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During seed development, various storage proteins and hydrolases accumulate in specialized storage vacuoles, the protein bodies, via an elaborate intracellular transport system involving the rough endoplasmic reticulum, the Golgi apparatus, and transit vesicles. Clathrin-coated vesicles, similar to those which transport lysosomal proteins to lysosomes, an(More)
Four isozymes of beta-N-acetylhexosaminidase (beta-NAHA) from pea seeds (Pisum sativum L.) have been separated, with one, designated beta-NAHA-II, purified to apparent homogeneity by means of an affinity column constructed by ligating p-aminophenyl-N-acetyl-beta-d-thioglucosaminide to Affi-Gel 202. The other three isozymes have been separated and purified(More)
In vitro translation systems were prepared with supernatant factors from wheat germ and 80S ribosomes from wheat germ, barley embryos, watermelon cotyledons, pea cotyledons, and castor bean endosperm. Ricin A-chain, which strongly inhibits protein synthesis by mammalian ribosomes, inhibited all of the plant ribosomal systems by 50% when present at 25-45(More)
Chemokines have received increasing attention due to their inhibitory activities on human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) and simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) replication and the potential for chemokine receptors to assist in HIV-1/SIV entry into permissive cells. Besides CD4, which is the major receptor for HIV-1 and SIV, a number of chemokine(More)
The amounts of the two lectins (ricin and Ricinus communis agglutinin) in tissues of castor bean seedlings were followed during germination and early growth. For measurement, lectins in extracts were separately eluted from Sepharose columns; an antibody to the agglutinin was also used to detect the lectins by immunodiffusion. The endosperm of the dry seed(More)
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