Emmanuel Bettler

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Galactosyltransferases are enzymes which transfer galactose from UDP-Gal to various acceptors with either retention of the anomeric configuration to form alpha1,2-, alpha1,3-, alpha1,4-, and alpha1, 6-linkages, or inversion of the anomeric configuration to form beta1, 3-, beta1,4-, and beta1-ceramide linkages. During the last few years, several (c)DNA(More)
Fold recognition was applied to the systematic analysis of the all sequences encoded by the genome of Mycoplasma tuberculosis H37Rv in order to identify new putative glycosyltransferases. The search was conducted against a library composed of all known crystal structures of glycosyltransferases and some related proteins. A clear relationship appeared(More)
Nuclear receptors (NRs) are ligand-dependent transcription factors that play a central role in various physiological processes. The pharmaceutical industry has great interest in this gene-family for the discovery of novel or improved drugs for treatment of, for example, cancer, infertility, or diabetes. The usage of three-dimensional coordinates of protein(More)
Glycosyltransferases are one of the largest and most diverse enzyme groups in Nature. They catalyse the synthesis of glycosidic linkages by the transfer of a sugar residue from a donor to an acceptor substrate. These enzymes have been classified into families on the basis of amino acid sequence similarity that are kept updated in the Carbohydrate Active(More)
The post-genomic era is characterised by a torrent of biological information flooding the public databases. As a direct consequence, similarity searches starting with a single query sequence frequently lead to the identification of hundreds, or even thousands of potential homologues. The huge volume of data renders the subsequent structural, functional and(More)
UNLABELLED MAGOS is a web server allowing automated protein modelling coupled to the creation of a hierarchical and annotated multiple alignment of complete sequences. MAGOS is designed for an interactive approach of structural information within the framework of the evolutionary relevance of mined and predicted sequence information. AVAILABILITY The web(More)
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) genome shows remarkable sequence variability, leading to the classification of at least six major genotypes, numerous subtypes and a myriad of quasispecies within a given host. A database allowing researchers to investigate the genetic and structural variability of all available HCV sequences is an essential tool for studies on(More)
Approximately 450 glycosyltransferase (GT) sequences have been already identified in the Arabidopsis genome that organize into 40 sequence-based families, but a vast majority of these gene products remain biochemically uncharacterized open reading frames. Given the complexity of the cell wall carbohydrate network, it can be inferred that some of the(More)
The structure and fold of the enzyme responsible for the biosynthesis of the xenotransplantation antigen, namely pig alpha3 galactosyltransferase, has been studied by means of computational methods. Secondary structure predictions indicated that alpha3-galactosyltransferase and related protein family members, including blood group A and B transferases and(More)
Literature studies, 3D structure data, and a series of sequence analysis techniques were combined to reveal important residues in the structure and function of the ligand-binding domain of nuclear hormone receptors. A structure-based multiple sequence alignment allowed for the seamless combination of data from many different studies on different receptors(More)