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Valerophenone synthase homologue of chalcone synthase (CHS) is the first key enzyme described to be involved in the biosynthesis of bitter acids, the compounds produced in hop lupulin glands valuable for the taste of beer. The complete sequence of a novel homologue of CHS chs 4 was isolated from hop. Protein predicted from chs 4 cDNA has 43.45 kDa and(More)
The minimum substrate sequence recognized by signal peptidase I (SPase I or leader peptidase) was defined by measuring the kinetic parameters for a set of chemically synthesized peptides corresponding to the cleavage site of the precursor maltose binding protein (pro-MBP). The minimum sequence of a substrate hydrolyzed by SPase I at a measurable rate was(More)
The enzymatic properties of four chalcone synthase homologues CHS_H1, VPS, CHS 2 and CHS 4 from Humulus lupulus L. were investigated after heterologous expression in Escherichia coli. It was found that both VPS and CHS_H1 can utilize isovaleryl-CoA and isobutyryl-CoA as substrates producing compounds with positions in thin layer chromatography(More)
The signal peptide generated during the maturation of prolipoprotein by the purified prolipoprotein signal peptidase can be isolated in substrate amounts (Dev, I. K., and Ray, P. H. (1984) J. Biol. Chem. 259, 11114-11120). This signal peptide is degraded predominantly from the carboxyl terminus by cell-free extracts of Escherichia coli. The signal peptide(More)
The degradation of the prolipoprotein signal peptide in vitro by membranes, cytoplasmic fraction, and two purified major signal peptide peptidases from Escherichia coli was followed by reverse-phase liquid chromatography (RPLC). The cytoplasmic fraction hydrolyzed the signal peptide completely into amino acids. In contrast, many peptide fragments(More)
Dihydrofolate reductase, specified by the type II plasmid of a trimethoprim-resistant Escherichia coli, was purified 40-fold to homogeneity using a combination of gel filtration, DEAE-Sephacel chromatography, and hydrophobic chromatography. The final product shows a single protein band on polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and has a specific activity of 1.0(More)
Dihydrofolate reductase specified by plasmid R483 from a trimethoprim-resistant strain of Escherichia coli has been purified 2,000-fold to homogeneity using dye-ligand chromatography, gel filtration, and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The protein migrated as a single band on nondenaturing polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and had a specific activity(More)
Abnormal phosphorylation of tau protein represents one of the major candidate pathological mechanisms leading to Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related tauopathies. Altered phosphorylation status of neuronal tau protein may result from upregulation of tau-specific kinases or from inhibition of tau-specific phosphatases. Increased expression of the protein(More)
5-Chloro-2',3'-dideoxy-3'-fluorouridine (935U83) is a selective anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) agent. When tested in phytohemagglutinin-stimulated normal human peripheral blood lymphocytes against fresh clinical isolates of HIV type 1 (HIV-1) obtained from patients naive to AZT (3'-azido-3'-deoxythymidine [zidovudine]), 935U83 inhibited virus(More)
Estradiol-3-benzoate (EB), an ester derivative of the main oestrogen hormone estradiol, was chemically modified and bound to poly(alpha,beta-(N-2-hydroxyethyl-DL-aspartamide))-poly(alpha,beta-(N-2-aminoethyl-DL-aspartamide)) copolymer (PAHA). EB was first converted to estradiol-3-benzoate-17-(benzotriazole-1-carboxylate), which readily reacted with amino(More)