Jesper S Oeemig

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Protein sequences are diversified on the DNA level by recombination and mutation and can be further increased on the RNA level by alternative RNA splicing, involving introns that have important roles in many biological processes. The protein version of introns (inteins), which catalyze protein splicing, were first reported in the 1990s. The biological roles(More)
Protein splicing is an autocatalytic process involving self-excision of an internal protein domain, the intein, and concomitant ligation of the two flanking sequences, the exteins, with a peptide bond. Protein splicing can also take place in trans by naturally split inteins or artificially split inteins, ligating the exteins on two different polypeptide(More)
Antimicrobial peptides are a new class of antibiotics that are promising for pharmaceutical applications because they have retained efficacy throughout evolution. One class of antimicrobial peptides are the defensins, which have been found in different species. Here we describe a new fungal defensin, eurocin. Eurocin acts against a range of Gram-positive(More)
In this manuscript, we present the backbone and side chain assignments of human brain-type fatty acid binding protein, also known as FABP7, in its apo form and in four different holo forms, bound to DHA, oleic acid, linoleic acid and elaidic acid.
Inteins are mobile genetic elements that are spliced out of proteins after translation. Some inteins contain a homing endonuclease (HEN) responsible for their propagation. Hedgehog/INTein (HINT) domains catalyzing protein splicing and their nested HEN domains are thought to be functionally independent because of the existence of functional mini-inteins(More)
The structure of phosphoribosyl anthranilate isomerase (TrpF) from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus (PfTrpF) has been determined at 1.75 Å resolution. The PfTrpF structure has a monomeric TIM-barrel fold which differs from the dimeric structures of two other known thermophilic TrpF proteins. A comparison of the PfTrpF structure with the(More)
Borrelia burgdorferi spirochetes that cause Lyme borreliosis survive for a long time in human serum because they successfully evade the complement system, an important arm of innate immunity. The outer surface protein E (OspE) of B. burgdorferi is needed for this because it recruits complement regulator factor H (FH) onto the bacterial surface to evade(More)
The RadA intein from the hyperthermophilic archaebacterium Pyrococcus horikoshii was cloned, expressed and purified for subsequent structure determination. The protein crystallized rapidly in several conditions. The best crystals, which diffracted to 1.75 Å resolution, were harvested from drops consisting of 0.1 M HEPES pH 7.5, 3.0 M NaCl and were(More)
UNLABELLED Protein splicing in trans by split inteins has become a useful tool for protein engineering in vivo and in vitro. Inteins require Cys, Ser or Thr at the first residue of the C-terminal flanking sequence because a thiol or hydroxyl group in the side chains is a nucleophile indispensable for the trans-esterification step during protein splicing.(More)
In protein splicing, an intervening protein sequence (intein) in the host protein excises itself out and ligates two split host protein sequences (exteins) to produce a mature host protein. Inteins require the involvement for the splicing of the first residue of the extein that follows the intein (which is Cys, Ser, or Thr). Other extein residues near the(More)