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The serine/threonine kinase p38 is a ubiquitous, highly conserved, stress responsive, signal-transducing enzyme. It regulates the production of proinflammatory mediators and is the target of the cytokine synthesis inhibitory pyridinylimidazoles. We have expressed human p38 in Drosophila S2 cells and characterized preparations of mixed(More)
Insulin-sensitizing thiazolidinedione (TZD) compounds are high affinity ligands for a member of the nuclear receptor family, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma. A scintillation proximity assay for measurement of 3H-radiolabeled TZD binding to human PPARgamma under homogeneous conditions was developed. Using this approach, a novel(More)
Thiostrepton is a highly modified multicyclic peptide antibiotic synthesized by diverse bacteria. Although best known as an inhibitor of protein synthesis, thiostrepton is also a potent activator of gene expression in Streptomyces lividans. In these studies, we characterize the nature of the interaction between thiostrepton and two proteins that it induces,(More)
Methodology was developed to afford rapid characterization of multicomponent mixtures of small organic molecules prepared by split-and-mix combinatorial synthesis. This methodology involved the use of liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC/MS) combined with correlation analysis of measured versus predicted electrospray ionization mass spectra.(More)
Recombinant human inducible nitric-oxide synthase (rH-iNOS) was expressed in the baculovirus system and purified by a novel immunoaffinity column. rH-iNOS and its native counterpart from cytokine-stimulated primary hepatocytes exhibited similar molecular mass of 130 kDa on SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, recognition by antipeptide antibodies,(More)
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