John H. Bushweller

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Familial platelet disorder with predisposition to acute myelogenous leukaemia (FPD/AML, MIM 601399) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by qualitative and quantitative platelet defects, and propensity to develop acute myelogenous leukaemia (AML). Informative recombination events in 6 FPD/AML pedigrees with evidence of linkage to markers on(More)
We have determined the three-dimensional fold of the 19 kDa (177 residues) transmembrane domain of the outer membrane protein A of Escherichia coli in dodecylphosphocholine (DPC) micelles in solution using heteronuclear NMR. The structure consists of an eight-stranded β-barrel connected by tight turns on the periplasmic side and larger mobile loops on the(More)
The CBFbeta subunit is the non-DNA-binding subunit of the heterodimeric core-binding factor (CBF). CBFbeta associates with DNA-binding CBFalpha subunits and increases their affinity for DNA. Genes encoding the CBFbeta subunit (CBFB) and one of the CBFalpha subunits (CBFA2, otherwise known as AML1) are the most frequent targets of chromosomal translocations(More)
The N-terminal domain of the influenza hemagglutinin (HA) is the only portion of the molecule that inserts deeply into membranes of infected cells to mediate the viral and the host cell membrane fusion. This domain constitutes an autonomous folding unit in the membrane, causes hemolysis of red blood cells and catalyzes lipid exchange between juxtaposed(More)
We describe the NMR structure of DsbB, a polytopic helical membrane protein. DsbB, a bacterial cytoplasmic membrane protein, plays a key role in disulfide bond formation. It reoxidizes DsbA, the periplasmic protein disulfide oxidant, using the oxidizing power of membrane-embedded quinones. We determined the structure of an interloop disulfide bond form of(More)
AML1/ETO results from the t(8;21) associated with 12%-15% of acute myeloid leukemia. The AML1/ETO MYND domain mediates interactions with the corepressors SMRT and N-CoR and contributes to AML1/ETO's ability to repress proliferation and differentiation of primary bone marrow cells as well as to enhance their self renewal in vitro. We solved the solution(More)
Core binding factors (CBFs) play key roles in several developmental pathways and in human disease. CBFs consist of a DNA binding CBFalpha subunit and a non-DNA binding CBFbeta subunit that increases the affinity of CBFalpha for DNA. We performed sedimentation equilibrium analyses to unequivocally establish the stoichiometry of the CBFalpha:beta:DNA complex.(More)
Mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) fusion proteins cause oncogenic transformation of hematopoietic cells by constitutive recruitment of elongation factors to HOX promoters, resulting in overexpression of target genes. The structural basis of transactivation by MLL fusion partners remains undetermined. We show that the ANC1 homology domain (AHD) of AF9, one of the(More)
AML1/ETO is the chimeric protein resulting from the t(8;21) in acute myeloid leukemia. The Nervy homology 2 (NHR2) domain in ETO mediates oligomerization and AML1/ETO's interactions with ETO, MTGR1, and MTG16, and with the corepressor molecules mSin3A and HDAC1 and HDAC3. We solved the NHR2 domain structure and found it to be an alpha-helical tetramer. We(More)
The Runt domain is the DNA-binding domain defining a small family of transcription factors that are involved in important developmental processes. Developmental pathways controlled by Runt domain proteins include sex determination, neurogenesis, segmentation, and eye development in Drosophila and hematopoiesis in mammals. In addition to binding DNA, the(More)