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BACKGROUND The alkaline protease from Pseudomonas aeruginosa (AprA) is a member of the metzincin superfamily of metalloendoproteases. A key feature of these proteases is a conserved methionine-containing 1,4-tight beta turn at the base of the active site zinc binding region. RESULTS To explore the invariant methionine position in this class of protease,(More)
The x-ray crystal structure of the thiostrepton resistance RNA methyltransferase (Tsr).S-adenosyl-L-methionine (AdoMet) complex was determined at 2.45-A resolution. Tsr is definitively confirmed as a Class IV methyltransferase of the SpoU family with an N-terminal "L30-like" putative target recognition domain. The structure and our in vitro analysis of the(More)
Intracellular thiols are essential biomolecules, which play several critical roles in living organisms including controlling intracellular redox potential and acting as cofactors for several vital detoxification enzymes including S-transferases and formaldehyde dehydrogenases. The tripeptide gamma-L-glutamyl-L-cysteinylglycine, more commonly known as(More)
The syntheses of several novel N-(hydroxydioxocyclobutenyl)-containing analogues of gamma-amino-butyric acid and L-glutamate were undertaken to test the hypothesis that derivatives of 3,4-dihydroxy-3-cyclobutene-1,2-dione (squaric acid), such as 3-amino-4-hydroxy-3-cyclobutene-1,2-dione, could serve as a replacement for the carboxylate moiety in(More)
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