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(Review) Green Fluorescent Proteins, Marc Zimmer Jun 2006

(Review) Green Fluorescent Proteins, Marc Zimmer

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Reviews the book:Green Fluorescent Protein: Properties, Applications, and Protocols. Second Edition. Methods of Biochemical Analysis, Volume 47. Edited by Martin Chalfie and Steven R Kain.Green Fluorescent Protein: Properties, Applications, and Protocols. Second Edition. Methods of Biochemical Analysis, Volume 47. Edited by Martin Chalfie and Steven R Kain. Hoboken (New Jersey): Wiley-Interscience. $89.95. xv + 443 p + 24 pl; ill.; index. ISBN: 0–471–73682–1. 2006.


Recent Developments Inthe Mechanistic Enzymology Of The Atp-Dependent Lon Protease From Escherichia Coli: Highlights From Kinetic Studies, Irene Lee, Anthony J. Berdis, Carolyn K. Suzuki Jan 2006

Recent Developments Inthe Mechanistic Enzymology Of The Atp-Dependent Lon Protease From Escherichia Coli: Highlights From Kinetic Studies, Irene Lee, Anthony J. Berdis, Carolyn K. Suzuki

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Lon protease, also known as protease La, is one of the simplest ATP-dependent proteases that plays vital roles in maintaining cellular functions by selectively eliminating misfolded, damaged and certain short-lived regulatory proteins. Although Lon is a homo-oligomer, each subunit of Lon contains both an ATPase and a protease active site. This relatively simple architecture compared to other hetero-oligomeric ATP-dependent proteases such as the proteasome makes Lon a useful paradigm for studying the mechanism of ATP-dependent proteolysis. In this article, we survey some recent developments in the mechanistic characterization of Lon with an emphasis on the utilization of pre-steady-state enzyme kinetic ...


Fluorescent Analysis Of Translesion Dna Synthesis By Using A Novel, Non-Natural Nucleotide Analogue, Irene Lee, Anthony J. Berdis Jan 2006

Fluorescent Analysis Of Translesion Dna Synthesis By Using A Novel, Non-Natural Nucleotide Analogue, Irene Lee, Anthony J. Berdis

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The replication of damaged DNA is a promutagenic process that can lead to disease development. This report evaluates the dynamics of nucleotide incorporation opposite an abasic site, a commonly formed DNA lesion, by using two fluorescent nucleotide analogues, 2-aminopurine deoxyribose triphosphate (2-APTP) and 5-phenylindole deoxyribose triphosphate (5-PhITP). In both cases, the kinetics of incorporation were compared by using a 32 P-radiolabel extension assay versus a fluorescence-quenching assay. Although 2-APTP is efficiently incorporated opposite a templating nucleobase (thymine), the kinetics for incorporation opposite an abasic site are significantly slower. The lower catalytic efficiency hinders its use as a probe to study ...