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Transferase other than ribonuclease (2.)

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435 - Chemistry: molecular biology and microbiology

435183000 - ENZYME (E.G., LIGASES (6. ), ETC.), PROENZYME; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF; PROCESS FOR PREPARING, ACTIVATING, INHIBITING, SEPARATING, OR PURIFYING ENZYMES

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435194000 Transferring phosphorus containing group (e.g., kineases, etc.(2.7)) 80
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20120184016NOVEL PROTEIN AND GENE THAT CODES THEREFOR - The present invention provides a novel protein having neuraminidase activity and/or β-galactoside-α2,6-sialyltransferase activity and a nucleic acid encoding the protein. The present invention further provides a vector containing a nucleic acid encoding the protein, a host cell transformed with the vector, together with a method for producing a recombinant β-galactoside-α2,6-sialyltransferase. The present invention also provides an antibody specifically recognizing the protein.07-19-2012
20100047891METHOD OF HEAT-STABILIZING alpha-GLUCAN PHOSPHORYLASE (GP) - An α-glucan phosphorylase having improved thermostability, which obtained by modifying natural α-glucan phosphorylase, and a method for producing this α-glucan phosphorylase having improved thermostability are provided. The natural α-glucan phosphorylase is derived from a plant, this α-glucan phosphorylase having improved thermostability has an amino acid residue which is different from that of the natural α-glucan phosphorylase in at least one position selected from the group consisting of a position corresponding to position 4 in a motif sequence 1L or 1H, a position corresponding to position 4 in a motif sequence 2, and a position corresponding to position 7 in a motif sequence 3L or 3H, and wherein the enzyme activity of α-glucan phosphorylase having improved thermostability at 37° C., after heating in a 20 mM citrate buffer (pH 6.7) at 60° C. for 10 minutes, is 20% or more of the enzyme activity of the α-glucan phosphorylase having improved thermostability at 37° C., before heating.02-25-2010
20090123986Nematode Phosphoethanolamine N-Methyltransferase-Like Sequences - Nucleic acid molecules from nematodes encoding phosphoethanolamine n-methyltransferase polypeptides are described. PEAMT-like polypeptide sequences are also provided, as are vectors, host cells, and recombinant methods for production of PEAMT-like nucleotides and polypeptides. Also described are screening methods for identifying inhibitors and/or activators, as well as methods for antibody production.05-14-2009
20110014679DNA REPLICATION FACTORS - A DNA polymerase reaction system which provides high DNA polymerase activity even at a high temperature and at a high salt concentration. A DNA polymerase reaction system that is constructed from a DNA polymerase, a clamp, and a clamp loader without intein sequence, the DNA polymerase being from 01-20-2011
20110014678SULFOTRANSFERASE 1E1 SEQUENCE VARIANTS - Isolated sulfotransferase nucleic acid molecules that include a nucleotide sequence variant and nucleotides flanking the sequence variant are described, as well as sulfotransferase allozymes. Methods for determining if a mammal is predisposed to cancer also are described.01-20-2011
20090269829NOVEL COMPOSITIONS WITH POLYMERASE ACTIVITY - The invention provides novel compositions with polymerase activity and methods of using the compositions.10-29-2009
20090269828ACYLTRANSFERASES FOR ALTERATION OF POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS AND OIL CONTENT IN OLEAGINOUS YEASTS - Two acyltransferases are provided, suitable for use in the manufacture of microbial oils enriched in omega fatty acids in oleaginous yeast (e.g., 10-29-2009
20130065293BRANCHED ALPHA-GLUCAN, ALPHA-GLUCOSYLTRANSFERASE WHICH FORMS THE GLUCAN, THEIR PREPARATION AND USES - The present invention has objects to provide a glucan useful as water-soluble dietary fiber, its preparation and uses. The present invention solves the above objects by providing a branched α-glucan, which is constructed by glucose molecules and characterized by methylation analysis as follows: 03-14-2013
20090233345Catalytic domains of beta(1,4)-galactosyl transferase i having altered donor and acceptor specificities, domains that promote in vitro protein folding, and methods for their use - Disclosed are methods and compositions that can be used to synthesize oligosaccharides; mutants of galactosyltransferases having altered donor and acceptor specificity; methods for increasing the immunogenicity of an antigen; and polypeptide stem regions that can be used to promote in vitro folding of polypeptides, such as the catalytic domain from a galactosyltransferase.09-17-2009
