Azat H Gabdoulkhakov

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Spider venom sphingomyelinases D catalyze the hydrolysis of sphingomyelin via an Mg(2+) ion-dependent acid-base catalytic mechanism which involves two histidines. In the crystal structure of the sulfate free enzyme determined at 1.85A resolution, the metal ion is tetrahedrally coordinated instead of the trigonal-bipyramidal coordination observed in the(More)
The inhibition of phospholipase A(2)s (PLA(2)s) is of pharmacological and therapeutic interest because these enzymes are involved in several inflammatory diseases. Elaidoylamide is a powerful inhibitor of a neurotoxic PLA(2) from the Vipera ammodytes meridionalis venom. The X-ray structure of the enzyme-inhibitor complex reveals a new mode of Asp49 PLA(2)(More)
The structures of mistletoe lectin I (ML-I) from Viscum album complexed with lactose and galactose have been determined at 2.3 A resolution and refined to R factors of 20.9% (Rfree = 23.6%) and 20.9 (Rfree = 24.6%), respectively. ML-I is a heterodimer and belongs to the class of ribosome-inactivating proteins of type II, which consist of two chains. The(More)
Crotamine, a highly basic myotoxic polypeptide (molecular mass 4881 Da) isolated from the venom of the Brazilian rattlesnake Crotalus durissus terrificus, causes skeletal muscle contraction and spasms, affects the functioning of voltage-sensitive sodium channels by inducing sodium influx and possesses antitumour activity, suggesting potential pharmaceutical(More)
Uridine nucleoside phosphorylase is an important drug target for the development of anti-infective and antitumour agents. The X-ray crystal structure of Salmonella typhimurium uridine nucleoside phosphorylase (StUPh) complexed with its inhibitor 2,2'-anhydrouridine, phosphate and potassium ions has been solved and refined at 1.86 A resolution (R(cryst) =(More)
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