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- Xin, Ying; Tang, Xiaolong; Wang, Huihui; Lu, Songsong; Wang, Yan; Zhang, Yang; Chen, Qiang
- Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B 2015 v.188 pp. 31-36
- Phrynocephalus przewalskii; altitude; amino acid substitution; amino acids; heme; hypoxia; isoelectric point; lizards; messenger RNA; models; molecular weight; myocardium; myoglobin; open reading frames; oxygen; polypeptides; skeletal muscle; China
- ... Myoglobin (Mb) is a monomeric hemoprotein which plays an important role in oxygen storage and transport in cardiac and skeletal muscle under hypoxia. The red tail toad-headed lizard Phrynocephalus erythrurus (Lacertilia: Agamidae), which inhabits at an elevation of 4500–5300m on the Qinghai–Tibetan plateau, is known to be the highest living lizard in the world. To investigate the characters of myo ...
- Matano, Mami; Nakajima, Kana; Kashiwagi, Yutaka; Udaka, Shigezo; Maehashi, Kenji
- Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B 2015 v.188 pp. 8-14
- Pichia pastoris; amino acids; breast feeding; breast milk; cattle; cell culture; chickens; dogs; eggs; enzyme activity; genes; humans; infants; innate immunity; lysozyme; mice; milk; mouth; point mutation; stomach; sweetness; taste receptors
- ... Lysozyme, a bacteriolytic enzyme, is widely distributed in nature and is a component of the innate immune system. It is established that chicken egg lysozyme elicits sweetness. However, the sweetness of human milk lysozyme, which is vital for combating microbial infections of the gastrointestinal tract of breast-fed infants, has not been characterized. This study aimed to assess the elicitation of ...