Hisayuki Morii

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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 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)
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)
Ncd is a microtubule minus end-directed motor protein from Drosophila, a member of the kinesin-14 family, and an essential protein in mitosis and meiosis. Full-length ncd exists as a dimer via the formation of an alpha-helical coiled coil in its central stalk domain (P192-R346), which is thought to be one of the key regions for its motility. In our previous(More)
The DNA-binding domain of the c-myb protooncogene product consists of three homologous tandem repeats of 51-52 amino acids (denoted as R1, R2, and R3 from the N-terminal side). In order to analyze conformational and thermodynamic characteristics of the homologous repeats, we have examined the DNA-binding domain by circular dichroism (CD) and differential(More)
Hook forms a universal joint, which mediates the torque of the flagellar motor to the outer helical filaments. Domain organization of hook protein from Salmonella typhimurium was investigated by exploring thermal denaturation properties of its proteolytic fragments. The most stable part of hook protein involves residues 148 to 355 and consists of two(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)