Sank Hak Lee

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The gene for carboxypeptidase Taq, a thermostable metallo-carboxypeptidase from Thermus aquaticus YT-1, was cloned and sequenced. The gene comprised an open reading frame of 1,536 base pairs with a GTG initiation codon and a TGA termination codon, which encodes a protein of 56,210 Da consisting of 511 amino acid residues. The GTG initiation codon of the(More)
A thermostable carboxypeptidase, which we named carboxypeptidase Taq, was purified from Thermus aquaticus YT-1 and characterized. The molecular weight of the enzyme was estimated to be about 56,000 and 58,000 on SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and gel filtration, respectively, indicating that the enzyme has a monomeric structure. The optimum pH of(More)
Carboxypeptidase (CPase) Taq possesses the His-Glu-X-X-His sequence, which is the consensus sequence in the active site of zinc-dependent endopeptidases and amino-peptidases, at positions 276-280. Amino acid replacement of the conserved His and Glu drastically diminished the activity of CPase Taq, and the zinc content of the enzyme was also greatly reduced(More)
In neurons, microtubule motor driven transport is crucial for communication between processes and the cell body. Disruptions in transport are associated with a variety of neurodegenerative diseases. Recent studies implicate phosphorylation of serine 175, a conserved residue found in all three isoforms of kinesin-1 in impaired axonal transport associated(More)
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