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Atomic structures of the human immunophilin FKBP-12 complexes with FK506 and rapamycin.
TLDR
High resolution structures for the complexes formed by the immunosuppressive agents FK506 and rapamycin with the human immunophilin FKBP-12 have been determined by X-ray diffraction and suggest ways in which this catalytic activity could operate.
Cloning the Soil Metagenome: a Strategy for Accessing the Genetic and Functional Diversity of Uncultured Microorganisms
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Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences recovered from one of the libraries indicates that the BAC libraries contain DNA from a wide diversity of microbial phyla, including sequences from diverse taxa such as the low-G+C, gram-positive Acidobacterium,Cytophagales, and Proteobacteria.
Ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptide natural products: overview and recommendations for a universal nomenclature.
This review presents recommended nomenclature for the biosynthesis of ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptides (RiPPs), a rapidly growing class of natural products. The
Structural basis for the guanine nucleotide-binding activity of tissue transglutaminase and its regulation of transamidation activity
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The structure suggests a structural basis for the negative regulation of transamidation activity by bound nucleotide, and the positive regulation oftransamidation by Ca2+.
Structure of the FKBP12-Rapamycin Complex Interacting with Binding Domain of Human FRAP
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The structure of the FRB domain of FRAP clarifies both rapamycin-independent and -dependent effects observed for mutants ofFRAP and its homologs in the family of proteins related to the ataxia-telangiectasia mutant gene product, and it illustrates how a small cell-permeable molecule can mediate protein dimerization.
d-Amino Acids Trigger Biofilm Disassembly
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It is found that d-amino acids found in conditioned medium from mature biofilms of Bacillus subtilis prevent biofilm formation and trigger existing biofilm disassembly, and may be a widespread signal for bio Film disassembly.
Tyrosol is a quorum-sensing molecule in Candida albicans.
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The identification of tyrosol as an autoregulatory molecule has important implications on the dynamics of growth and morphogenesis in Candida.
D-Amino Acids Govern Stationary Phase Cell Wall Remodeling in Bacteria
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It is found that bacteria produce diverse D-amino acids as well, which accumulate at millimolar concentrations in supernatants of stationary phase cultures and appear to modulate synthesis of peptidoglycan, a strong and elastic polymer that serves as the stress-bearing component of the bacterial cell wall.
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