy of clinical data proffered by clinicians when ordering radiologic examinations with a computer order-entry system. METHODS Two thousand consecutive clinical indications for a spectrum of pediatric imaging studies were scrutinized for accuracy by means of(More)
The adenylate kinase genes (adkA) were cloned from four closely related methanogenic members of the Archaea: the mesophile Methanococcus voltae (Mv), the thermophile M. thermolithotrophicus (Mt) and the hyperthermophiles M. jannaschii (Mj) and M. igneus (Mi). All four genes encode a protein of 192 amino acids (aa), and the four enzymes were closely related,(More)
Development of high throughput systems for purification and analysis of proteins is essential for the success of today's proteomic research. We have developed an affinity chromatography technology that allows the customization of high capacity/high throughput chromatographic separation of proteins. This technology utilizes selected chromatography media that(More)
Congenital anomalies of the thoracic veins are infrequent but important developmental abnormalities. Thoracic venous anomalies can be classified as systemic or pulmonary. Systemic venous anomalies are often incidental findings, whereas pulmonary venous anomalies are more likely to manifest with cyanosis and to be associated with congenital cardiac(More)