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Bilirubin oxidase (EC:1.3.3.5) purified from a culture medium of Myrothecium verrucaria MT-1 (authentic enzyme) catalyzes the oxidation of bilirubin to biliverdin in vitro and recombinant enzyme (wild type) was obtained by using an overexpression system of the bilirubin oxidase gene with Aspergillus oryzae harboring an expression vector. The absorption and(More)
Baker's asthma, a typical occupational allergic disease, is a serious problem in the food industries. In this study, purification and identification of major allergens recognized by IgEs in sera of allergic patients were performed. Major immunoreactive proteins were purified from the albumin fraction by gel filtration on a Toyopearl HW-50 column followed by(More)
Myrothecium verrucaria bilirubin oxidase (EC 1.3.3.5) is an enzyme catalyzing the oxidation of bilirubin to biliverdin and other substrates. We have purified bilirubin oxidase from the medium of M. verrucaria and determined its partial amino acid sequence and isolated cDNA fragment amplified by polymerase chain reaction using oligonucleotide primers(More)
In our previous paper, we reported a mutant of recombinant Myrothecium verrucaria bilirubin oxidase, in which the Met467 residue was replaced by Gly [Shimizu, A. et al. (1999) Biochemistry 38, 3034-3042]. This mutant displayed a remarkable reduction in enzymatic activity and an evident decrease in the intensity of the absorption band around 600 nm (type 1(More)
To determine the role of Val75 in the oligomeric structure of trimeric inorganic pyrophosphatase (PPase) [EC 3.6.1.1] from Bacillus stearothermophilus (Bst.), we used site-directed mutagenesis to prepare variants in which Val75 was replaced by Ala, Phe, Leu, Ile, Lys, Gln, and Asp. As a result, the variants in which valine is replaced by hydrophobic(More)
The irreversible thermal aggregation rate and process of bovine serum albumin (BSA) were investigated by means of light scattering technique as a function of temperature. The increasing rate of particle radius was affected by the aggregation temperature, concentration and the presence of fatty acid. The particle radius was larger and the aggregation rate(More)
The complete primary structure of inorganic pyrophosphatase [EC 3.6. 1.1] from Bacillus stearothermophilus (ATCC 12016) was determined at the amino acid level by automated Edman degradation. The subunit of the enzyme consists of 164 amino acid residues with a calculated molecular mass of 18,796. The amino acid sequence of the enzyme is almost identical to(More)
The 3-dimensional structure of inorganic pyrophosphatase from Thermus thermophilus (T-PPase) has been determined by X-ray diffraction at 2.0 A resolution and refined to R = 15.3%. The structure consists of an antiparallel closed beta-sheet and 2 alpha-helices and resembles that of the yeast enzyme in spite of the large difference in size (174 and 286(More)
The solution structure of a human cystatin A variant, cystatin A2-98 M65L, which maintains the full inhibitory activity of the wild-type protein, was determined at pH 3.8 by sD/3D heteronuclear double- and triple-resonance NMR spectroscopy. The structure is based on a total of 1343 experimental restraints, comprising 1139 distance, 154 phi and chi 1 torsion(More)