Gábor Náray-Szabó

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Few reports have described in detail a true autoactivation process, where no extrinsic cleavage factors are required to initiate the autoactivation of a zymogen. Herein, we provide structural and mechanistic insight into the autoactivation of a multidomain serine protease: mannose-binding lectin-associated serine protease-2 (MASP-2), the first enzymatic(More)
The complexes of pig muscle 3-phosphoglycerate kinase with the substrate MgATP and with the nonsubstrate Mg(2+)-free ATP have been characterized by binding, kinetic, and crystallographic studies. Comparative experiments with ADP and MgADP have also been carried out. In contrast to the less specific and largely ionic binding of Mg(2+)-free ATP and ADP,(More)
Most enzyme reactions involve formation and cleavage of covalent bonds, while electrostatic effects, as well as dynamics of the active site and surrounding protein regions, may also be crucial. Accordingly, special computational methods are needed to provide an adequate description, which combine quantum mechanics for the reactive region with molecular(More)
The catalytic properties of enzymes, containing the Asp-His-Ser triads are deeply investigated for a long time. Serine endopeptidases, cutinases, acetylcholinesterases, cellulases, among other enzymes, contain these triads. We found that solely the geometric properties of just four points in the spatial structure of these enzymes are characteristic to their(More)
We report an approach for the determination of atomic monopoles of macromolecular systems using connectivity and geometry parameters alone. The method is appropriate also for the calculation of charge distributions based on the quantum mechanically determined wave function and does not suffer from the mathematical instability of other electrostatic(More)
For the cell-to-cell movement of cucumoviruses both the movement protein (MP) and the coat protein (CP) are required. These are not reversibly exchangeable between Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) and Tomato aspermy virus (TAV). The MP of CMV is able to function with the TAV CP (chimera RT), but TAV MP is unable to promote the cell-to-cell movement in the(More)
We give a survey on the application of the chemical fragmentation concept in computer modelling of extended covalent systems. It will be stressed that information on molecular topology, as well as location and composition of the reaction centre allows the construction of a reasonable initial guess for the wave function and thus facilitates the solution of(More)
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