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The core binding factor (CBF) heterodimeric transcription factors comprised of AML/CBFA/PEBP2alpha/Runx and CBFbeta/PEBP2beta subunits are essential for differentiation of hematopoietic and bone cells, and their mutation is intimately related to the development of acute leukemias and cleidocranial dysplasia. Here, we present the crystal structures of the(More)
c-Myb, but not avian myeloblastosis virus (AMV) v-Myb, cooperates with C/EBP beta to regulate transcription of myeloid-specific genes. To assess the structural basis for that difference, we determined the crystal structures of complexes comprised of the c-Myb or AMV v-Myb DNA-binding domain (DBD), the C/EBP beta DBD, and a promoter DNA fragment. Within the(More)
1 Kanagawa Academy of Science and tion assays, and atomic force microscopy confirmed that the interaction of c-Myb and C/EBP␤ observed in Technology (KAST) 3-9 Fukuura crystal mimics their long range interaction on the promoter , which is accompanied by intervening DNA Kanazawa-ku Yokohama 236-0004 looping. Japan Japan the DNA into sufficiently close(More)
We have addressed the question of whether antigen binding induces a conformational change in the heavy chain constant (C(H)) domain of antibodies using staphylococcal protein A or streptococcal protein G as probes, since these proteins are known to bind to IgG domains such as C(H)1 and C(H)2-C(H)3 domains. Biosensor assays on interactions between these(More)
We have designed a peptide termed chignolin, consisting of only 10 amino acid residues (GYDPETGTWG), on the basis of statistics derived from more than 10,000 protein segments. The peptide folds into a unique structure in water and shows a cooperative thermal transition, both of which may be hallmarks of a protein. Also, the experimentally determined(More)
Cavities or packing defects in proteins may generally be related with the dynamics and function of a protein. In the c-Myb R2 subdomain, its single cavity has been shown to be crucial for its DNA recognition. Cavities are also considered important in determining the pressure stability of a protein. In the present work, high-pressure proton nuclear magnetic(More)
The hinge region of human immunoglobulin A1 (IgA1), connecting the Fab and Fc regions, is mostly composed of Ser, Thr, and Pro (VPSTPPTPSPSTPPTPSPS); hinge peptide (HP). O-Glycans are naturally attached on only particular five Ser/Thr residues in this region. NMR was employed for analysis of the structural changes in HP upon the glycosylation, especially(More)
Bacterial proteins A and G (SpA and SpG) are immunoglobulin receptors that can be used as probes for monitoring change in the conformation of heavy chain constant (C(H)) domains. Interaction of anti-(4-hydroxy-3-nitrophenyl)acetyl (NP) antibody (Ab) with SpA and SpG were measured by isothermal titration calorimetry and surface plasmon resonance in order to(More)
Unc104/KIF1A, a kinesin family member, is reported to be monomeric in solution, though its polypeptide has regions that potentially form coiled coils. For a better understanding of the mechanism underlying Unc104/KIF1A's motility, it is important to evaluate the dimerization ability of this protein. The CD measurement of relevant segments of Caenorhabditis(More)
The formation of alpha-helical assembly by complexing biologically active peptides with de novo designed protein is described. The de novo designed protein described here is a cystine-linked 4-helix bundle protein constructed with 80 amino acid residues and forms a hydrophobic core region surrounded by 4 helices in an aqueous solution. The biologically(More)