Judith Maria Habazettl

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Peptidyl prolyl cis-trans isomerases can enzymatically assist protein folding, but these enzymes exclusively target the peptide bond preceding proline residues. Here we report the identification of the Hsp70 chaperone DnaK as the first member of a novel enzyme class of secondary amide peptide bond cis-trans isomerases (APIases). APIases selectively(More)
Cyclic diguanosine monophosphate (c-di-GMP) is a ubiquitous bacterial second messenger that controls the switch from a single-cell lifestyle to surface-attached, multicellular communities called biofilms. PilZ domain proteins are a family of bacterial c-di-GMP receptors, which control various cellular processes. We have solved the solution structure of the(More)
Efficient formation of specific intermolecular interactions is essential for self-assembly of biological structures. The foldon domain is an evolutionarily optimized trimerization module required for assembly of the large, trimeric structural protein fibritin from phage T4. Monomers consisting of the 27 amino acids comprising a single foldon domain subunit(More)
Two functionally redundant enzymes, trigger factor and the hsp70 chaperone DnaK, have been found to assist de novo protein folding in E coli. Trigger factor is a peripheral peptidyl prolyl cis/trans isomerase (PPIase) of the large subunit of the ribosome. In contrast, DnaK displays two catalytic features: the secondary amide peptide bond cis/trans isomerase(More)
The flagellar motor is a sophisticated rotary machine facilitating locomotion and signal transduction. Owing to its important role in bacterial behavior, its assembly and activity are tightly regulated. For example, chemotaxis relies on a sensory pathway coupling chemical information to rotational bias of the motor through phosphorylation of the motor(More)
TipA is a transcriptional regulator found in diverse bacteria. It constitutes a minimal autoregulated multidrug resistance system against numerous thiopeptide antibiotics. Here we report the structures of its drug-binding domain TipAS in complexes with promothiocin A and nosiheptide, and a model of the thiostrepton complex. Drug binding induces a large(More)
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