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  • H. F. A. Vasen, G. Möslein, +33 authors H. Müller
  • 2009
Familial colorectal cancer (CRC) accounts for 10–15% of all CRCs. In about 5% of all cases, CRC is associated with a highly penetrant dominant inherited syndrome. The most common inherited form of non-polyposis CRC is the Lynch syndrome which is responsible for about 2–4% of all cases. Surveillance of individuals at high risk for CRC prevents the(More)
Pentameric ligand gated ion channels (pLGICs) mediate signal transduction. The binding of an extracellular ligand is coupled to the transmembrane channel opening. So far, all known agonists bind at the interface between subunits in a topologically conserved "orthosteric site" whose amino acid composition defines the pharmacological specificity of pLGIC(More)
Metabolic intermediates, such as succinate and citrate, regulate important processes ranging from energy metabolism to fatty acid synthesis. Cytosolic concentrations of these metabolites are controlled, in part, by members of the SLC13 gene family. The molecular mechanism underlying Na(+)-coupled di- and tricarboxylate transport by this family is understood(More)
Purified butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) was photolabeled by [3H]-p-N, N-dimethylamino benzene diazonium ([3H]DDF) to identify the quaternary ammonium binding sites on this protein [Ehret-Sabatier, L. , Schalk, I., Goeldner, M., and Hirth, C. (1992) Eur. J. Biochem. 203, 475-481]. The covalent photoincorporation occurs with a stoichiometry of one mole of(More)
Numerous high-resolution crystallographic structures of the acetylcholine binding protein (AChBP), a molluscan cholinergic protein, homologous to the extracellular domain of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, are available. This offers opportunities to model the interaction between various ligands and the acetylcholine binding site. Herein we present a(More)
Mutations in the SLC13A5 gene that codes for the Na(+)/citrate cotransporter, NaCT, are associated with early onset epilepsy, developmental delay and tooth dysplasia in children. In the present study we identify additional SLC13A5 mutations in nine epilepsy patients from six families. To better characterize the syndrome, families with affected children(More)
The human Solute Carrier (SLC) transporters are important targets for drug development. Structure-based drug discovery for SLC transporters requires the description of their structure, dynamics, and mechanism of interaction with small molecule ligands and ions. The recent determination of atomic structures of human SLC transporters and their homologs,(More)
In mammals, citric acid cycle intermediates play a key role in regulating various metabolic processes, such as fatty acid synthesis and glycolysis. Members of the sodium-dependent SLC13 transporter family mediate the transport of di- and tricarboxylates into cells. SLC13 family members have been implicated in lifespan extension and resistance to high-fat(More)
Transporters from the SLC13 family couple the transport of 2-4 Na+ ions with a di- or tricarboxylate, such as succinate or citrate. We have previously modeled mammalian SLC13 members including the Na+/dicarboxylate cotransporter NaDC1 (SLC13A2), based on a structure of the bacterial homolog VcINDY in an inward-facing conformation with one sodium ion bound(More)
The biological evaluation of a natural sesquiterpene dimer meiogynin A 1, is described as well as that of five non-natural analogues. Although active on a micromolar range on the inhibition of Bcl-xL/Bak and Mcl-1/Bid interaction, meiogynin A 1 is not cytotoxic on three cell lines that overexpress Bcl-xL and Mcl-1. Contrarily, one of its analogues 6 with an(More)