20100075394Method of Crosslinking Two Objects of Interest - The invention provides a method of crosslinking two objects of interest, comprising the steps of: i) providing a fusion protein comprising at least a first protein and a second protein, wherein both the first and the second protein are, based on their structure and function, capable of forming a covalent bond with given substrates, and which first and second proteins are of substantially non-overlapping substrate selectivity, preferably of different substrate specificity; ii) providing a first object of interest, comprising a substrate moiety for the first protein of the said fusion protein, and providing a second object of interest, comprising a substrate moiety for the second protein of the said fusion protein; and iii) reacting said first protein of the fusion protein with the substrate moiety of said first object, and reacting said second protein of the fusion protein with the substrate moiety of said second object, thereby covalently crosslinking the first object to the second object via the said fusion protein. Most prominent applications of the disclosed method are, due to the straight-forward, reliable, directional and fast crosslinking reactions: the derivatization of cells, antibodies and the crosslinking of proteins.03-25-2010
20080318296Mutant Glycoprotein Resistant to Modification with Asparagine-Linked Sugar Chain - To obtain a mutant protein of an asparagine-linked glycoprotein, which has no N-linked sugar chain under ordinary circumstance, and remains a physiological activity of the glycoprotein before the mutation was introduced, at least one of the amino acids contained in the amino acid sequence motif (I) and/or (II) in the polypeptide of the asparagine-linked glycoprotein is substituted into another amino acid: (I) Asn Xa1 Xa2 (II) Xa3 Val Gly Asn Xa1 Xa2. In amino acid sequence motif (I) and (II), Xa1 represents an amino acid other than Pro, Xa2 represents Thr or Ser and Xa3 represents His or Asp.12-25-2008
20090087894Method for improving enzymatic activity of glycosyltransferases - The present invention provides an inexpensive and simple method which allows efficient glycosylation with glycosyltransferases derived from microorganisms of the Vibrionaceae family when compared to conventional enzymatic reaction systems.04-02-2009
20120100595DELTA-9 ELONGASES AND THEIR USE IN MAKING POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS - Isolated nucleic acid fragments and recombinant constructs comprising such fragments encoding delta-9 elongases along with a method of making long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and using these delta-9 elongases in plants.04-26-2012
20080213859Methods for the Reduction of Stutter in Microsatellite Amplification - The invention provides a method for reducing stutter in the amplification of a microsatellite comprising the steps of providing a sample comprising a microsatellite having a G+C content of 50% or less; contacting the sample with at least one enzyme having nucleic acid polymerase activity; and incubating the sample with the enzyme for a sufficient amount of time and under conditions sufficient to amplify the microsatellite; wherein the incubation is performed in the presence of an amount of betaine, sorbitol or mixtures thereof, effective to reduce stutter relative to the amount of stutter observed in the absence of betaine and/or sorbitol. The invention also provides compositions containing betaine and/or sorbitol, kits for amplifying microsatellites having a G+C content of 50% or less, and methods of using all of the foregoing.09-04-2008
20110281324Enzymes With Lipase Activity - Described are detergent compositions comprising at least one lipase enzyme selected from SriII, ScoIIA, ScoIIB, CefII, and variants, thereof. The compositions are useful for removing oily stains from fabric.11-17-2011
20100267112USE OF PKS 13 PROTEIN CODING FOR CONDENSASE OF MYCOLIC ACIDS OF MYCOBACTERIA AND RELATED STRAINS AS AN ANTIBIOTICS TARGET - The invention relates to a novel enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of mycolic acids and to the use thereof for the screening of antibiotics, especially antimycobacterials. The invention more particularly relates to the Pks13 protein which catalyzes Claisen condensation or malonic condensation in mycolates between an acyl-CoA molecule or an acyl-AMP molecule and an acylmalonyl-CoA molecule to form an intermediate β-cEto acyl or β-cEto ester.10-21-2010
20110143418COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS RELATING TO ORTHOGONAL MRNA PAIRS - Orthogonal ribosome orthogonal mRNA pairs are provided, as are methods for their selection involving a novel positive-negative selection approach, and methods for their use. Also provided are cellular logic circuits involving orthogonal ribosomes.06-16-2011
20090325265High eicosapentaenoic acid producing strains of yarrowia lipolytica - Lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase [“LPAAT”] participates in the second step of oil biosynthesis and is expected to play a key role in altering the quantity of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids [“LC-PUFAs”] produced in oils of oleaginous organisms. An LPAAT isolated from 12-31-2009
20090298155Epigenetic Regulatory Complex for Control of Gene Expression - An epigenetic regulatory polypeptide complex comprises at least a first domain having site-specific DNA binding activity and at least a second domain having an arginine methyltransferase activity, wherein the second domain is capable of methylating an arginine residue located in the tail region of a histone H2A. The complex is able to regulate gene expression in cells, particularly in mammalian stem cells by controlling the methylation of R3 in the tail regions of histones H2A and H4. The complex is exemplified by a polypeptide complex comprising the DNA binding activity of Blimpi and the arginine methyltransferase activity of Prmt5.12-03-2009
