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Mevinolin, a fungal metabolite, was isolated from cultures of Aspergillus terreus. The structure and absolute configuration of mevinolini and its open acid form, mevinolinic acid, were determined by a combination of physical techniques. Mevinolin was shown to be 1,2,6,7,8,8a-hexahydro-beta,(More)
The three-dimensional structure of the catalytic domain of stromelysin-1 complexed with an N-carboxyl alkyl inhibitor has been determined by NMR methods. The global fold consists of three helices, a five stranded beta-sheet and a methionine located in a turn near the catalytic histidines, classifying stromelysin-1 as a metzincin. Stromelysin-1 is unique in(More)
The crystal structure of the protease of the human immunodeficiency virus type (HIV-1), which releases structural proteins and enzymes from viral polyprotein products, has been determined to 3 A resolution. Large regions of the protease dimer, including the active site, have structural homology to the family of microbial aspartyl proteases. The structure(More)
The mode of binding of acetyl-pepstatin to the protease from the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) has been determined by x-ray diffraction analysis. Crystals of an acetyl-pepstatin-HIV-1 protease complex were obtained in space group P2(1)2(1)2 (unit cell dimensions a = 58.39 A, b = 86.70 A, c = 46.27 A) by precipitation with sodium chloride. The(More)
Between April 1985 and April 1993, 100 consecutive men underwent lower urinary tract reconstruction after cystectomy. An ileal low pressure reservoir using the Goodwin cup-patch principle was combined with an afferent ileal tubular segment. The early complication rate was 11%, including 2 postoperative deaths due to septicemia. After a median followup of 27(More)
Human neutrophil elastase (HNE) has been implicated as a major contributor to tissue destruction in various disease states, including emphysema. The structure of HNE, at neutral pH, in complex with methoxysuccinyl-Ala-Ala-Pro-Ala chloromethyl ketone (MSACK), has been solved and refined to an R factor of 16.4% at 1.84-A resolution. Results are consistent(More)
The 3-dimensional structure of human carbonic anhydrase II (HCAII; EC complexed with 3 structurally related inhibitors, 1a, 1b, and 1c, has been determined by X-ray crystallographic methods. The 3 inhibitors (1a = C8H12N2O4S3) vary only in the length of the substituent on the 4-amino group: 1a, proton; 1b, methyl; and 1c, ethyl. The binding(More)