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The inter-relationship between the interior subunit interfaces and the exterior diphosphoglycerate (DPG) binding region of the hemoglobin tetramer and the effects of a specific N-terminal acetylation on tetramer assembly have been evaluated. Tetrameric fetal hemoglobin F in the liganded state was found to dissociate to dimers much less than previously(More)
A precise and rapid procedure employing gel filtration on Superose-12 to measure the tetramer-dimer dissociation constants of some natural and recombinant hemoglobins in the oxy conformation is described. Natural sickle hemoglobin was chosen to verify the validity of the results by comparing the values with those reported using an independent method not(More)
Dialyzed membranes of Escherichia coli prepared by an ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid-lysozyme method catalyze the oxidation of both l-alanine and d-alanine. The specific activities for the oxidations of both d-alanine and l-alanine are increased fivefold when the cells are grown in the presence of either l-alanine or dl-alanine, but are increased only(More)
To investigate whether guanine nucleotides regulate interconversion of the two-state hepatic glucagon receptor we have utilized kinetic assays of glucagon binding to partially purified rat liver plasma membranes. Dissociation of glucagon at 30 degrees C exhibited biexponential character in either the absence or presence of GTP, indicating that the system(More)
Cell wall-membrane preparations of Escherichia coli, prepared by the ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid-lysozyme method, contain enzymes which catalyze the oxidation of d-alanine and, to a lesser extent, l-alanine into pyruvate and ammonia without the formation of hydrogen peroxide. The kinetic parameters were (i) pH optima of 8.3 to 8.4 for l- and d-alanine(More)