20100035326Nucleic Acid Terminators Incorporating a Cationic Moiety and Methods for Their Use - Disclosed are methods and kits applicable to sequencing methods, such as Sanger dideoxy sequencing methods. The methods and kits disclosed utilize a cationically charged nucleic acid terminator in combination with a discriminatory polymerase.02-11-2010
20100112660Method for Derivatization of Proteins Using Hydrostatic Pressure - The present invention provides an effective method for derivatization of proteins using hydrostatic pressure to reversibly perturb the native conformation of a protein such that a normally buried functional group on the protein, such as an amino acid residue, or a ligand or cofactor associated with the protein, is exposed and available for derivatization by a polymer molecule or a cytotoxic agent. The methods described herein do not require use of chaotropes, changes in pH, changes in temperature, or genetic modification of the native primary sequence of the protein and are applicable to substantially all proteins.05-06-2010
20080248548MODULATION OF PROTEIN FUNCTIONALITIES - New methods for the rational identification of molecules capable of interacting with specific naturally occurring proteins are provided, in order to yield new pharmacologically important compounds and treatment modalities. Broadly, the method comprises the steps of identifying a switch control ligand forming a part of a particular protein of interest, and also identifying a complemental switch control pocket forming a part of the protein and which interacts with said switch control ligand. The ligand interacts in vivo with the pocket to regulate the conformation and biological activity of the protein such that the protein assumes a first conformation and a first biological activity upon the ligand-pocket interaction, and assumes a second, different conformation and biological activity in the absence of the ligand-pocket interaction. Next, respective samples of said protein in the first and second conformations are provided, and these are screened against one or more candidate molecules by contacting the molecules and the samples. Thereupon, small molecules which bind with the protein at the region of the pocket may be identified. Novel protein-modulator adducts and methods of altering protein activity are also provided.10-09-2008
20120288914CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF GLYPHOSATE ACETYLTRANSFERASE (GLYAT) AND METHODS OF USE - The presently disclosed subject matter provides compositions and methods for evaluating the potential of candidate polypeptides to associate with glyphosate with a higher binding affinity, higher binding specificity, or both or to have N-acetyltransferase activity with a higher catalytic rate when compared to a native glyphosate acetyltransferase (GLYAT) polypeptide through the provision and comparison of three-dimensional molecular structures of the candidate polypeptides and the GLYAT polypeptides provided herein. The methods further provide for identification of polypeptides with these advantageous properties using the three-dimensional molecular structures of GLYAT polypeptides.11-15-2012
20110201083PRODUCTION OF C5-C8 ALCOHOLS USING EVOLVED ENZYMES AND METABOLICALLY ENGINEERED MICROORGANISMS - Provided herein are metabolically-modified microorganisms useful for producing biofuels. More specifically, provided herein are methods of producing higher alcohols including C5-C8 alcohol from a suitable substrate.08-18-2011
20100248328HYPERACTIVE VARIANTS OF 5-AMINOLEVULINATE SYNTHASE AND METHODS OF USE - The rate of porphyrin biosynthesis in mammals is controlled by the activity of the pyridoxal 5′-phosphate-dependent enzyme 5-aminolevulinate synthase. Assuming the turnover in this enzyme is controlled by conformational dynamics at a highly conserved active site loop, a variant library was constructed by targeting imperfectly conserved non-catalytic loop residues and the effects on product and porphyrin production were examined. Functional loop variants of the enzyme were tested for porphyrin fluorescence, which varied widely and thus facilitated identification of clones encoding unusually active enzyme variants. Nine loop variants leading to high in vivo porphyrin production were purified and characterized kinetically. Steady-state catalytic efficiencies for the two substrates were increased by up to one hundred-fold. The data support the postulate that the active site loop controls the rate of product and porphyrin production in vivo and suggest the possibility of an as yet undiscovered means of allosteric regulation.09-30-2010
20090004719Protein-protein interactions in human immunodeficiency virus - The present invention relates to protein-protein interactions involved in AIDS. More specifically, the present invention relates to complexes of polypeptides or polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, fragments of the polypeptides, antibodies to the complexes, Selected Interacting Domains (SID®) which are identified due to the protein-protein interactions, methods for screening drugs for agents which modulate the interaction of proteins and pharmaceutical compositions that are capable of modulating the protein-protein interactions.01-01-2009
