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By peptide isolation and analysis, it has been shown that the dansyl fluorophore of dansylcadaverine [N-(5-aminopentyl)-5-(dimethylamino)naphthalene-1-sulfonamide] transfers to Gln-41 of actin from rabbit skeletal muscle when the reaction is catalyzed by guinea pig liver transglutaminase. As a function of time, the degree of labeling asymptotically(More)
We report measurements of the reactivity (degree of labeling, as mole of ligand per mole of protein, at constant exposure time) of the reactive thiol, "SH1", of a subfragment of myosin (S-1), and of Cys-10 of F-actin under various conditions, using N-iodo-[3H]acetyl-N-(1-sulfo-5-naphthyl)ethylenediamine, a fluorescent radioactive iodoacetamide analog. When(More)
We have employed the method of radial distance measurements in order to orient the actin monomer in the F-actin filament. This method utilizes fluorescence resonance energy transfer measurements of the distance between two equivalent chemical points located on two different monomers. The interprobe distance obtained this way is used to compute the radial(More)
Myosin subfragment 1 (S-1) was fluorescently labeled at its rapidly reacting thiol ("SH1"). Short exposure to trypsin cuts the S-1 heavy chain into three still-associated fragments (20K, 50K, and 27K) [Balint, M., Wolf, L., Tarcsafalvi, A., Gergely, J., & Sreter, F.A. (1978) Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 190, 793-799] which bind F-actin to the same extent as does(More)
It is proposed that the myosin subfragment 1 moiety of the muscle contractile apparatus is a self-contained "engine" whose operational plan is based on the interactive nature of ATP (or degradation intermediate) binding and actin binding, made possible by an intersite communication system. It is suggested that the spatial information required for examining(More)
The interaction of myosin subfragment-1 (S-1) with 4,4'-bis(1-anilinonaphthalene 8-sulfonate) (bis-ANS) has been studied by monitoring the fluorescence of the latter when the two components form a complex. Because ATP and ATP analogs partially displace complexed bis-ANS it has also been possible to study interactions of S-1 and nucleotides by using the(More)
The fast-reacting thiol (SH1) of myosin subfragment-1 (S-1) was covalently and specifically labeled with (iodoacetamido)fluorescein (IAF), while Cys-373 of actin was also covalently and preferentially labeled with N-(iodoacetyl)-N'-(1-sulfo-5-naphthyl)ethylenediamine (1,5-IAEDANS). The method of fluorescence energy transfer was used to examine the spatial(More)
The early detection of breast cancer increases the chance of cure of the disease. The aspiration examination of a female breast provides conditions of eliminating doubts in relation to the diagnosis. This work presents a tool of Virtual Reality that contributes with the medical training to execute aspiration examination in order to allow execution of the(More)