Two structurally different chitin-binding proteins were isolated from bark and leaves of the spindle tree (Euonymus europaeus L.). Both the small hevein-like chitin-binding protein (Ee-CBP) and the classical class-I chitinase (Ee-chitinase) possess antifungal properties, Ee-CBP being far more potent
Ee-CBP, a hevein-type antimicrobial peptide was isolated from the bark of the spindle tree (Euonymus europaeus L.). This 4992.5 Da protein exhibited a very strong antifungal activity against five different fytopathogenic fungi that were tested. Concentrations required to inhibit the growth of
A small 45 amino acid residue antifungal polypeptide was isolated from the bark of spindle tree (Euonymus europaeus L.). Though the primary structure of this so-called E. europaeus chitin-binding protein or Ee-CBP is highly similar to the hevein domain, it distinguishes itself from most previously
To investigate the effects of neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) on postnatal proprioceptive neurons and their targets, transgenic mice were generated that use the myosin light chain 1 (mlc) promoter to overexpress NT-3 in skeletal muscle. Ribonuclease protection assays revealed that NT-3 overexpression in
Glypican-3 (GPC3) is a membrane-bound heparan sulphate proteoglycan. Glypicans are predominantly expressed during development in cell- and tissue-specific manners and act as co-receptors for many heparin-binding growth factors, playing important roles in cell growth and differentiation.