Example sentences for: acyl

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  • The finding of higher proportions of the high melting saturated fatty acids and lesser amounts of the PUFA with lower melting points in the red cell phospholipids of the SCD subjects relative to the controls prompted us to asses the overall impact of these differences on the relative fluidity of the acyl chains of the phospholipids from the red cells of the SCD patients and the controls by estimating the MMP of the phospholipids using the approach of Jensen and Patton [ 20 ] . The calculated MMP of the SCD subjects was significantly higher than for the controls, 29°C vs 24°C, p < 0.001.

  • 4. This is also consistent with the suggestion, made in a recent report showing that cystic fibrosis isolates of P. aeruginosa had lipid A isoforms derivatized with aminoarabinose (or palmitate), that these structural modifications could enhance resistance to cationic antimicrobial peptides [ 61 ] . Although the acyl chains of lipid A might also provide alternative binding sites for protegrin, the orientation of lipid A on the HPA sensor chip ("butter-side down") probably removes them from consideration, at least under our study conditions.

  • The general base of the enzyme (cysteine) accepts the acyl group from lecithin, and this is followed by retinol being directed to attack the acyl-enzyme by the catalytic histidine followed by the release of the retinyl ester [ 42, 43].

  • The phylogenetic relationship we demonstrate between the LRAT family of enzymes and thiol peptidases shows that this catalytic triad was derived only once in evolution and re-used for different mechanistically similar reactions such as acyl transfer, transacylation or peptide-bond hydrolysis.

  • Although more work is required to examine this issue thoroughly, our results suggest that the large differences in potency between free fatty acids and fatty acyl coenzyme A esters seen using pNPP may not extend to all protein substrates.


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