R. S. Carmenes

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We describe the cloning, nucleotide sequencing and expression in Escherichia coli of the major capsid component (VP60) from the Spanish field isolate AST/89 of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV). The sequence of the 3'-terminal 2483 nucleotides of the genome was found to be 95.4% identical to the German RHDV strain, showing ten changes in the deduced(More)
We describe a program for protein sequence analysis which runs in IBM PC computers. Protein sequences are loaded from files in Mount-Conrad and Lipman-Pearson format. Seven features are analyzed: hydrophilicity, hydropathy, surface probability, side chain flexibility, antigenicity, secondary structure and N-glycosylation sites. Numeric results can be shown,(More)
Subgenomic mRNA from a virulent isolate of porcine transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) was used to produce cDNA which was sequenced. Two non-overlapping open reading frames (ORFs) were identified. The largest, encoding a polypeptide of 382 amino acids (relative molecular mass (Mr) 43,483), was shown to be the viral nucleoprotein gene. The second ORF,(More)
Subgenomic mRNA from a virulent isolate of porcine transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) was used to produce cDNA clones. Part of a new clone and a previously reported clone were sequenced and used to construct the viral gene for integral membrane protein. A single open reading frame (ORF) encoding a polypeptide of 262 amino acids, relative molecular(More)
In a previous paper (Cármenes et al., 1984) we reported that UDP-glucose 4-epimerase from Saccharomyces was inactivated both in vivo and in vitro (crude extracts) by L-arabinose or D-xylose. In this paper, we report that pure epimerase requires the presence of UMP or UDP to be inactivated by sugars and that the inactivation is due to the reduction of the(More)
L-Arabinose has been described as a gratuitous inducer of the yeast alpha-galactosidase. This has been found to be an artefact resulting from galactose contamination of commercial samples of L-arabinose. The inactivation produced on UDP-glucose 4-epimerase by the pentose does not amplify the inducer activity of contaminating D-galactose.
A software module for nonlinear regression analysis, based on the reliable Meyer-Roth algorithm (a modified damped least square algorithm), is presented. It allows both constrained and unconstrained optimization, and the use of a variety of weighting methods. Virtually any nonlinear function can be fitted, including those with several nondependent(More)
L-Arabinose has been described as a gratuitous inducer of the yeast α-galactosidase. This has been found to be an artefact resulting from galactose contamination of commercial samples of L-arabinose. The inactivation produced on UDP-glucose 4-epimerase by the pentose does not amplify the inducer activity of contaminating D-galactose.
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