Evelyn Jabri

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The crystal structure of urease from Klebsiella aerogenes has been determined at 2.2 A resolution and refined to an R factor of 18.2 percent. The enzyme contains four structural domains: three with novel folds playing structural roles, and an (alpha beta)8 barrel domain, which contains the bi-nickel center. The two active site nickels are 3.5 A apart. One(More)
NanGIR1 is a member of a new class of group I ribozymes whose putative biological function is site-specific hydrolysis at an internal processing site (IPS). We have previously shown that NanGIR1 requires 1 M KCl for maximal activity, which is nevertheless slow (0.03 min(-1)). We used in vitro selection and an RNA pool with approximately nine mutations per(More)
Crystalline Klebsiella aerogenes urease was found to have less than 0.05% of the activity observed for the soluble enzyme under standard assay conditions. Li2SO4, present in the crystal storage buffer at 2 M concentration, was shown to inhibit soluble urease by a mixed inhibition mechanism (Ki's of 0.38 +/- 0.05 M for the free enzyme and 0.13 +/- 0.02 M for(More)
Urease from Klebsiella aerogenes [Jabri et al. (1995) Science 268, 998-1004] is an (alpha beta gamma)3 trimer with each alpha-subunit having an (alpha beta)8-barrel domain containing a binickel active center. Here we examine structure-function relations for urease in more detail through structural analysis of the urease apoenzyme at 2.3 A resolution and(More)
(1–3)-β-d-Glucan synthase activity ofNeurospora crassa was localized to the plasma membrane by autoradiography of colloidal gold-labeled plasma membranes. The active site of glucan synthase for substrate hydrolysis was determined to be cytoplasmic facing. However, glucan synthase activity present in intact protoplasts was partially sensitive to Novozym 234(More)
NanGIR1 is a catalytic element inserted in the P6 loop of a group I intron (NanGIR2) in the small subunit rRNA precursor of the protist Naegleria andersoni [Einvik, C., Decatur, W. A., Embley, T. M., Vogt, V. M., and Johansen, S. (1997) RNA 3, 710-720]. It catalyzes site-specific hydrolysis at an internal processing site (IPS) after a G residue that(More)
A mutant form of Klebsiella aerogenes urease possessing Ala instead of His at position 134 (H134A) is inactive and binds approximately half the normal complement of nickel (Park, I.-S., and Hausinger, R. P.(1993) Protein Sci. 2, 1034-1041). The crystal structure of the H134A protein was obtained at 2.0-A resolution, and it confirms that only Ni-1 of the two(More)
Ureases from both jack bean (Canavalia ensiformis) seeds and Klebsiella aerogenes have been crystallized by the hanging drop method. The plant-derived urease crystals are regular octahedra analogous to those obtained by Sumner. Preliminary X-ray diffraction studies show that the crystals belong to the cubic space group F4(1)32, with a = 364 A, and appear to(More)
The field of bioinformatics is developing faster than most biochemistry textbooks can adapt. Supplementing the undergraduate biochemistry curriculum with data-mining exercises is an ideal way to expose the students to the common databases and tools that take advantage of this vast repository of biochemical information. An integrated collection of exercises(More)