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Crystal Structure of Human Cytochrome P450 2D6*
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The crystal structure of human 2D6 helps to explain how Asp-301, Glu-216, and Phe-483 can act as substrate binding residues and suggests that the role of PHe-120 is to control the orientation of the aromatic ring found in most substrates with respect to the heme. Expand
Type IIA topoisomerase inhibition by a new class of antibacterial agents
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This work provides new insights into the mechanism of topoisomerase action and a platform for structure-based drug design of a new class of antibacterial agents against a clinically proven, but conformationally flexible, enzyme class. Expand
The inophyllums, novel inhibitors of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase isolated from the Malaysian tree, Calophyllum inophyllum Linn.
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As part of a search for novel inhibitors of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase, the acetone extract of the giant African snail, Achatina fulica, was shown to be active and 11 compounds of the inophyllum class were isolated, indicating certain structural requirements in the chromanol ring. Expand
DESIGN, SYNTHESIS, AND KINETIC EVALUATION OF HIGH-AFFINITY FKBP LIGANDS AND THE X-RAY CRYSTAL-STRUCTURES OF THEIR COMPLEXES WITH FKBP12.
The design and synthesis of high-affinity FKBP12 ligands is described. These compounds potently inhibit the cis-trans-peptidylprolyl isomerase (rotamase) activity catalyzed by FKBP12 with inhibitionExpand
The structure of ribonuclease P protein from Staphylococcus aureus reveals a unique binding site for single-stranded RNA.
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The three-dimensional high-resolution structure of the RNaseP protein from Staphylococcus aureus is determined by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy in solution and it is revealed that this protein has an alphabeta-fold, similar to the ribonucleoprotein domain, and a conserved arginine-rich motif does not bind single-stranded RNA. Expand
Structure-activity analysis of truncated orexin-A analogues at the orexin-1 receptor.
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Truncated peptide analogues of orexin-A were prepared and their biological activity assesed at the orexIn-1 receptor, identifying key side-chain and stereochemical requirements for receptor activation. Expand
Apakaochtodenes A and B: two tetrahalogenated monoterpenes from the red marine alga Portieria hornemannii.
The structure of apakaochtodene A, the minor isomer of two tetrahalogenated ochtodene monoterpenes, isolated from the red marine alga Portieria hornemannii (Lyngbye) Silva has been identified asExpand
New roles for structure in biology and drug discovery
Lipopeptide substrates for SpsB, the Staphylococcus aureus type I signal peptidase: design, conformation and conversion to alpha-ketoamide inhibitors.
Pre-protein sequence data was used to design substrates for SpsB, the bacterial signal peptidase I enzyme from Staphylococcus aureus. Key elements were an alkyl membrane anchor, proline at P5 andExpand
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