Jozef Ševčík

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1. Several intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) play principal role in the neurodegenerative processes of various types. Among them, alpha-synuclein is involved in Parkinson's disease, prion protein in transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, and tau protein in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related tauopathies. Neuronal damage in AD is accompanied by(More)
Ribonucleases Sa, Sa2, and Sa3 are three small, extracellular enzymes produced by different strains of Streptomyces aureofaciens with amino acid sequences that are 50% identical. We have studied the unfolding of these enzymes by heat and urea to determine the conformational stability and its dependence on temperature, pH, NaCl, and the disulfide bond. All(More)
The major constituent of Alzheimer's disease paired helical filaments (PHF) core is intrinsically disordered protein (IDP) tau. In spite of a considerable effort, insoluble character of PHF together with inherent physical properties of IDP tau have precluded so far reconstruction of PHF 3D structure by X-ray crystallography or NMR spectroscopy. Here we(More)
The yeast Saccharomycopsis fibuligera produces a glucoamylase which belongs to sequence family 15 of glycosyl hydrolases. The structure of the non-glycosyl-ated recombinant enzyme has been determined by molecular replacement and refined against 1.7 A resolution synchrotron data to an R factor of 14.6%. This is the first report of the three-dimensional(More)
Ribonuclease (RNase) Sa3 is secreted by the Gram-positive bacterium Streptomyces aureofaciens. The enzyme catalyzes the cleavage of RNA on the 3' side of guanosine residues. Here, x-ray diffraction analysis was used to determine the three-dimensional structure of two distinct crystalline forms of RNase Sa3 to a resolution of 2.0 and 1.7 A. These two(More)
Most glucoamylases (alpha-1,4-D-glucan glucohydrolase, EC 3.2.1.3) have structures consisting of both a catalytic and a starch binding domain. The structure of a glucoamylase from Saccharomycopsis fibuligera HUT 7212 (Glu), determined a few years ago, consists of a single catalytic domain. The structure of this enzyme with the resolution extended to 1.1 A(More)
Crystals of ribonuclease from Streptomyces aureofaciens diffract to atomic resolution at room temperature. Using synchrotron radiation and an imaging-plate scanner, X-ray data have been recorded to 1.20 A resolution from a crystal of native enzyme and to 1.15 A from a crystal of a complex with guanosine-2'-monophosphate. Refinement with anisotropic atomic(More)
The contribution of hydrogen bonding by peptide groups to the conformational stability of globular proteins was studied. One of the conserved residues in the microbial ribonuclease (RNase) family is an asparagine at position 39 in RNase Sa, 44 in RNase T1, and 58 in RNase Ba (barnase). The amide group of this asparagine is buried and forms two similar(More)
The crystal structure of a complex of ribonuclease from Streptomyces aureofaciens (RNase Sa) with guanosine-2'-monophosphate (2'-GMP) has been refined against synchrotron data recorded from a single crystal using radiation from beamline X31 at EMBL, Hamburg, and an imaging plate scanner. The crystals are in space group P2(1)2(1)2(1) with cell dimensions a =(More)
We report the 1.7 A resolution structure of RNase Sa complexed with the polypeptide inhibitor barstar. The crystals are in the hexagonal space group P65 with unit-cell dimensions a = b = 56.9, c = 135.8 A and the asymmetric unit contains one molecule of the complex. RNase Sa is an extracellular microbial ribonuclease produced by Streptomyces aureofaciens.(More)