20090068720USEFUL POLYPEPTIDES - The present invention provides a novel polypeptide having a β1,3-N-acetylglucosaminyl transferase activity; a method for producing the polypeptide; a DNA which encodes the polypeptide; a recombinant vector into which the DNA is inserted; a transformant comprising the recombinant vector; a method for producing a sugar chain or complex carbohydrate, using the polypeptide; a method for producing a sugar chain or complex carbohydrate, using the transformant; an antibody which recognizes the polypeptide; a method for screening a substance which changes the expression of the gene which encodes the polypeptide; and a method for screening a substance which changes the activity of the polypeptide.03-12-2009
20110223648DIRECTED EVOLUTION OF GRG31 EPSP SYNTHASE ENZYME - Compositions and methods for conferring herbicide resistance or tolerance to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions include polynucleotides encoding herbicide resistance or tolerance polypeptides, vectors comprising those polynucleotides, and host cells comprising the vectors. The nucleotide sequences of the invention can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in organisms, including microorganisms and plants. Compositions also include transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated polynucleotides encoding glyphosate resistance or tolerance polypeptides are provided, particularly polypeptide variants of SEQ ID NO:2 and 4. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated polynucleotides containing nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:7-28, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:29 or 30.09-15-2011
20110223647GRG36: Novel EPSP Synthase Gene Conferring Herbicide Resistance - Compositions and methods for conferring herbicide resistance to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions include nucleic acid molecules encoding herbicide resistance or tolerance polypeptides, vectors comprising those nucleic acid molecules, and host cells comprising the vectors. The nucleotide sequences of the invention can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in organisms, including microorganisms and plants. Compositions also comprise transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated nucleic acid molecules comprising the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, or 23, a nucleotide sequence encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 16, 19, or 22, the herbicide resistance nucleotide sequence deposited in a bacterial host as Accession Nos. NRRL B-30932, B-30933, B-30934, B-30945, B-30946, B-30947, or B-30948, as well as variants and fragments thereof.09-15-2011
20090117640Transglutaminase Variants with Improved Specificity - Variants of transglutaminase from 05-07-2009
20090221053SULFOTRANSFERASE SEQUENCE VARIANTS - Isolated sulfotransferase nucleic acid molecules that include a nucleotide sequence variant and nucleotides flanking the sequence variant are described, as well as sulfotransferase allozymes. Methods for determining if a mammal is predisposed to thyroid disease or cancer also are described.09-03-2009
20100015685LACTOBACILLUS N-DEOXYRIBOSYL TRANSFERASES, CORRESPONDING NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES AND THEIR USES - The invention concerns novel polypeptides and their fragments, isolated from 01-21-2010
20100196988Bioreactive Agents - This invention relates to agents and conjugates that can be used to detect and isolate target components from complex mixtures such as nucleic acids from biological samples, cells from bodily fluids, and nascent proteins from translation reactions. Agents comprise a detectable moiety bound to a photoreactive moiety. Conjugates comprise agents coupled to substrates by covalent bounds which can be selectively cleaved with the administration of electromagnetic radiation. Targets substances labeled with detectable molecules can be easily identified and separated from a heterologous mixture of substances. Exposure of the conjugate to radiation releases the target in a functional form and completely unaltered. Using photocleavable molecular precursors as the conjugates; label can be incorporated into macromolecules, the nascent macromolecules isolated and the label completely removed. The invention also relates to targets isolated with these conjugates which may be useful as pharmaceutical agents or compositions that can be administered to humans and other mammals. Useful compositions include biological agents such as nucleic acids, proteins, lipids and cytokines. Conjugates can also be used to monitor the pathway and half-life of pharmaceutical composition in vivo and for diagnostic, therapeutic and prophylactic purposes. The invention also relates to kits comprised of agents and conjugates that can be used for the detection of diseases, disorders and nearly any individual substance in a complex background of substances.08-05-2010
20110059504ENGINEERED TRANSGLUTAMINASE BARREL PROTEINS - Disclosed herein are methods and compositions related to engineered fragments of the human transglutaminase-related protein family, described herein as engineered transglutaminase barrel proteins (ETBPs), that have utility as high affinity, high selectivity target-binding proteins offering advantages as antibody equivalents for therapeutic, analytical, manufacturing and research purposes. ETBPs differ from naturally occurring human transglutaminase fragments by the addition, deletion, replacement and/or substitution of the naturally occurring amino acid sequence. ETBPs can be easily expressed in prokaryotic cells and in many cases can be purified by a simple solubilization and precipitation method.03-10-2011
