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The crystal structure of the substrate-binding protein OpuBC from Bacillus subtilis in complex with choline.
Bacillus subtilis can synthesize the compatible solute glycine betaine as an osmoprotectant from an exogenous supply of the precursor choline. Import of choline is mediated by two osmoticallyExpand
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Crystal structure of the transport unit of the autotransporter adhesin involved in diffuse adherence from Escherichia coli.
Several serious gastrointestinal diseases, which are widespread all over the world, are caused by enteropathogenic Escherichia coli. The monomeric autotransporter AIDA-I (adhesin involved in diffuseExpand
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High-throughput evaluation of the critical micelle concentration of detergents.
Determination of the critical micelle concentration (CMC) value of detergents routinely used in biological applications is necessary to follow possible changes due to different buffer compositionsExpand
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Arg149 is involved in switching the low affinity, open state of the binding protein AfProX into its high affinity, closed state.
The substrate binding protein AfProX from the Archaeoglobus fulgidus ProU ATP binding cassette transporter is highly selective for the compatible solutes glycine betaine (GB) and proline betaine,Expand
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Monitoring conformational changes during the catalytic cycle of OpuAA, the ATPase subunit of the ABC transporter OpuA from Bacillus subtilis.
The ABC transporter (ATP-binding-cassette transporter) OpuA is one of five membrane transport systems in Bacillus subtilis that mediate osmoprotection by importing compatible solutes. Just like allExpand
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The crystal structure of the CRISPR-associated protein Csn2 from Streptococcus agalactiae.
The prokaryotic immune system, CRISPR, confers an adaptive and inheritable defense mechanism against invasion by mobile genetic elements. Guided by small CRISPR RNAs (crRNAs), a diverse family ofExpand
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Arsenobetaine: an ecophysiologically important organoarsenical confers cytoprotection against osmotic stress and growth temperature extremes
Arsenic, a highly cytotoxic and cancerogenic metalloid, is brought into the biosphere through geochemical sources and anthropogenic activities. A global biogeochemical arsenic biotransformation cycleExpand
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Purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic analysis of the transport unit of the monomeric autotransporter AIDA-I from Escherichia coli.
The adhesin involved in diffuse adherence (AIDA-I) from Escherichia coli belongs to the group of autotransporters, specifically the type Va secretion system (T5aSS). All autotransporter systemsExpand
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Crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic studies of an oligomeric species of a refolded C39 peptidase-like domain of the Escherichia coli ABC transporter haemolysin B.
The ABC transporter haemolysin B (HlyB) from Escherichia coli is part of a type I secretion system that translocates a 110 kDa toxin in one step across both membranes of this Gram-negative bacteriumExpand
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Structure of CRISPR-associated protein Csn2