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AIMS Over the 30-year period from 1971-2000, 3750 cases of lymphoma were referred to the Sheffield Lymphoma Group for investigation and treatment. Of these, 580 were extranodal presentations and, of these, 190 (33%) were localised to the head and neck region. The aim of this lymphoma database review was to evaluate the patient characteristics and survival(More)
Monoamine oxidase from Aspergillus niger (MAO-N) is a flavoenzyme that catalyses the oxidative deamination of primary amines. MAO-N has been used as the starting model for a series of directed evolution experiments, resulting in mutants of improved activity and broader substrate specificity, suitable for application in the preparative deracemisation of(More)
NADPH-dependent oxidoreductase Q1EQE0 from Streptomyces kanamyceticus catalyzes the asymmetric reduction of the prochiral monocyclic imine 2-methyl-1-pyrroline to the chiral amine (R)-2-methylpyrrolidine with >99% ee, and is thus of interest as a potential biocatalyst for the production of optically active amines. The structures of Q1EQE0 in native form,(More)
Oxidoreductases from Streptomyces sp. GF3546 [3546-IRED], Bacillus cereus BAG3X2 (BcIRED) and Nocardiopsis halophila (NhIRED) each reduce prochiral 2-methylpyrroline (2MPN) to (S)-2-methylpyrrolidine with >95 % ee and also a number of other imine substrates with good selectivity. Structures of BcIRED and NhIRED have helped to identify conserved active site(More)
Maleate isomerase (MI), a member of the Asp/Glu racemase superfamily, catalyzes cis-trans isomerization of the C2-C3 double bond in maleate to yield fumarate. Mutational studies, in conjunction with the structure of the C194A mutant of Nocardia farcinica MI cocrystallized with maleate, have revealed an unprecedented mode of catalysis for the superfamily in(More)
XplA is a cytochrome P450 of unique structural organization, consisting of a heme-domain that is C-terminally fused to its native flavodoxin redox partner. XplA, along with flavodoxin reductase XplB, has been shown to catalyze the breakdown of the nitramine explosive and pollutant hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (royal demolition explosive) by(More)
A gene from the marine bacterium Stenotrophomonas maltophilia encodes a 38.6 kDa FAD-containing flavoprotein (Uniprot B2FLR2) named S. maltophilia flavin-containing monooxygenase (SMFMO), which catalyses the oxidation of thioethers and also the regioselective Baeyer-Villiger oxidation of the model substrate bicyclo[3.2.0]hept-2-en-6-one. The enzyme was(More)
The FAD-dependent monooxygenase HbpA from Pseudomonas azelaica HBP1 catalyses the hydroxylation of 2-hydroxybiphenyl (2HBP) to 2,3-dihydroxybiphenyl (23DHBP). HbpA has been used extensively as a model for studying flavoprotein hydroxylases under process conditions, and has also been subjected to directed-evolution experiments that altered its catalytic(More)
Between 1980 and 1985 eight patients who had had splenectomy or were hyposplenic were admitted to University Hospital, Nottingham with pyrexia and bacteraemia. Three of these patients died from fulminant sepsis, and one patient who had meningitis was left with serious neurological sequelae. All eight patients had had splenectomy or splenic irradiation for(More)