Javier Ruiz-Sanz

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Differential scanning calorimetry of Escherichia coli carbamoyl-phosphate synthetase and its isolated large and small subunits reveals in each case an irreversible, kinetically controlled transition, at a temperature 14 degrees C higher for the holoenzyme than for the subunits, indicating dramatic stabilization of the subunits in the heterodimer. The(More)
The isolated N-terminal 1-69 domain of the 434-phage repressor, R69, and its covalently linked (head-to-tail and tail-to-tail) dimers have been studied by differential scanning microcalorimetry (DSC) and CD. At neutral solvent conditions the R69 domain maintains its native structure, both in isolated form and within the dimers. The stability of the domain(More)
We have studied the stability of the histone-like, DNA-binding protein HU from the hyperthermophilic eubacterium Thermotoga maritima and its E34D mutant by differential scanning microcalorimetry and CD under acidic conditions at various concentrations within the range of 2-225 micro m of monomer. The thermal unfolding of both proteins is highly reversible(More)
A deletion of at least 11.5 cM in the paternal X chromosome mapping between microsatellites DXS989 and DXS1003 and encompassing the genes for ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC), retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator (RPGR) and dystrophin, was associated with the loss of band Xp21 in a female patient with OTC deficiency. Another four female patients were(More)
The amino acid sequence of Leishmania mexicana triose phosphate isomerase is unique in having at position 65 a glutamic acid instead of a glutamine. The stability properties of LmTIM and the E65Q mutant were investigated by pH and guanidinium chloride-induced unfolding. The crystal structure of E65Q was determined. Three important observations were made:(More)
We have prepared a family of peptide fragments of the 64-residue chymotrypsin inhibitor 2, corresponding to its progressive elongation from the N terminus. The growing polypeptide chain has little tendency to form stable structure until it is largely synthesized, and what structures are formed are nonnative and lack, in particular, the native secondary(More)
There is a region of well-ordered structure in the transition state of folding of chymotrypsin inhibitor 2 (CI2) that consists of N-terminal residues in the unique alpha-helix (residues 12 to 24) plus some long range interactions, in particular those of Ala16 with Ile57 and Leu49 in the hydrophobic core. This is proposed to be a nucleation site. A crucial(More)
The hepatitis C virus nonstructural 5A (NS5A) protein is a large zinc-binding phosphoprotein that plays an important role in viral RNA replication and is involved in altering signal transduction pathways in the host cell. This protein interacts with Fyn tyrosine kinase in vivo and regulates its kinase activity. The 1.5 Å resolution crystal structure of a(More)
In spite of its biomedical relevance, polyproline recognition is still not fully understood. The disagreement between the current description of SH3 (Src homology 3) complexes and their thermodynamic behaviour calls for a revision of the SH3-binding paradigm. Recently, Abl-SH3 was demonstrated to recognize its ligands by a dual binding mechanism involving a(More)
We have obtained a series of fragments growing from the N terminus of the protein chymotrypsin inhibitor-2 (C12) in order to study the development of structure on elongation of the polypeptide in solution. We present an extensive biophysical characterization of ten fragments using different conformational probes. Small fragments up to residue 40 of the(More)