20100159559GLOBAL AMPLIFICATION USING RANDOM PRIMING BY A COMPOSITE PRIMER - The invention relates to the field of polynucleotide amplification. More particularly, the invention provides methods, compositions and kits for amplification of (i.e., making multiple copies of) a multiplicity of different polynucleotide template sequences using a randomly primed RNA/DNA composite primer.06-24-2010
20100151555ISOPRENOID COMPOUNDS - The present invention is directed to variant squalene synthase enzymes, including 06-17-2010
20100136653CREATION OF DIVERSITY IN POLYPEPTIDES - The inventors realized that the diversity generated by conventional methods may be limited by steric hindrance between amino acid residues in the three-dimensional structures of the resulting polypeptides. The steric hindrance may occur between amino acid residues at widely different positions in the amino acid sequences, e.g. between residues in two different domains of the 3D structure, and resulting polypeptides which include such steric hindrance may never be observed in the conventional recombination methods because they may be expressed in poor yields or may have poor activity or stability.06-03-2010
20120034673Isolated plant deoxyhypusine synthase and nucleotides encoding same - Regulation of expression of programmed cell death, including senescence, in plants is achieved by integration of a gene or gene fragment encoding senescence-induced deoxyhypusine synthase, senescence-induced eIF-5A or both into the plant genome in antisense orientation. Plant genes encoding senescence-induced deoxyhypusine synthase and senescence-induced eIF-5A are identified and the nucleotide sequences of each, alone and in combination are used to modify senescence in transgenic plants.02-09-2012
20090111159KITS AND PROCESSES FOR REMOVING CONTAMINANTS FROM NUCLEIC ACIDS IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES - The invention provides methods and compositions, e.g., kits, for removing contaminants from nucleic acids in a sample, e.g., environmental or biological samples such as soil, food, plant, animal, microorganism or water samples. The invention provides methods and compositions for isolating nucleic acids from environmental and biological samples in a scaleable process free of contaminating substances that inhibit PCR and other downstream applications. Exemplary sample types include soil, water, plant and food. The methods and compositions of the invention can be used for isolating and/or detecting nucleic acids from prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms and for detecting multiple types of organisms in a sample. Thus, the methods and compositions of the invention are useful for detecting organisms pertaining to agriculture, forensics biology and/or combating bioterrorism.04-30-2009
20130130351VARIANT LOVD POLYPEPTIDES AND THEIR USES - The present disclosure provides acyltransferases useful for synthesizing therapeutically important statin compound05-23-2013
20100304460NOVEL BETA-GALACTOSIDE-ALPHA2, 6-SIALYLTRANSFERASE, A GENE ENCODING THEREOF, AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING THEREOF - The present invention provides a novel β-galactoside-α2,6-sialyltransferase having high productivity and/or high activity, and a nucleic acid encoding the sialyltransferase. The present invention also provides a microorganism producing the sialyltransferase. The present invention further provides a vector carrying a nucleic acid encoding the sialyltransferase, and a host cell transformed with the vector, as well as a method for producing a recombinant β-galactoside-α2,6-sialyltransferase.12-02-2010
20100233781Tubular nanostructure targeted to cell membrane - Devices, compositions, and methods are described which provide a tubular nanostructure targeted to a lipid bilayer membrane. The targeted tubular nanostructure can have a surface region configured to pass through a lipid bilayer membrane of a cell, a hydrophobic surface region flanked by two hydrophilic surface regions configured to form a pore in a lipid bilayer membrane of a cellular organelle, and at least one ligand configured to bind one or more cognates on the lipid bilayer membrane of the cellular organelle. The target cell can be, for example, a tumor cell, an infected cell, or a diseased cell in a subject. The tubular nanostructure can form a pore in the lipid bilayer membrane of the cellular organelle, e.g., mitochondria, which can permit transit or translocation of at least one compound across the membrane and cause cell death of the target cell.09-16-2010
20100159560METHOD OF PRODUCING MICROBIAL TRANSGLUTAMINASE - The present invention provides a neutral metalloprotease from actinomycetes which selectively cleaves a pro-structure part of a microbial protransglutaminase and a gene encoding said neutral metalloprotease. An active microbial transglutaminase having the pro-structure part cleaved can be obtained by culturing a microorganism into which a gene encoding the neutral metalloprotease from actinomycetes according to the present invention has been introduced, where by producing the neutral metalloprotease from actinomycetes, and reacting it on a microbial protransglutaminase.06-24-2010
