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A statistical analysis of random mutagenesis methods used for directed protein evolution.
We have developed a statistical method named MAP (mutagenesis assistant program) to equip protein engineers with a tool to develop promising directed evolution strategies by comparing 19 mutagenesisExpand
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A Potential Antitumor Drug (Arginine Deiminase) Reengineered for Efficient Operation under Physiological Conditions
Arginine deiminase (ADI, EC is a potential antitumor drug for the treatment of arginine‐auxotrophic tumors such as hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) and melanomas, and studies on humanExpand
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Sensitive Assay for Laboratory Evolution of Hydroxylases toward Aromatic and Heterocyclic Compounds
Powerful directed evolution methods have been developed for tailoring proteins to our needs in industrial applications. Here, the authors report a medium-throughput assay system designed forExpand
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Directed Evolution of an Antitumor Drug (Arginine Deiminase PpADI) for Increased Activity at Physiological pH
Arginine deiminase (ADI; EC has been studied as a potential antitumor drug for the treatment of arginine‐auxotrophic tumors, such as hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) and melanomas. StudiesExpand
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Structural flexibility of the nucleosome core particle at atomic resolution studied by molecular dynamics simulation.
Comparative explicit solvent molecular dynamics (MD) simulations have been performed on a complete nucleosome core particle with and without N-terminal histone tails for more than 20 ns. Main purposeExpand
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Distance distributions of short polypeptides recovered by fluorescence resonance energy transfer in the 10 A domain.
Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) between tryptophan (Trp) as donor and 2,3-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]oct-2-ene (Dbo) as acceptor was studied by steady-state and time-resolved fluorescenceExpand
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Directed evolution of a highly active Yersinia mollaretii phytase
Phytase improves as a feed supplement the nutritional quality of phytate-rich diets (e.g., cereal grains, legumes, and oilseeds) by hydrolyzing indigestible phytate (myo-inositol 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexakisExpand
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Laboratory evolution of P450 BM3 for mediated electron transfer yielding an activity-improved and reductase-independent variant.
One of the main obstacles in employing P450 monooxygenases for preparative chemical syntheses in cell-free systems is their requirement for cofactors such as NAD(P)H. In order to engineer P450 BM3Expand
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Structural and dynamic properties of cytochrome P450 BM‐3 in pure water and in a dimethylsulfoxide/water mixture
Solvent molecules play an important role for the structural and dynamical properties of proteins. A major focus of current protein engineering is the development of enzymes that are catalyticallyExpand
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Interplay between hydrophobic cluster and loop propensity in β‐hairpin formation: A mechanistic study
We investigated the structural determinants of the stability of a designed β‐hairpin containing a natural hydrophobic cluster from the protein GB1 and a D‐Pro‐Gly turn forming sequence. The resultsExpand
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