KV Radha Kishan

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Glycogen branching enzyme (GlgB, EC 2.4.1.18) catalyzes the third step of glycogen biosynthesis by the cleavage of an alpha-(1,4)-glucosidic linkage and subsequent transfer of cleaved oligosaccharide to form a new alpha-(1,6)-branch. A single glgB gene Rv1326c is present in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The predicted amino acid sequence of GlgB of M.(More)
SH3 domains are structurally well-characterized as monomeric modular units of protein structure that mediate protein-protein recognition in numerous signal transduction proteins. The X-ray crystallographic structure of the Eps8 SH3 domain reveals a novel variation of the canonical SH3 fold: the SH3 domain from Eps8 is a dimer formed by strand interchange.(More)
The SH3 domain of Eps8 was previously found to form an intertwined, domain-swapped dimer. We report here a monomeric structure of the EPS8 SH3 domain obtained from crystals grown at low pH, as well as an improved domain-swapped dimer structure at 1.8 A resolution. In the domain-swapped dimer the asymmetric unit contains two "hybrid-monomers." In the low pH(More)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an intracellular pathogen encounters redox stress throughout its life inside the host. In order to protect itself from the redox onslaughts of host immune system, M. tuberculosis appears to have developed accessory thioredoxin-like proteins which are represented by ORFs encoding WhiB-like proteins. We have earlier reported that(More)
Triosephosphate isomerase (TIM) is a dimeric enzyme consisting of 2 identical subunits. Trypanosomal TIM can be crystallized in 4 different spacegroups: P2(1)2(1)2(1), C2(big cell), C2(small cell), and P1. The P1 crystal form only grows in the presence of 1.4 M DMSO; there are 2 DMSO binding sites per subunit. The structures have been refined at a(More)
It was predicted that the folding space for various protein sequences is restricted and a maximum of 1000 protein folds could be expected. Although, there were about 648 folds identified, general functional features of individual folds is not thoroughly studied. We selected OB-fold, which is supposed to be an oligonucleotide and oligosaccharide binding fold(More)
Nucleoside diphosphate kinase (NdK) is a ubiquitous enzyme in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes and is primarily involved in the maintenance of cellular nucleotide pools. We have cloned ndk from Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain H37Ra and expressed it in Escherichia coli as a fusion protein with glutathione S-transferase. The purified protein, following(More)
SH3 domains are small but important domains in cell-signaling and function through protein-protein interactions. Their promiscuous nature in binding to polyproline peptides makes them much more important because many SH3 domains from different proteins bind to different proteins having polyproline template on their surface. