S L Rancourt

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The kinetic characteristics of a purified insect dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) have been described. The Km values for the substrate dihydrofolate and the cofactor NADPH have been estimated by primary and secondary Hanes plots to be 0.3 and 5.2 microM, respectively. Drosophila melanogaster DHFR can use folate and NADH at acidic pH values, but at a much(More)
Dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) has been purified over 30,000-fold from Drosophila adults with a yield of 35%, using a combination of low pH extraction, (NH4)2SO4 precipitation, Sephadex gel filtration, Affi-Gel blue affinity chromatography, ion exchange and gel filtration FPLC. The Drosophila enzyme is a soluble, 17-22 kDa monomeric protein displaying the(More)
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