William V. Burnett

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A novel cephalosporin esterase (EC 3.1.1.41) from Rhodosporidium toruloides was purified to gel electrophoretic homogeneity. The enzyme is a glycoprotein with a molecular mass of 80 kDa. Upon deglycosylation, several forms of the enzyme were observed with a molecular mass range between 60 and 66 kDa. The isoelectric point of the enzyme is approximately 5.6,(More)
A rapid and easy procedure for preparing Northern blots is described. RNA is denatured with glyoxal in the presence of ethidium bromide and glycerol, then electrophoresed through agarose in a buffer that does not require recirculation. Without any additional washes, the RNA is vacuum-blotted to a nylon membrane in NaOH, which simultaneously removes the(More)
The two monoclonal antibodies (mAb), L6 (anti-carcinoma), and 1F5 [anti-(B-cell-lymphoma)], were chemically linked to the enzyme penicillin-V amidase (PVA), which hydrolyzes phenoxyacetamides, to explore the potential of using mAb-enzyme conjugates for the localizaton of chemotherapeutic drugs at tumor cells. The phenoxyacetamide derivatives of doxorubicin(More)
The gene for a secreted 130-kilodalton beta-galactosidase from "Streptomyces lividans" has been cloned, its promoter, signal sequence, and amino terminal region have been localized, and their nucleotide sequence has been determined. The signal sequence extends over 56 amino acids and shows the characteristic-features of signal sequences, including a(More)
AnEscherichia coli/Streptomyces bifunctional cosmid vector, pJP3, which selects for clones with insert size 23–33 kilobase pairs (kb), has been constructed. A genomic DNA library fromS. kanamyceticus has been stably maintained inE. coli using pJP3. This recombinant DNA can be transferred intoS. lividans with increased efficiency by utilizing heat treatment(More)
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