Arthur H. Robbins

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The crystal structure of Cd5,Zn2-metallothionein from rat liver has been refined at 2.0 A resolution of a R-value of 0.176 for all observed data. The five Cd positions in the asymmetric unit of the crystal create a pseudo-centrosymmetric constellation about a crystallographic 2-fold axis. Consequently, the distribution of anomalous differences is almost(More)
Metallothioneins are small cysteine-rich proteins capable of binding heavy metal ions such as Zn2+ and Cd2+. They are ubiquitous tissue components in higher organisms, which tentatively have been attributed both unspecific protective functions against toxic metal ions and highly specific roles in fundamental zinc-regulated cellular processes. In this paper(More)
We report here the first three-dimensional structure of a mammalian thioltransferase as determined by single crystal X-ray crystallography at 2.2 A resolution. The protein is known for its thiol-redox properties and dehydroascorbate reductase activity. Recombinant pig liver thioltransferase expressed in Escherichia coli was crystallized in its oxidized form(More)
Data from various laboratories have indicated associations of various alleles determined by RFLPs within or adjacent to several apolipoprotein genes with abnormalities in plasma lipids and/or premature coronary artery disease (CAD). In order to assess such relationships we have examined allele frequencies of 8 different RFLPs within or adjacent to the apo(More)
Reaction of cyanuryl chloride with d,l-amino acids and amino alcohols afforded a new series of triazinyl-substituted benzenesulfonamides incorporating amino acyl/hydroxyalkyl-amino moieties. Inhibition studies of physiologically relevant human carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC 4.2.1.1) isoforms, such as CA I, II, IX, XII and XIV with these compounds are reported.(More)
A mutated form of truncated proplasmepsin 1 (proPfPM1) from the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, proPfPM1 K110pN, was generated and overexpressed in Escherichia coli. The automaturation process was carried out at pH 4.0 and 4.5, and the optimal catalytic pH of the resulting mature PfPM1 was determined to be pH 5.5. This mature PfPM1 showed(More)
The crystal structure of the Mycoplasma hyorhinis protein Mh-p37 has been solved and refined to 1.9 A resolution. This is the first de novo structure to be determined using the recently described heavy-atom reagent [Beck et al. (2008), Acta Cryst. D64, 1179-1182] 5-amino-2,4,6-triiodoisophthalic acid (I3C), which contains three I atoms arranged in an(More)
The crystal structure of the unbound form of HIV-1 subtype A protease (PR) has been determined to 1.7 A resolution and refined as a homodimer in the hexagonal space group P6(1) to an R(cryst) of 20.5%. The structure is similar in overall shape and fold to the previously determined subtype B, C and F PRs. The major differences lie in the conformation of the(More)
4-Substituted-ureido benzenesulfonamides showing inhibitory activity against carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC 4.2.1.1) II between 3.3-226 nM were crystallized in complex with the enzyme. Hydrophobic interactions between the scaffold of the inhibitors in different hydrophobic pockets of the enzyme were observed, explaining the diverse inhibitory range of these(More)