Christina Redfield

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The Notch receptor and its ligands are key components in a core metazoan signaling pathway that regulates the spatial patterning, timing and outcome of many cell-fate decisions. Ligands contain a disulfide-rich Delta/Serrate/LAG-2 (DSL) domain required for Notch trans-activation or cis-inhibition. Here we report the X-ray structure of a receptor binding(More)
A high resolution NMR structure of hen lysozyme has been determined using 209 residual 1H-15N dipolar coupling restraints from measurements made in two different dilute liquid crystalline phases (bicelles) in conjunction with a data set of 1632 NOE distance restraints, 110 torsion angle restraints, and 60 hydrogen bond restraints. The ensemble of 50(More)
Heteronuclear 13C and 15N three-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (n.m.r.) techniques have been used to determine the solution structure of human interleukin 4, a four-helix bundle protein. A dynamical simulated annealing protocol was used to calculate an ensemble of structures from an n.m.r. data set of 1735 distance restraints, 101 phi angle(More)
There is increasing evidence that human arylamine N-acetyltransferase type 1 (NAT1, EC, although first identified as a homologue of a drug-metabolising enzyme, appears to be a marker in human oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer. Mouse Nat2 is the mouse equivalent of human NAT1. The development of mouse models of breast cancer is important,(More)
15N-labeled hen lysozyme has been studied by 2D and 3D NMR in order to characterize its dynamic behavior. The resonances of all main-chain amide nitrogen atoms were assigned, as were resonances of nitrogen atoms in 28 side chains. Relaxation measurements for the main-chain and arginine and tryptophan side-chain 15N nuclei used standard methods, and those(More)
Hydrogen exchange experiments monitored by NMR and mass spectrometry reveal that the amyloidogenic D67H mutation in human lysozyme significantly reduces the stability of the β-domain and the adjacent C-helix in the native structure. In addition, mass spectrometric data reveal that transient unfolding of these regions occurs with a high degree of(More)
The unfolding of the apo and holo forms of bovine alpha-lactalbumin (alpha-LA) upon reduction by dithiothreitol (DTT) in the presence of the small heat-shock protein alpha-crystallin, a molecular chaperone, has been monitored by visible and UV absorption spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and (1)H NMR spectroscopy. From these data, a description and a(More)
Human interleukin 4 (IL-4) has been studied by 2D and 3D NMR techniques using uniformly 15N-labeled recombinant protein. Assignment of resonances for all but 3 of the 130 residues of the recombinant protein has been achieved, enabling the secondary structure of the protein to be defined. This consists of four major alpha-helical regions and one short(More)
In the presence of 0.5 M NaCl at pH 7.1, the Ca(2+)-free apo form of recombinant bovine alpha-lactalbumin (BLA) is sufficiently stabilised in its native state to give well-resolved NMR spectra at 20 degrees C. The (1)H and (15)N NMR resonances of native apo-BLA have been assigned, and the chemical-shifts compared with those of the native holo protein. Large(More)
The identification, synthesis and evaluation of a series of rhodanine and thiazolidin-2,4-dione derivatives as selective inhibitors of human arylamine N-acetyltransferase 1 and mouse arylamine N-acetyltransferase 2 is described. The most potent inhibitors identified have submicromolar activity and inhibit both the recombinant proteins and human NAT1 in(More)