20110244547SULFOTRANSFERASE 1E1 SEQUENCE VARIANTS - Isolated sulfotransferase nucleic acid molecules that include a nucleotide sequence variant and nucleotides flanking the sequence variant are described, as well as sulfotransferase allozymes. Methods for determining if a mammal is predisposed to cancer also are described.10-06-2011
20110081703Chimeric isoprenoid synthases and uses thereof - Provided is a chimeric isoprenoid synthase polypeptide including a first domain from a first isoprenoid synthase joined to a second domain from a second, heterologous, isoprenoid synthase, whereby the chimeric isoprenoid synthase is capable of catalyzing the production of isoprenoid reaction products that are not produced in the absence of the second domain of the second, heterologous, isoprenoid synthase. Also provided is a chimeric isoprenoid synthase polypeptide including an asymmetrically positioned heterologous domain, whereby the chimeric isoprenoid synthase is capable of catalyzing the production of isoprenoid reaction products that are not produced when the domain is positioned at its naturally-occurring site in the isoprenoid synthase polypeptide.04-07-2011
20100311144MUTANT DNA POLYMERASES - Provided herein are mutant DNA-dependent polymerases which are derived from, or otherwise related to, wild type RB69 DNA polymerase. These mutant polymerases are capable of selectively binding labeled nucleotides. These mutant polymerases are also capable of incorporating a variety of naturally occurring and modified nucleotides, including, for example, terminator nucleotides.12-09-2010
20080248549GLUTATHIONE S-TRANSFERASE SEQUENCE VARIANTS - Isolated GSTO2 nucleic acid molecules that include a nucleotide sequence variant and nucleotides flanking the sequence variant are described, as well as GSTO2 allozymes. Methods for determining if a subject contains a GSTO2 sequence variant also are described.10-09-2008
20080268520COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR RECOMBINATIONAL CLONING OF NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES - The present invention relates generally to compositions and methods for enhancing recombinational cloning of nucleic acid molecules. In particular, the invention relates to compositions comprising one or more ribosomal proteins and one or more additional protein components required for recombinational cloning. More particularly, the invention relates to such compositions wherein the ribosomal proteins are one or more 10-30-2008
20080254525DNA Polymerase Blends and Mutant DNA Polymerases - A thermostable DNA polymerase composition comprising at least two DNA polymerases, one of which is substantially reduced in 5′-exonuclease activity and one of which has 5′-exonuclease activity. This polymerase may be used in methods including, but not limited to, nucleic acid synthesis, DNA sequencing, nucleic acid amplification and cDNA synthesis,10-16-2008
20080241904PROCESS FOR PRODUCING ISOMALTOSE AND USES THEREOF - A novel process for producing isomaltose and uses thereof and comprising the steps of contacting saccharides, which have a glucose polymerization degree of at least two and α-1,4 glucosidic linkage as a linkage at the non-reducing end, with an α-isomaltosylglucosaccharide-forming enzyme, in the presence or the absence of α-isomaltosyl-transferring enzyme to form a-isomaltosylglucosaccharides, which have a glucose polymerization degree of at least three, α-1,6 glucosidic linkage as a linkage at the non-reducing end, and α-1,4 glucosidic linkage as a linkage other than the non-reducing end, and/or to form cyclo{→6)-α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→3)-α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→6)-α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1″3)-α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→}; contacting the saccharides so formed with isomaltose-releasing enzyme to release isomaltose; and collecting the released isomaltose; and uses thereof.10-02-2008
20110136203ENZYMATICAL MODIF ICATION OF CELL GLYCOSYLATION USING SERUM ALBUMIN AND DIVALENT CATIONS - The invention is directed to a method and kit to control and modify the status of cells, such as human stem cells, by changing their glycosylation, in particular sialylation and fucosylation, levels in a reaction condition where culture medium reagents, such as divalent cations, are present and cells are kept non-adherent. The invention is further directed to novel stem cells, the glycosylation of which has been specifically altered.06-09-2011
20100323424Targeted modification of chromatin structure - Methods and compositions for targeted modification of chromatin structure, within a region of interest in cellular chromatin, are provided. Such methods and compositions are useful for facilitating processes such as, for example, transcription and recombination, that require access of exogenous molecules to chromosomal DNA sequences.12-23-2010
20120040433LIVE, ORAL VACCINE FOR PROTECTION AGAINST SHIGELLA DYSENTERIAE SEROTYPE 1 - The invention relates to 02-16-2012
20100047892METHOD FOR MODIFYING CELLS - The invention describes specific sialylated structures present on human stem cells and cell populations derived thereof. The invention is especially directed to methods to control the status of stem cells by changing sialylation and/or fucosylation levels of the cells. The invention is further directed to novel stem cells, the glycosylation of which has been specifically altered. The control methods are preferably mass spectrometric methods.02-25-2010
