Anatoli V Naumov

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The in vitro activation of the [FeFe] hydrogenase is accomplished by combining Escherichia coli cell extracts containing the heterologously expressed inactive HydA with extracts in which hydrogenase-specific maturation proteins HydE, HydF, and HydG are expressed in concert. Interestingly, the process of HydA activation occurs rapidly and in the absence of(More)
In an effort to determine the specific protein component(s) responsible for in vitro activation of the [FeFe] hydrogenase (HydA), the individual maturation proteins HydE, HydF, and HydG from Clostridium acetobutylicum were purified from heterologous expressions in Escherichia coli. Our results demonstrate that HydF isolated from a strain expressing all(More)
The H-cluster is a complex bridged metal assembly at the active site of [FeFe]-hydrogenases that consists of a [4Fe-4S] subcluster bridged to a 2Fe-containing subcluster with unique nonprotein ligands, including carbon monoxide, cyanide, and a dithiolate ligand of unknown composition. Specific biosynthetic gene products (HydE, HydF, and HydG) responsible(More)
Coordinated regulation of gene expression is a hallmark of the Plasmodium falciparum asexual blood-stage development cycle. We report that carbon catabolite repressor protein 4 (CCR4)-associated factor 1 (CAF1) is critical in regulating more than 1,000 genes during malaria parasites' intraerythrocytic stages, especially egress and invasion proteins. CAF1(More)
Poliovirus (PV) infection starts with binding to its receptor (PVR), followed by a receptor-aided, temperature-sensitive conformational change of the infectious particle (sedimenting at 160S) to a particle which sediments at 135S. Reported in this communication is the successful incorporation into lipid bilayers of two forms of the receptor: the full-length(More)
Fe-only or FeFe hydrogenases, as they have more recently been termed, possess a uniquely organometallic enzyme active site, termed the H-cluster, where the electronic properties of an iron-sulfur cluster are tuned with distinctly non-biological ligands, carbon monoxide and cyanide. Recently, it was discovered that radical S-adenosylmethionine enzymes were(More)
UNLABELLED Apicomplexa are obligate intracellular parasites that cause important diseases in humans and animals. Manipulating the pathogen genome is the most direct way to understand the functions of specific genes in parasite development and pathogenesis. In Toxoplasma gondii, nonhomologous recombination is typically highly favored over homologous(More)
Our knowledge of cell cycle regulatory mechanisms in apicomplexan parasites is very limited. In this study, we describe a novel Toxoplasma gondii factor that has a vital role in chromosome replication and the regulation of cytoplasmic and nuclear mitotic structures, and we named this factor ECR1 for essential for chromosome replication 1. ECR1 was(More)