The respiratory burst oxidase (RBO) is the enzyme responsible for superoxide production by phagocytes and B lymphocytes. It is dormant in resting cells but comes to life when the cells are activated. Among the components of the RBO is a 47K (formerly 48K) protein known as p47phox that becomes phosphorylated when RBO-containing cells are activated.
The aims of the present work are to identify the sites of phosphorylation in p47phox and elucidate their relationship to the activity of the RBO; to identify proteins with which p47phox interacts and understand these interactions at a molecular level; and to produce large quantities of p47phox for structure determination by X- ray crystallography.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Type
Research Project (R01)
Project #
5R01AI028479-09
Application #
2671964
Study Section
Hematology Subcommittee 2 (HEM)
Project Start
1989-07-01
Project End
2000-03-31
Budget Start
1998-04-01
Budget End
1999-03-31
Support Year
9
Fiscal Year
1998
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Scripps Research Institute
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
La Jolla
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
92037
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