20110104784Methods for Storing Compositions Useful for Synthesizing Nucleic Acid Molecules - In one aspect, the present invention provides methods for storing a composition useful for synthesizing nucleic acid molecules. The methods of this aspect of the invention include the steps of: (a) freezing multiple aliquots of a liquid composition comprising from 1000 units/mL to 5000 units/mL of a reverse transcriptase, or from 10,000 units/mL to 50,000 units/mL of an RNA polymerase, wherein the multiple aliquots of the liquid composition are disposed within multiple receptacles defined by a container body; and (b) a step selected from the group consisting of (1) storing the frozen aliquots at a temperature below −15° C., and (2) drying the frozen aliquots to produce dried aliquots of the composition, wherein each dried aliquot of the composition comprises an amount of water that is less than 0.1% by weight of the dried aliquot, and storing the dried aliquots at a temperature below −15° C.05-05-2011
20100209994Protein Surface Remodeling - Aggregation is a major cause of the misbehavior of proteins. A system for modifying a protein to create a more stable variant is provided. The method involves identifying non-conserved hydrophobic amino acid residues on the surface of a protein, suitable for mutating to more hydrophilic residues (e.g., charged amino acids). Any number of residues on the surface may be changed to create a variant that is more soluble, resistant to aggregation, has a greater ability to re-fold, and/or is more stable under a variety of conditions. The invention also provides GFP, streptavidin, and GST variants with an increased theoretical net charge created by the inventive technology. Kits are also provided for carrying out such modifications on any protein of interest.08-19-2010
20120220012Maize Cellulose Synthases and Uses Thereof - The invention provides isolated cellulose synthase nucleic acids and their encoded proteins. The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering cellulose synthase levels in plants. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, and transgenic plants comprising said nucleic acids.08-30-2012
20090246853DIRECTED EVOLUTION METHOD - We describe a method of selecting an enzyme having replicase activity, the method comprising the steps of: (a) providing a pool of nucleic acids comprising members each encoding a replicase or a variant of the replicase; (b) subdividing the pool of nucleic acids into compartments, such that each compartment comprises a nucleic acid member of the pool together with the replicase or variant encoded by the nucleic acid member; (c) allowing nucleic acid replication to occur; and (d) detecting amplification of the nucleic acid member by the replicase. Methods for selecting agents capable of modulating replicase activity, and for selecting interacting polypeptides are also disclosed.10-01-2009
20100047893TYPE III T. BRUCEI ARGININE METHYLTRANSFERASE - The invention relates to enzymes in 02-25-2010
20110124082MUTANT GLYCOPROTEIN RESISTANT TO MODIFICATION WITH ASPARAGINE-LINKED SUGAR CHAIN - To obtain a mutant protein of an asparagine-linked glycoprotein, which has no N-linked sugar chain under ordinary circumstance, and remains a physiological activity of the glycoprotein before the mutation was introduced, at least one of the amino acids contained in the amino acid sequence motif (I) and/or (II) in the polypeptide of the asparagine-linked glycoprotein is substituted into another amino acid: (I) Asn Xa1 Xa2 (II) Xa3 Val Gly Asn Xa1 Xa2. In amino acid sequence motif (I) and (II), Xa1 represents an amino acid other than Pro, Xa2 represents Thr or Ser and Xa3 represents His or Asp.05-26-2011
20100196987MUTANT-TYPE ACETYLTRANSFERASE Mpr1 - The present invention provides a mutant-type acetyltransferase Mpr1: which comprises an amino acid sequence of a yeast wild-type Mpr08-05-2010
20120270297CULTURING AND GENETIC MANIPULATIONS OF THERMOTOGA SPP. - Described herein is the creation and use of 10-25-2012
20100233782ISOLATED PHOSPHOLIPID-PROTEIN PARTICLES - Systems and methods are provided for producing a protein of interest that is typically not amenable to expression in soluble form in in vitro expression systems. In some aspects, the invention provides methods of synthesizing proteins using in vitro protein synthesis systems that include a scaffold protein such as apolipoprotein or an amphipathic alpha helix containing (“AAHC”) protein, in which higher yields of soluble protein are produced than in the absence of the scaffold protein. The scaffold proteins may be provided in an in vitro protein synthesis system associated with lipid or not associated with lipid. The scaffold protein may be provided as a protein per se or may be encoded by a nucleic acid template and co-expressed with the protein of interest. The invention also provides compositions and kits for synthesis of proteins in soluble form, in which the compositions and kits include cell extracts for protein expression and isolation.09-16-2010
