Wiesław Watorek

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Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP) from cultured bovine dental pulp inhibits human rheumatoid synovial matrix metalloproteinase 3 (MMP-3) with a stoichiometry of 1:1 on a molar basis. Among the serine proteinases examined, human neutrophil elastase, trypsin and alpha-chymotrypsin destroyed the inhibitory activity of TIMP against MMP-3 by(More)
A series of tetrapeptide p-nitroanilide substrates of the general formula: suc-Ala-Ala-Pro-Aaa-p-nitroanilide was used to map the S1 binding pocket of human cathepsin G. Based on the kcat/Km parameter, the following order of preference was found: Lys=Phe>Arg=Leu>Met>Nle=Nva>Ala>Asp. Thus, the enzyme exhibits clear dual and equal trypsin- and(More)
The properties of plant purple acid phosphatases (PAPs), metallophosphoesterases present in some bacteria, plants and animals are reviewed. All members of this group contain a characteristic set of seven amino-acid residues involved in metal ligation. Animal PAPs contain a binuclear metallic center composed of two irons, whereas in plant PAPs one iron ion(More)
The interaction of three proteinases (seryl, cysteinyl, and metallo-) from Staphylococcus aureus with human plasma alpha 1-proteinase inhibitor has been investigated. As expected, none of the enzymes was inactivated by this protein, each, instead causing the conversion of the native inhibitor into an inactive form of decreased molecular weight.(More)
N-linked oligosaccharide chains released by hydrazinolysis from yellow lupin seed diphosphonucleotide phosphatase/phosphodiesterase were fluorescence labeled and separated by high performance liquid chromatography (GlycoSep N and GlycoSep H columns). Exoglycosidase sequencing elucidated the structures of 24 separated N-glycans. Thirty percent of isolated(More)
A phosphatase cleaving the pyrophosphate bond in diphosphonucleotides and phosphodiester bond in various phosphodiesters (pH optimum at 6.25) was purified from yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus L.) seeds. The enzyme is 75 kDa monomeric glycoprotein (pI=6.4) with 4.4% of carbohydrate (mannose, N-acetylglucosamine, fucose and xylose). Analysis of its partial amino(More)
N-glycans of human neutrophil azurocidin, enzymatic inactive homolog of serine proteinase playing important and multifunctional roles in antimicrobial defense, endotoxin binding, monocyte, and T-cell activation, were isolated by hydrazinolysis and fluorescence labeled. An ion-exchange chromatography on GlycoSep C column separated neutral, mono-, and(More)
Elastase, cathepsin G and azurocidin from human neutrophils are key components of body inflammatory defense. Perturbations in regulation of their activities lead to many serious pathological states. The paper describes a simple, fast and efficient method of joint purification of these proteins with the use of sequential affinity chromatography on squash(More)
Seminal plasma of teleost fish contains serine proteinase inhibitors related to those present in blood. These inhibitors can be bound to Q-Sepharose and sequentially eluted with a NaCl gradient. In the present study, using a two-step procedure, we purified (73-fold to homogeneity) and characterized the inhibitor eluted as the second fraction of antitrypsin(More)
Horse leukocyte elastase inhibitor rapidly forms stable, equimolar complexes with both human leukocyte elastase and cathepsin G, porcine pancreatic elastase, and bovine alpha-chymotrypsin. Formation of the inhibitor-pancreatic elastase complex results in peptide bond cleavage at the reactive site of the inhibitor so that a small peptide fragment(More)