George D. Markham

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The methionine adenosyltransferase from the thermophile Methanococcus jannaschii is fully and irreversibly unfolded in the presence of guanidinium chloride. Unfolding of this dimeric protein is a three-state process in which a dimeric intermediate could be identified. The less stable secondary structural elements of the protein are the C-terminal ends of(More)
Catalysis by S-adenosylmethionine synthetase has been investigated by quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical calculations, exploiting structures of the active crystalline enzyme. The transition state energy of +19.1 kcal/mol computed for a nucleophilic attack of the methionyl sulfur on carbon-5' of the nucleotide was indistinguishable from the experimental(More)
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