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The Escherichia coli OxyR transcription factor senses H2O2 and is activated through the formation of an intramolecular disulfide bond. Here we present the crystal structures of the regulatory domain of OxyR in its reduced and oxidized forms, determined at 2.7 A and 2.3 A resolutions, respectively. In the reduced form, the two redox-active cysteines are(More)
Optically active N-formyl-N-hydroxy-alpha-phenylalanine methylamide (1) and N-formyl-N-hydroxy-beta-phenylalanine methylamide (2) were evaluated as inhibitors for thermolysin (TLN) to find that while the D-form is more potent than its enantiomer in the case of the hydroxamate of alpha-Phe-NHMe, in the inhibition with hydroxamate of beta-Phe-NHMe, the(More)
The nucleotide sequence specificity of the DNA-DNA interstrand cross-linking reaction of cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) (cis-DDP) was studied in synthetic oligonucleotides. Of six self-complementary DNAs tested, only those containing the central sequence 5'-d(GC) formed appreciable interstrand cross-linked product, as assayed by denaturing polyacrylamide(More)
N-Sulfamoylphenylalanine and its derivatives having varied alkyl groups on the terminal amino group were designed rationally as transition state analogue inhibitors for carboxypeptidase A (CPA) and synthesized. In CPA inhibitory assays the parent compound having the (S)-configuration, i.e., (S)-1a, showed potent inhibitory activity with the K(i) value of(More)
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