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Prediction of the native tertiary structure of a globular protein from the primary sequence will require a potential energy model that can discriminate all nonnative structures from the native structure(s). A successful model must distinguish not only alternate structures that are very nonnative but also alternate structures that are compact and(More)
Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] is an important crop which contributes approximately 58% of the world’s oilseed production. Palmitic and stearic acids are the two main saturated fatty acids in soybean oil. Different levels of saturated fatty acids are desired depending on the uses of the soybean oil. Vegetable oil low in saturated fatty acids is preferred(More)
Novel ionizable polymer networks were prepared from oligo(ethylene glycol) (OEG) multiacrylates and acrylic acid (AA) employing bulk radical photopolymerization techniques. The properties of these materials exhibited a complex dependence on the network structure and composition, and the materials were therefore used in the design of controlled release(More)
Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] is an important oilseed crop which produces about 30 % of the world’s edible vegetable oil. The quality of soybean oil is determined by its fatty acid composition. Soybean oil high in oleic and low in linolenic fatty acids is desirable for human consumption and other uses. The objectives of this study were to identify(More)
Soybean seeds contain high levels of oil and protein, and are the important sources of vegetable oil and plant protein for human consumption and livestock feed. Increased seed yield, oil and protein contents are the main objectives of soybean breeding. The objectives of this study were to identify and validate quantitative trait loci (QTLs) associated with(More)
Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) is a major source of plant protein for humans and livestock. Deficiency of sulfur-containing amino acids (cysteine and methionine) in soybean protein is a main limitation of soybean meal as an animal feed ingredient. The objectives of this study were to identify and validate quantitative trait loci (QTLs) associated with(More)
A stochastic model of the kinetics of the helix--coil transition based on the equilibrium statistical mechanical theory of Lifson and Roig is presented. A Monte Carlo simulation of the kinetics based on the stochastic model was used to study the kinetics of the helix--coil transition. Kinetics simulations were conducted from several initial values of the(More)
F430 is the nickel containing tetrapyrrole cofactor of S-methyl coenzyme M methylreductase, the enzyme that catalyzes the final step of methane production by methanogenic bacteria: the reduction of S-methyl coenzyme M (H3CSCH2CH2SO3-) to methane and coenzyme M (HSCH2CH2SO3-). The protein-free F430 obtained from the cytosol of Methanobacterium(More)
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