Sybil McAleese

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Cofactor-independent phosphoglyceromutase (PGM) was purified to homogeneity from developing castor seed endosperm. Immunological characterization using monospecific antisera raised against this protein indicates that the enzyme is located in the cytosol and that there is no immunologically related polypeptide in the leucoplast from this tissue. Isolation(More)
The gene encoding the malarial homologue of proliferating cell nuclear antigen, PCNA, has been identified and characterised. It is located on chromosome 13. The coding sequence of 825 nucleotides predicts a protein of 30,586 Da. There are no introns and northern analysis reveals a transcript of approximately 1.6kb. The conserved residues which characterise(More)
The gene encoding DNA polymerase alpha from the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum has been sequenced and characterised. The deduced amino acid sequence possesses the seven sequence motifs which characterise eukaryotic replicative DNA polymerases (I-VII) and four of five motifs (A-E) identified in alpha DNA polymerases. The predicted protein also(More)
Evolved functions of integrin-alpha(v)beta(6) include roles in epithelial cell-extracellular matrix protein interactions and in the binding and activation of latent TGF-beta(1). Integrin-alpha(v)beta(6) is also exploited as a receptor by foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) and may play a significant role in its transmission and pathogenesis. The ovine(More)
The complete amino acid sequence (433 residues) of the human neurone-specific gamma isozyme of enolase (NSE) has been determined by a combination of direct amino acid sequencing and nucleotide sequencing of cloned cDNA. Substantial amino acid sequence of the non-neuronal alpha form of the enzyme was also obtained which agreed almost entirely with the(More)
The gene for topoisomerase II has been isolated from genomic libraries of strain K1 of the human malarial parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. The sequence reveals an open reading frame of 4194 nucleotides which predicts a polypeptide of 1398 amino acids. There are apparently no introns. The sequence is present as a single copy which has an identity of 47.4%(More)
Genes encoding proteins homologous to the catalytic subunits of DNA polymerase alpha and delta have been cloned from the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. These are among the first cellular replicative DNA polymerase genes to be cloned and their sequences allow us to make new statements about the relative degrees of conservation of these two(More)
Monoclonal antibodies specific for the gamma isozyme of human enolase (known as neuron-specific enolase or NSE) have been raised against synthetic peptides after coupling to carrier protein: the selected peptides were those corresponding to regions of amino acid sequence difference between the alpha and gamma subunits of these closely similar isozymes. This(More)
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