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Expression of the full set of human and mouse groups I, II, V, X, and XII secreted phospholipases A(2) (sPLA(2)s) in Escherichia coli and insect cells has provided pure recombinant enzymes for detailed comparative interfacial kinetic and binding studies. The set of mammalian sPLA(2)s display dramatically different sensitivity to dithiothreitol. The specific(More)
The structural similarities between the C-terminal domain of human pancreatic lipase (C-HPL) and C2 domains suggested a similar function, the interaction with lipids. The catalytic N-terminal domain (N-HPL) and C-HPL were produced as individual proteins, and their partitioning between the water phase and the triglyceride-water interface was assessed using(More)
To date, 12 secreted phospholipases A2 (sPLA2s) have been identified in the mouse species and divided into three structural collections (I/II/V/X, III, and XII). On the basis of their different molecular properties and tissue distributions, each sPLA2 is likely to exert distinct functions by acting as an enzyme or ligand for specific soluble proteins or(More)
Mammalian secreted phospholipases A(2) (sPLA2s) comprise a group of at least eight enzymes, including the recently identified group X sPLA2. A bacterial expression system was developed to produce human group X sPLA2 (hGX). Inhibition studies show that the sPLA2 inhibitor LY311727 binds modestly more tightly to human group IIA sPLA2 than to hGX and that a(More)
Expression of the full set of human and mouse groups I, II, V, X, and XII secreted phospholipases A2 (sPLA2s) in Escherichia coli and insect cells has provided pure recombinant enzymes for detailed comparative interfacial kinetic and binding studies. The set of mammalian sPLA2s display dramatically different sensitivity to dithiothreitol. The specific(More)
In the present work we determined the total phenolic content of Aloe vera leaf skin (AVLS) extracts by using various solvents (hexane, chloroform-ethanol (1/1), ethyl acetate, butanol and water). We have also evaluated the antioxidant and the anti-PLA2 properties of these extracts by measuring their inhibition potency on the human pro-inflammatory(More)
Phospholipids are present in all living organisms. They are a major component of all biological membranes, along with glycolipids and cholesterol. Enzymes aimed at cleaving the various bonds in phospholipids, namely phospholipases, are consequently widespread in nature, playing very diverse roles from aggression in snake venom to signal transduction, lipid(More)
Epitope mapping was performed using four anti-HPL monoclonal antibodies (mAb's 81-23, 146-40, 315-25, and 320-24) directed against human pancreatic lipase (HPL). Three HPL mutants produced in insect cells were tested for this purpose: (i) N-HPL, which consists of only the N-terminal domain of HPL, (ii) HPL(-lid), in which a short loop consisting of 5 amino(More)
Both classical pancreatic lipase (DPL) and pancreatic lipase-related protein 1 (DPLRP1) have been found to be secreted by dog exocrine pancreas. These two proteins were purified to homogeneity from canine pancreatic juice and no significant catalytic activity was observed with dog PLRP1 on any of the substrates tested: di- and tri-glycerides, phospholipids,(More)