Chao-Nan Hsu

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3alpha-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase/carbonyl reductase (3alpha-HSD/CR) from Comamonas testosteroni, a short chain dehydrogenase/reductase, catalyzes the oxidation of androsterone with NAD+ to form androstanedione and NADH. A catalytic triad of Ser-114, Tyr-155, and Lys-159 in 3alpha-HSD/CR has been proposed based on structural analysis and sequence(More)
The dimerization of 3alpha-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase/carbonyl reductase was studied by interrupting the salt bridge interactions between D249 and R167 in the dimeric interface. Substitution of alanine, lysine and serine for D249 decreased catalytic efficiency 30, 1400 and 1.4-fold, and lowered the melting temperature 6.9, 5.4 and 7.6 degrees C,(More)
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