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Olfactory marker protein (OMP) is a ubiquitous, cytoplasmic protein found in mature olfactory receptor neurons of all vertebrates. Electrophysiological and behavioral studies demonstrate that it is a modulator of the olfactory signal transduction pathway. Here, we demonstrate that the solution structure of OMP, as determined by NMR studies, is a single(More)
Cytochrome P450scc (CYP11A1) can hydroxylate vitamin D(3), producing 20S-hydroxyvitamin D(3) [20(OH)D(3)] and 20S,23-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) [20,23(OH)(2)D(3)] as the major metabolites. These are biologically active, acting as partial vitamin D receptor (VDR) agonists. Minor products include 17-hydroxyvitamin D(3), 17,20-dihydroxyvitamin D(3), and(More)
Cytochrome P450scc (P450scc) catalyzes the cleavage of the side chain of both cholesterol and the vitamin D(3) precursor, 7-dehydrocholesterol. The aim of this study was to test the ability of human P450scc to metabolize ergosterol, the vitamin D(2) precursor, and define the structure of the major products. P450scc incorporated into the bilayer of(More)
CYP27A1 is a mitochondrial cytochrome P450 which can hydroxylate vitamin D3 and cholesterol at carbons 25 and 26, respectively. The product of vitamin D3 metabolism, 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, is the precursor to the biologically active hormone, 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. CYP27A1 is attached to the inner mitochondrial membrane and substrates appear to reach the(More)
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