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Eukaryotic cells contain an extraordinarily complex population of small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs). During its brief lifetime, each human pre-rRNA molecule will transiently associate with approximately 150 different snoRNA species. In the past year our understanding of snoRNAs has been clarified by the recognition that the snoRNA population can be divided(More)
Intracellular beta-galactosidase from Penicillium chrysogenum NCAIM 00237 was purified by procedures including precipitation with ammonium sulfate, ion-exchange chromatography on DEAE-Sephadex, affinity chromatography, and chromatofocusing. These steps resulted a purification of 66-fold, a yield of about 8%, and a specific activity of 5.84 U mg(-1) protein.(More)
Salmonella pathogenicity island-4 (SPI-4) is a 27-kb region that carries six genes designated siiABCDEF. SiiC, SiiD, and SiiF form a type I secretion apparatus for the secretion of SiiE, a huge (approximately 600 kDa) protein contributing to the colonization of the bovine intestines. Here it is shown that loss of SPI-4 attenuates the oral virulence of(More)
The catalytic amino acid residues of the extracellular beta-D-xylosidase (beta-D-xyloside xylohydrolase, EC 3.2.1.37) from Aspergillus carbonarius was investigated by the pH dependence of reaction kinetic parameters and chemical modifications of the enzyme. The pH dependence curves gave apparent pK values of 2.7 and 6.4 for the free enzyme, while pK value(More)
The possible involvement of aluminum in Alzheimer's disease (AD) is discussed focusing, on the one hand, on a critical review of the analytical results concerning the brain aluminum content of AD patients, and on the other hand, on the in vitro interactions of AI(III) with biologically relevant potential AI(III) binders occurring in intracellular and/or(More)
Catalytic thermometric titrations have been developed for bases (brucine, diethylaniline, potassium acetate and triethylamine) in acetic acid by continuous and discontinuous addition of the standard solution and automatic temperature recording. The determination of weak bases, e.g., antipyrine, unsuccessful in acetic acid by catalytic thermometric(More)
A series of platinum(II) amidine complexes were previously prepared with the aim of obtaining a new class of platinum-based antitumour drugs. This series includes compounds of the type cis--[PtCl2{Z-HN=C(NHMe)Me}2] and trans-[PtCl2{Z-HN=C(NHMe)Me}2] (1, 2), cis-[PtCl2{E-HN=C(NMe2)Me}2] and trans-[PtCl2{E-HN=C(NMe2)Me}2] (3, 4), cis-[PtCl2{Z-HN=C(NHMe)Ph}2](More)
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