Carlo M Nalin

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Understanding how cyclin-cdk complexes recognize their substrates is a central problem in cell cycle biology. We identified an E2F1-derived eight-residue peptide which blocked the binding of cyclin A and E-cdk2 complexes to E2F1 and p21. Short peptides spanning similar sequences in p107, p130, and p21-like cdk inhibitors likewise bound to cyclin A-cdk2 and(More)
Recombinant HIV-1 Tat (Tat 1-86) has been purified from the cytoplasmic fraction of Escherichia coli without the use of protein denaturants or chaotropic agents. Chloroquine-mediated uptake of the purified protein into cells resulted in transactivation of the HIV LTR promoter. Tat retains 1.64 mol of Zn2+/mol of protein by atomic absorption spectroscopy.(More)
Recombinant Rev protein of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 has been expressed in Escherichia coli and purified by ion-exchange and gel-filtration chromatography. Specific binding of the purified protein to the Rev-responsive element of the viral RNA is demonstrated. Physical characterization of the purified protein by circular dichroism and intrinsic(More)
Analysis of the enzymatic methylation of oligodeoxynucleotides containing multiple C-G groups showed that hemimethylated sites in duplex oligomers are not significantly methylated by human or murine DNA methyltransferase unless those sites are capable of being methylated de novo in the single- or double-stranded oligomers. Thus, the primary sequence of the(More)
We recently reported the presence of segment-specific inverted repeats within the terminal regions of wound tumor virus genomic segments (J. V. Anzol, Z. Xu, T. Asamizu, and D. L. Nuss, 1987, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 84, 8301-8305). This report describes a series of experiments designed to investigate potential intramolecular interactions involving the(More)
The relationship between activation of the latent ATPase activity of isolated chloroplast coupling factor 1 (CF1) and reduction of a disulfide in the gamma subunit has been assessed. The sulfhydryl residues involved in the disulfide bond are distinct from residues normally accessible to maleimide modification during incubation of thylakoids in the dark or(More)
One of the prime merits of NMR as a tool for lead finding in drug discovery research is its sensitivity and robustness to detect weak protein-ligand interactions. This sensitivity allows to build up ligands for a given target in a modular way, by a fragment-based approach. In this approach, two ligands are seperately identified which bind to the target(More)
Cooperative interactions between nucleotide binding sites on beef heart mitochondrial F1-ATPase have been studied by measuring substrate-promoted release of 5'adenylyl-beta,gamma-imidodiphosphate (AMP-PNP) from a single high affinity site. The site is initially loaded by incubating F1 with an equimolar amount of the nonhydrolyzable ATP analog. When unbound(More)