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The bifunctional peptidoglycan lysin of Streptococcus agalactiae bacteriophage B30.
A group B streptococcal (GBS) bacteriophage lysin gene was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. The purified recombinant enzyme, calculated to have a molecular mass of 49 677 Da, lysed GBSExpand
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The influence of glycosylation on the thermal stability and effector function expression of human IgG1-Fc: properties of a series of truncated glycoforms.
Antibodies are multifunctional molecules that following the formation of antibody antigen complexes, may activate mechanisms to effect the clearance and destruction of the antigen (pathogen). The IgGExpand
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Novel Oligosaccharide Side Chains of the Collagen-like Region of BclA, the Major Glycoprotein of the Bacillus anthracis Exosporium*
Spores of Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax, are enclosed by a prominent loose fitting layer called the exosporium. The exosporium consists of a basal layer and an external hairlikeExpand
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LysK CHAP endopeptidase domain is required for lysis of live staphylococcal cells.
LysK is a staphylococcal bacteriophage endolysin composed of three domains: an N-terminal cysteine, histidine-dependent amidohydrolases/peptidases (CHAP) endopeptidase domain, a midprotein amidase 2Expand
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Endolysins as antimicrobials.
Peptidoglycan (PG) is the major structural component of the bacterial cell wall. Bacteria have autolytic PG hydrolases that allow the cell to grow and divide. A well-studied group of PG hydrolaseExpand
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LambdaSa1 and LambdaSa2 Prophage Lysins of Streptococcus agalactiae
ABSTRACT Putative N-acetylmuramyl-l-alanine amidase genes from LambdaSa1 and LambdaSa2 prophages of Streptococcus agalactiae were cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. The purified enzymes lysedExpand
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Peptidoglycan Hydrolase Fusions Maintain Their Parental Specificities
ABSTRACT The increased incidence of bacterial antibiotic resistance has led to a renewed search for novel antimicrobials. Avoiding the use of broad-range antimicrobials through the use of specificExpand
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The Cell Lysis Activity of the Streptococcus agalactiae Bacteriophage B30 Endolysin Relies on the Cysteine, Histidine-Dependent Amidohydrolase/Peptidase Domain
ABSTRACT The Streptococcus agalactiae bacteriophage B30 endolysin contains three domains: cysteine, histidine-dependent amidohydrolase/peptidase (CHAP), Acm glycosidase, and the SH3b cell wallExpand
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Butyrate increases production of human chimeric IgG in CHO-K1 cells whilst maintaining function and glycoform profile.
The influence of sodium butyrate on the production and glycosylation of recombinant mouse/human chimeric antibody by transfected CHO-K1 cells was investigated. We selected cells expressingExpand
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Aberrant termination triggers nonsense-mediated mRNA decay.
NMD (nonsense-mediated mRNA decay) is a cellular quality-control mechanism in which an otherwise stable mRNA is destabilized by the presence of a premature termination codon. We have defined the setExpand
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