Claire Limpkin

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We have identified five structural rearrangements in GroEL induced by the ordered binding of ATP and GroES. The first discernable rearrangement (designated T --> R(1)) is a rapid, cooperative transition that appears not to be functionally communicated to the apical domain. In the second (R(1) --> R(2)) step, a state is formed that binds GroES weakly in a(More)
We have determined the 2.5 angstroms crystal structure of an active, tetrameric Streptomyces coelicolor type II polyketide ketoreductase (actIII) with its bound cofactor, NADP+. This structure shows a Rossman dinucleotide binding fold characteristic of SDR enzymes. Of two subunits in the crystallographic asymmetric unit, one is closed around the active(More)
Polyketide metabolites produced by bacteria and other organisms include antibiotics, anticancer and antifungal compounds. In type II polyketide synthesis, three enzymes are sufficient to form a polyketide product of the requisite chain length, although the fidelity of the first cyclization is variable. Addition of ketoreductase (KR) to this system results(More)
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