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Biochemistry, 6(mar), 887-898?
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On 1 Oct 1996 LEIBOWITZ at ocelot.rutgers.edu wrote:
> Dear yeasters,
>> The phosphatase inhibitor okadaic acid inhibits some phosphatases extracted from
> from yeast, as it does similar enzymes from "higher" organisms. However, I
> have been unable to find any information on whether okadaic acid will act on
> the enzymes in intact yeast cells, as it does in cultured vertebrate cells.
> I would be grateful to anyone who can provide info. about the in vivo effect
> of this compound on yeast.
> Mike Leibowitz
> UMDNJ-RW Johnson Medical School