20110262995GRG32: A Novel EPSP Synthase Gene Conferring Herbicide Resistance - Compositions and methods for conferring herbicide resistance to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions include nucleic acid molecules encoding herbicide resistance or tolerance polypeptides, vectors comprising those nucleic acid molecules, and host cells comprising the vectors. The nucleotide sequences of the invention can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in organisms, including microorganisms and plants. Compositions also comprise transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated nucleic acid molecules comprising the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1 or 14, a nucleotide sequence encoding the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:2, the herbicide resistance nucleotide sequence deposited in a bacterial host as Accession Nos. NRRL B-30931, as well as variants and fragments thereof.10-27-2011
20120329132CROSS-LINKED COMPOSITIONS - Improved compositions comprising a cross-linkable protein or polypeptide, and a non-toxic material which induces cross-linking of the cross-linkable protein. The compositions are optionally and preferably prepared in a non-phosphate buffer solvent. Optionally and preferably, the cross-linkable protein includes gelatin and any gelatin variant or variant protein as described herein. Optionally and preferably, the non-toxic material comprises transglutaminase (TG), which may optionally comprise any type of calcium dependent or independent transglutaminase, which may for example optionally be a microbial transglutaminase (mTG).12-27-2012
20120100594ENZYME CATALYSTS FOR DIELS-ALDER REACTIONS - The present invention provides enzyme catalysts for Diels-Alder reactions, including intermolecular Diels-Alder reactions, as well as protein scaffolds for making such enzyme catalysts. In other aspects, the invention provides methods of making the enzyme catalysts, including by de novo computational design. The present invention thereby provides enzyme catalysts capable of catalyzing a desired Diels-Alder reaction, including with a specified or desired stereo-selectivity.04-26-2012
20080248547Novel glyphosate-N-acetyltransferase (GAT) genes - Novel proteins are provided herein, including proteins capable of catalyzing the acetylation of glyphosate and other structurally related proteins. Also provided are novel polynucleotides capable of encoding these proteins, compositions that include one or more of these novel proteins and/or polynucleotides, recombinant cells and transgenic plants comprising these novel compounds, diversification methods involving the novel compounds, and methods of using the compounds. Some of the novel methods and compounds provided herein can be used to render an organism, such as a plant, resistant to glyphosate.10-09-2008
20080227172SIALYLTRANSFERASE AND DNA ENCODING THE SAME - A sialyltransferase having the following physico-chemical properties: 09-18-2008
20130122566NOVEL ENZYME PROTEIN, PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF THE ENZYME PROTEIN THE SAME, AND GENE ENCODING THE ENZYME PROTEIN THE SAME - The present invention relates to a protein having a β-galactoside-α2,3-sialyltransferase activity but substantially not having any neuraminidase activity, a nucleic acid encoding the enzyme protein, and a method of producing the enzyme using a microorganism transformed with a gene encoding the protein. The protein of the present invention is a modified-type enzyme protein produced by mutating a specific amino acid residue in a β-galactoside-α2,3-sialyltransferase protein derived from a microorganism belonging to the genus 05-16-2013
20110223646EXPRESSION OF SOLUBLE, ACTIVE EUKARYOTIC GLYCOSYLTRANSFERASES IN PROKARYOTIC ORGANISMS - The present invention provides enhanced methods of producing soluble, active eukaryotic glycosyltransferases in prokaryotic microorganisms that have an oxidizing environment.09-15-2011
20100317081Counter-Pressure Filtration of Proteins - A method is disclosed for filtering a protein in a liquid mixture in a manner that does not substantially damage or otherwise limit the recovery of the protein in the filtration filtrate. The method generally includes passing a liquid mixture containing a protein (e.g., an aqueous vWF mixture) through a filter while applying a counter pressure to the liquid mixture filtrate to accurately reduce and control the pressure differential across the filter. The disclosed method has the advantage that relatively high filtration flow rates can be achieved at relatively low pressure differentials, in contrast to high pressure differentials, which actually reduce the filtration flow rate of protein liquid mixtures. Further, the method can recover substantially all of the protein that is initially present in the liquid mixture.12-16-2010
20130157340GLYPHOSATE RESISTANT 5-ENOLPYRUVYLSHIKIMATE-3-PHOSPHATE (EPSP) SYNTHASE - A plant comprising SEQ. ID. NO. 2 or a functional portion thereof, wherein SEQ ID NO. 2 is not native to said plant. A glyphosate resistant grass of economic value comprises a nucleic acid molecule that encodes a EPSPS enzyme. In some embodiments, the nucleic acid molecule comprises a sequence of SEQ. ID. NO. 1, or a functional portion thereof. In some embodiments, the EPSPS enzyme can be a polypeptide molecule comprising an amino acid sequence that is essentially of SEQ. ID. NO. 2, or portion thereof. Embodiments include a DNA construct comprising a SEQ. ID. NO. 1 or a functional portion thereof and transgenic methods for inserting the DNA construct into a plant. Some embodiments include non-transgenic glyphosate resistant turfgrasses.06-20-2013

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