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Recent advances in DNA sequencing techniques resulted in more than forty sequenced plant genomes representing a diverse set of taxa of agricultural, energy, medicinal and ecological importance. However, gene family curation is often only inferred from DNA sequence homology and lacks insights into evolutionary processes contributing to gene family dynamics.(More)
Disulfide bonds serve to form physical cross-links between residues in protein structures, thereby stabilizing the protein fold. Apart from this purely structural role, they can also be chemically active, participating in redox reactions, and they may even potentially act as allosteric switches controlling protein functions. Specific types of disulfide(More)
Intermolecular interactions involving aromatic rings are of pivotal importance in many areas of chemistry, biology and materials science. Mimicking recent atomic force microscopy (AFM) experiments that measured the adhesion forces of single pi-pi complexes, here interactions between pyrene/coronene and graphite have been probed by force-probe molecular(More)
Tissue factor (TF) is a transmembrane glycoprotein that plays distinct roles in the initiation of extrinsic coagulation cascade and thrombosis. TF contains two disulfide bonds, one each in the N-terminal and C-terminal extracellular domains. The C-domain disulfide, Cys186-Cys209, has a -RHStaple configuration in crystal structures, suggesting that this(More)
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