Jurgen Pletinckx

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The X-ray crystal structure of lentil lectin in complex with alpha-D-glucopyranose has been determined by molecular replacement and refined to an R-value of 0.20 at 3.0 A resolution. The glucose interacts with the protein in a manner similar to that found in the mannose complexes of concanavalin A, pea lectin and isolectin I from Lathyrus ochrus. The(More)
The study of intermolecular interactions is a fundamental research subject in biology. Here we report on the development of a quantitative structure-based affinity scoring method for peptide-protein complexes, named PepScope. The method operates on the basis of a highly specific force field function (CHARMM) that is applied to all-atom structural(More)
The interaction between Ac-AMP2, a lectin-like small protein with antimicrobial and antifungal activity isolated from Amaranthus caudatus, and N,N',N"-triacetyl chitotriose was studied using 1H NMR spectroscopy. Changes in chemical shift and line width upon increasing concentration of N,N',N"-triacetyl chitotriose to Ac-AMP2 solutions at pH 6.9 and 2.4 were(More)
Glu58 is known to participate in phosphodiester transesterification catalyzed by the enzyme RNase T1. For Glu58 RNase T1, an altered mechanism has been proposed in which His40 replaces Glu58 as the base catalyst [Steyaert, J., Hallenga, K., Wyns, L., & Stanssens, P. (1990) Biochemistry 29, 9064-9072]. Glu58Ala Rnase T1 has been cocrystallized with guanosine(More)
In this study we constructed two phage libraries displaying non-immunized natural human IgM derived HCDR3 repertoires. One library was structurally constrained by a Gly to Cys substitution at position 104 enabling the formation of a disulfide bridge with the Cys at position 92. Panning of these libraries on an anti-human influenza hemagglutinin (HA)(More)
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