Florence Dal Degan

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The crystallographic three-dimensional structure of the Escherichia coli maa gene product, previously identified as a maltose O-acetyltransferase (MAT) [Brand, B., and Boos, W. (1991) J. Biol. Chem. 266, 14113-14118] has been determined to 2.15 A resolution by the single anomalous dispersion method using data from a crystal cocrystallized with trimethyllead(More)
The Brassica napus gene, Cel16, encodes a membrane-anchored endo-1,4-beta-glucanase with a deduced molecular mass of 69 kD. As for other membrane-anchored endo-1,4-beta-glucanases, Cel16 consists of a predicted intracellular, charged N terminus (methionine(1)-lysine(70)), a hydrophobic transmembrane domain (isoleucine(71)-valine(93)), and a periplasmic(More)
Recombinant expression of native or modified eukaryotic proteins is pivotal for structural and functional studies and for industrial and pharmaceutical production of proteins. However, it is often impeded by the lack of proper folding. Here, we present a stringent and broadly applicable eukaryotic in vivo selection system for folded proteins. It is based on(More)
A procedure was developed to prepare in large amounts two carboxypeptidases, CPD-I and CPD-II, from Aspergillus niger. They were each shown to be serine proteases and single-chain monomers with molecular masses of ca. 81 kDa and containing 22% carbohydrates. Amino acid analysis, carbohydrate determination, and N-terminal sequencing (20 to 25 residues) were(More)
Maltose O-acetyltransferase (Mac) is a member of the hexapeptide-repeat family of enzymes, which contains proteins with left-handed parallel beta-helix architecture forming homotrimers. Diffraction data for four well diffracting crystal forms were collected. Crystal form I diffracted beyond 1.53 A resolution but was perfectly merohedrally twinned with an(More)
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