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A dual function of the CRISPR-Cas system in bacterial antivirus immunity and DNA repair.
Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPRs) and the associated proteins (Cas) comprise a system of adaptive immunity against viruses and plasmids in prokaryotes. Cas1 is aExpand
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Nuclease Activity of the Human SAMHD1 Protein Implicated in the Aicardi-Goutières Syndrome and HIV-1 Restriction*
Background: The human SAMHD1 protein has dNTP triphosphatase activity and is involved in HIV-1 restriction and autoimmune syndrome. Results: Purified SAMHD1 exhibits nuclease activity againstExpand
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Polyphosphate-dependent synthesis of ATP and ADP by the family-2 polyphosphate kinases in bacteria
Inorganic polyphosphate (polyP) is a linear polymer of tens or hundreds of phosphate residues linked by high-energy bonds. It is found in all organisms and has been proposed to serve as an energyExpand
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Crystal structures of delta1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate reductase from human pathogens Neisseria meningitides and Streptococcus pyogenes.
L-proline is an amino acid that plays an important role in proteins uniquely contributing to protein folding, structure, and stability, and this amino acid serves as a sequence-recognition motif.Expand
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Structural basis for catalysis by the mono- and dimetalated forms of the dapE-encoded N-succinyl-L,L-diaminopimelic acid desuccinylase.
Biosynthesis of lysine and meso-diaminopimelic acid in bacteria provides essential components for protein synthesis and construction of the bacterial peptidoglycan cell wall. The dapE operon enzymesExpand
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Functional Diversity of Haloacid Dehalogenase Superfamily Phosphatases from Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Background: Haloacid dehalogenase (HAD)-like hydrolases represent the largest superfamily of phosphatases. Results: Biochemical, structural, and evolutionary studies of the 10 uncharacterized solubleExpand
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Diverse mechanisms of metaeffector activity in an intracellular bacterial pathogen, Legionella pneumophila
Abstract Pathogens deliver complex arsenals of translocated effector proteins to host cells during infection, but the extent to which these proteins are regulated once inside the eukaryotic cellExpand
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The CRISPR-associated Cas4 protein Pcal_0546 from Pyrobaculum calidifontis contains a [2Fe-2S] cluster: crystal structure and nuclease activity
Cas4 nucleases constitute a core family of CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) associated proteins, but little is known about their structure and activity. Here weExpand
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Determinants and Prediction of Esterase Substrate Promiscuity Patterns.
Esterases receive special attention because of their wide distribution in biological systems and environments and their importance for physiology and chemical synthesis. The prediction of esterases'Expand
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Crystal structure of aminopeptidase N from human pathogen Neisseria meningitidis.
Aminopeptidases are ubiquitous hydrolases that cleave the N-terminal residues of proteins and peptides for maturation, activation, or degradation, and therefore are involved in numerous biologicalExpand
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