Terrence Kantner

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Bacillus circulans xylanase (BcX) is a single-domain family 11 glycoside hydrolase. Using NMR-monitored titrations, we discovered that an inactive variant of this enzyme, E78Q-BcX, bound xylooligosaccharides not only within its pronounced active site (AS) cleft, but also at a distal surface region. Chemical shift perturbation mapping and affinity(More)
Glycosynthases are synthetic enzymes derived from retaining glycosidases in which the catalytic nucleophile has been replaced. The mutation allows irreversible glycosylation of sugar acceptors using glycosyl fluoride donors to afford oligosaccharides without any enzymatic hydrolysis. Glycosynthase technology has proven fruitful for the facile synthesis of(More)
The effects of nadolol (20 and 80 mg) on blood pressure and sleep parameters were assessed in six patients with mild hypertension. A 32-night experimental protocol in the sleep laboratory was instituted consisting of four placebo-baseline nights followed by 4 weeks of drug administration. Both doses of nadolol had a clear-cut and consistent lowering effect(More)
Water-soluble trialkylphosphines such as tris(carboxyethyl)phosphine (TCEP) and trishydroxypropyl phosphine (THPP) are effective agents for reducing disulfide bonds in proteins and are increasingly becoming the reagents of choice for bioconjugation strategies that modify cysteine (thiol containing) amino acids. These reducing agents are often considered as(More)
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) are a promising class of anticancer agents which have undergone substantial development over the past decade and are now achieving clinical success. The development of novel site-specific conjugation technologies enables the systematic study of architectural features within the antibody conjugated drug linker that may affect(More)
For the first time, the thioglycoligase strategy has been successfully applied to alpha-glycosidases. The alpha-thioglycoligases derived from the family 31 glycosidases, alpha-xylosidase from E. coli (YicI) and alpha-glucosidase from Sulfolobus solfataricus, catalyze thioglycoligase reactions using alpha-glycosyl fluorides and deoxythioglycosides as donors(More)
The authors examined physicians' reasons for ordering an exercise tolerance test and the influence of the test results on management decisions. Subjects of this study included 265 family physicians in Pennsylvania who completed a questionnaire on the management of a patient with typical chronic stable angina. Eighty-one percent of the respondents reported(More)
New Zealand obese (NZO) mice exhibit severe insulin resistance of hepatic glucose metabolism. In order to define its biochemical basis, we studied the differential expression of genes involved in hepatic glucose and lipid metabolism by microarray analysis. NZOxF1 (SJLxNZO) backcross mice were generated in order to obtain populations with heterogeneous(More)
As the nation's health system moves away from earlier models to one grounded in population health and market-based systems of care, new challenges arise for public health professionals, primary care practitioners, health plan and institutional managers, and community leaders. Among the challenges are the need to develop creative concepts of organization and(More)
Thioglycoligases are engineered enzymes for the synthesis of thioglycosides that are derived from retaining glycosidases by replacing the acid/base catalyst. The optimal choice of substitution for the acid/base mutant is currently unknown, so to investigate this question a complete acid/base library of the model glycosidase Bacillus circulans xylanase (Bcx)(More)
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