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Two hairpin-loop domains in cystatin family proteinase inhibitors form an interface surface region that slots into the active site cleft of papain-like cysteine proteinases, and determine binding affinity. The slot region surface architecture of the soybean cysteine proteinase inhibitor (soyacystatin N, scN) was engineered using techniques of in vitro(More)
Cystatin C is one of a family of proteinase inhibitors of cathepsins and other cysteine proteinases. Among warm-blooded vertebrates, small functional regions of cystatin amino acid sequences are well conserved among species, but major portions of cystatin amino acid sequences vary evolutionarily. Although considerable attention has been given to mammalian(More)
A unified synthetic strategy accessing novel 3'-fluorinated purine nucleoside derivatives and their biological evaluation were achieved. Novel 3'-fluorinated analogues were constructed from a common 3'-deoxy-3'-fluororibofuranose intermediate. Employing Suzuki and Stille cross-coupling reactions, fifteen 3'-fluororibose purine nucleosides 1-15 and eight(More)
Replication of hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA is catalyzed by the virally encoded RNA-dependent RNA polymerase NS5B. It is believed that the viral polymerase utilizes a de novo or primer-independent mechanism for initiation of RNA synthesis. Our previous work has shown that dinucleotides were efficient initiation molecules for NS5B in vitro (W. Zhong, E.(More)
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