Theodora Choli-Papadopoulou

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Protein L4 from Thermus thermophilus (TthL4) was heterologously overproduced in Escherichia coli cells. To study the implication of the extended loop of TthL4 in the exit-tunnel and peptidyltransferase functions, the highly conserved E56 was replaced by D or Q, while the semiconserved G55 was changed to E or S. Moreover, the sequence -G55E56- was inverted(More)
Evidence now exists to indicate that some ribosomal proteins besides being structural components of the ribosomal subunits are involved in the regulation of cell differentiation and apoptosis. As we have shown earlier, initiation of erythroid differentiation of murine erythroleukemia (MEL) cells is associated with transcriptional inactivation of genes(More)
A tripeptidase was purified from the cytoplasm of Pediococcus pentosaceus K9.2 by anion-exchange chromatography, gel filtration chromatography, and high-performance liquid chromatography. The molecular mass of the enzyme was estimated by gel filtration at 100,000 Da. Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of the purified peptidase showed(More)
Chemical and toxicological characterization of the water-soluble fraction of size-segregated urban particulate matter (PM) (<0.49, 0.49-0.97, 0.97-1.5, 1.5-3.0, 3.0-7.2 and >7.2 μm) was carried out at two urban sites, traffic and urban background, during the cold and the warm period. Chemical analysis of the water-soluble PM fraction included ionic species(More)
The structural and functional importance of the highly conserved amino acid residue glutamic acid 56 (Glu56) of the ribosomal protein L4 from Thermus thermophilus (TthL4) has been investigated by replacing this residue by alanine or glutamine, and by incorporating the resulted mutants into Escherichia coli ribosomes. The catalytic properties of(More)
The total protein mixture from the 50S subunit (TP-50) of the eubacterium Thermus thermophilus was characterized after blotting onto PVDF membranes from two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2D-PAGE) and sequencing. The proteins were numbered according to their primary structure similarity with their counterparts from other species. One of(More)
The L11 ribosomal protein from Thermus thermophilus (TthL11) has been overproduced and purified to homogeneity using a two-step purification protocol. The overproduced protein carries a similar methylation pattern at Lys-3 as does its homolog from Escherichia coli. Chymotrypsin digested only a small part of the TthL11 protein and did not cleave TthL11 into(More)
BACKGROUND The essential oil and Chios mastic gum (CMG) are natural antimicrobial agents currently broadly used in medicine owing to their antimicrobial, antioxidant, and hepatoprotective properties. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of CMG-extracted arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs/CMG) both in vitro and in vivo, under the presence of(More)
The L11 binding site is one of the most important functional sites in the ribosome. The N-terminal domain of L11 has been implicated as a "reversible switch" in facilitating the coordinated movements associated with EF-G-driven GTP hydrolysis. The reversible switch mechanism has been hypothesized to require conformational flexibility involving(More)