Ingrid Kjøller Larsen

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Glutamate is the principal excitatory neurotransmitter within the mammalian CNS, playing an important role in many different functions in the brain such as learning and memory. In this study, a combination of molecular biology, X-ray structure determinations, as well as electrophysiology and binding experiments, has been used to increase our knowledge(More)
The neural cell adhesion molecule, NCAM, mediates Ca(2+)-independent cell-cell and cell-substratum adhesion via homophilic (NCAM-NCAM) and heterophilic (NCAM-non-NCAM molecules) binding. NCAM plays a key role in neural development, regeneration, and synaptic plasticity, including learning and memory consolidation. The crystal structure of a fragment(More)
Ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluRs) constitute a family of ligand-gated ion channels that are essential for mediating fast synaptic transmission in the central nervous system. This study presents a high-resolution X-ray structure of the competitive antagonist (S)-2-amino-3-[5-tert-butyl-3-(phosphonomethoxy)-4-isoxazolyl]propionic acid (ATPO) in complex(More)
The neural cell adhesion molecule NCAM, a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily, mediates cell-cell recognition and adhesion via a homophilic interaction. NCAM plays a key role during development and regeneration of the nervous system and is involved in synaptic plasticity associated with memory and learning. The 1.85 A crystal structure of the two(More)
Crystals of human heparin binding protein (HBP) diffract to 1.1 A when flash-frozen at 120 K. The atomic resolution structure has been refined anisotropically using SHELXL96. The final model of HBP consists of 221 amino-acid residues of 225 possible, three glycosylation units, one chloride ion, 15 precipitant ethanol molecules and 323 water molecules. The(More)
Heparin binding protein (HBP) is an inactive serine protease homologue with important implications in host defense during infections and inflammations. Two mutants of human HBP, [R23S,F25E]HBP and [G175Q]HBP, have been produced to investigate structure-function relationships of residues in the putative lipid A/lipopolysaccharide (LPS) binding site and BPTI(More)
The anticancer drug caracemide, N-acetyl-N,O- di(methylcarbamoyl)hydroxylamine, and one of its degradation products, N-acetyl-O-methylcarbamoyl-hydroxylamine, were found to inhibit the enzyme ribonucleotide reductase of Escherichia coli by specific interaction with its larger component protein R1. No effect on the smaller protein R2 was observed. The effect(More)
The three-dimensional structure of mouse ribonucleotide reductase R2 has been determined at 2.3 A resolution using molecular replacement and refined to an R-value of 19.1% (Rfree = 25%) with good stereo-chemistry. The overall tertiary structure architecture of mouse R2 is similar to that from Escherichia coli R2. However, several important structural(More)
The X-ray structure of a partly self-complementary peptide nucleic acid (PNA) decamer (H-GTAGATCACT-l-Lys-NH(2)) to 2.60 A resolution is reported. The structure is mainly controlled by the canonical Watson-Crick base pairs formed by the self-complementary stretch of four bases in the middle of the decamer (G(4)A(5)T(6)C(7)). One right- and one left-handed(More)