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Toluene dioxygenase oxidizes toluene to (+)-cis-1(S),2(R)-dihydroxy-3-methylcyclohexa-3,5-diene. This reaction is catalyzed by a multienzyme system that is induced in cells of Pseudomonas putida F1 during growth on toluene. One of the components of toluene dioxygenase has been purified to homogeneity and shown to be an iron-sulfur protein that has been(More)
Cells of Pseudomonas putida, after growth with toluene, contain a multicomponent enzyme system that oxidizes toluene to (+)-1(S),2(R)-dihydroxy-3-methyl-cyclohexa-3,5-diene. One of these components has been purified to homogeneity and shown to be a flavoprotein that contains FAD as the only detectable prosthetic group. Fad was removed from the enzyme during(More)
In this prospective study, a series of 1812 consecutive mild head injured adult patients who visited the hospital emergency department were assessed. Twenty-eight patients (1.5%) deteriorated after head injury; 23 of these (1.3% of the series) required surgical intervention. Five patients (0.3%) deteriorated due to non-surgical causes [post-traumatic(More)
A new mutation introducing a one-carbon requirement (e.g., formate) for the glycine-supplemented growth of a serine-glycine auxotroph (ser1) was correlated with a lack of glycine decarboxylase activity. The presence of oxalate decarboxylase activity or glyoxylate decarboxylase activity did not overcome the one-carbon requirement. Another mutation(More)
The development and characterization of an enhanced composite skin substitute based on collagen and poly(epsilon-caprolactone) are reported. Considering the features of excellent biocompatibility, easy-manipulated property and exempt from cross-linking related toxicity observed in the 1:20 biocomposites, skin substitutes were developed by seeding human(More)
Neurofibromatosis type I (NF-1), the most common neurocutaneous disorder, can be an inherent or spontaneous mutation of the NF-1 gene on chromosome 17q11.2 and encodes neurofibromin proteins. There have only been a few cases reported of NF-1 associated with nephrotic syndrome and the relation rests unclear. Herein, we present a case of NF-1 combined with(More)
Chloroperoxidase, purified from the fermentation of Curvularia inaequalis, had a molecular weight of approximately 240,000 and was composed of 4 subunits of identical molecular weight (Mr 66,000). The enzyme was specific for I-, Br- and Cl-, and inactive toward F-. The optimum pH of the enzyme was centered around 5.0. X-ray fluorescence revealed that the(More)
In this study, we investigated the relationship between the G75A polymorphism in the apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1) gene and the lipid regulatory effect of pravastatin in patients with hyperlipidemia. A total of 179 patients were divided into two groups: the pravastatin (N = 97) and policosanol (N = 82) treatment groups. The total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride,(More)