Adriana Erica Miele

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The organization of eukaryotic genomes is characterized by the presence of distinct euchromatic and heterochromatic sub-nuclear compartments. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae heterochromatic loci, including telomeres and silent mating type loci, form clusters at the nuclear periphery. We have employed live cell 3-D imaging and chromosome conformation capture(More)
During the assembly of clathrin-coated vesicles, many peripheral membrane proteins, including the amphiphysins, use LLDLD-type clathrin-box motifs to interact with the N-terminal beta-propeller domain (TD) of clathrin. The 2.3 A-resolution structure of the clathrin TD in complex with a TLPWDLWTT peptide from amphiphysin 1 delineates a second(More)
Although conformational changes are essential for the function of proteins, little is known about their structural dynamics at atomic level resolution. Myoglobin (Mb) is the paradigm to investigate conformational dynamics because it is a simple globular heme protein displaying a photosensitivity of the iron-ligand bond. Upon laser photodissociation of(More)
MOTIVATION We investigate the relationship between the quality of models of protein structure and their usefulness as search models in molecular replacement, a widely used method to experimentally determine protein structures by X-ray crystallography. RESULTS We used the available models submitted to the Critical Assessment of Techniques for Protein(More)
Thioredoxin plays a crucial role in a wide number of physiological processes, which span from reduction of nucleotides to deoxyriboucleotides to the detoxification from xenobiotics, oxidants and radicals. The redox function of Thioredoxin is critically dependent on the enzyme Thioredoxin NADPH Reductase (TrxR). In view of its indirect involvement in the(More)
A series of new aculeatin-like analogues were synthesized in two steps by combining two sets of building blocks. Many compounds showed inhibitory activities in vitro against Plasmodium falciparum and have helped to gain more insight into structure-activity relationships around the spirocyclohexadienone pharmacophoric scaffold. Plasmodium falciparum(More)
Fep1, the iron-responsive GATA factor from the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris, has been characterised both in vivo and in vitro. This protein has two Cys2-Cys2 type zinc fingers and a set of four conserved cysteines arranged in a Cys-X5-Cys-X8-Cys-X2-Cys motif located between the two zinc fingers. Electronic absorption and resonance Raman(More)
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