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Ankyrin repeat, one of the most important protein motifs, plays a wide variety of roles in protein-protein interactions and in the signal pathways. Via large-scale sequencing, a novel 941-bp gene was isolated from an 18-week old human fetal brain cDNA library. It encodes a putative protein of 158 amino acid residues with four conserved ankyrin repeat(More)
Hormone sensitive lipase (HSL) catalyzes the hydrolysis of triacylglycerols into fatty acids and glycerol, thus playing key roles in energy homeostasis. However, the application of HSL serving as a pharmaceutical target and an industrial biocatalyst is largely hampered due to the lack of high-resolution structural information. Here we report biochemical(More)
The tumor necrosis factor receptors (TNFRs) play essential roles in innate and adaptive immunity. Depending on conditions, TNFR induces multiple cell fates including cell survival, cell apoptosis, and cell programmed necrosis. Here, we review recent progress in structural studies of the TNFR signaling pathway. The structural basis for the high order signal(More)
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