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In patients with hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HyperKPP), attacks of muscle weakness or paralysis are triggered by K(+) ingestion or rest after exercise. Force can be restored by muscle work or treatment with β(2)-adrenoceptor agonists. A missense substitution corresponding to a mutation in the skeletal muscle voltage-gated Na(+) channel (Na(v)1.4,(More)
The sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase (SERCA) couples ATP hydrolysis to transport of Ca(2+). This directed energy transfer requires cross-talk between the two Ca(2+) sites and the phosphorylation site over 50 Å distance. We have addressed the mechano-structural basis for this intramolecular signal by analysing the structure and the functional(More)
Membrane proteins are key players in biological systems, mediating signalling events and the specific transport of e.g. ions and metabolites. Consequently, membrane proteins are targeted by a large number of currently approved drugs. Understanding their functions and molecular mechanisms is greatly dependent on structural information, not least on complexes(More)
Crystal structures have shown that the conserved TGES loop of the Ca2+-ATPase is isolated in the Ca2E1 state but becomes inserted in the catalytic site in E2 states. Here, we have examined the kinetics of the partial reaction steps of the transport cycle and the binding of the phosphoryl analogs BeF, AlF, MgF, and vanadate in mutants with alterations to the(More)
K+ plays an important role for the function of the sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum Ca2+ -ATPase (SERCA), but its binding site within the molecule has remained unidentified. We have located the binding site for a K+ ion in the P-domain by means of x-ray crystallography using crystals prepared in the presence of the K+ congener Rb+. Backbone carbonyls from the(More)
Nine single mutations were introduced to amino acid residues Thr441, Glu442, Lys515, Arg560, Cys561, and Leu562 located in the nucleotide-binding domain of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase, and the functional consequences were studied in a direct nucleotide binding assay, as well as by steady-state and transient kinetic measurements of the overall and(More)
ATP-binding residues in the N and P domains of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca-ATPase have been investigated using mutagenesis in combination with a binding assay based on the photolabeling of Lys(492) with [g-(32)P] 2',3'-O-(2,4,6 trinitrophenyl)-8-azido-ATP and competition with nucleotide. In the N domain, mutations to several residues in conserved motifs,(More)
The antimalarial drugs artemisinins have been described as inhibiting Ca(2+)-ATPase activity of PfATP6 (Plasmodium falciparum ATP6) after expression in Xenopus oocytes. Mutation of an amino acid residue in mammalian SERCA1 (Glu(255)) to the equivalent one predicted in PfATP6 (Leu) was reported to induce sensitivity to artemisinin in the oocyte system.(More)
ATP binds to sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase both in a phosphorylating (catalytic) mode and in a nonphosphorylating (modulatory) mode, the latter leading to acceleration of phosphoenzyme turnover (Ca(2)E(1)P --> E(2)P and E(2)P --> E(2) reactions) and Ca(2+) binding (E(2) --> Ca(2)E(1)). In some of the Ca(2+)-ATPase crystal structures, Arg(678) and(More)
The host cell cytoskeleton is known to play a vital role in the life cycles of several pathogenic intracellular microorganisms by providing the basis for a successful invasion and by promoting movement of the pathogen once inside the host cell cytoplasm. McCoy cells infected with Chlamydia trachomatis serovars E or L2 revealed, by indirect(More)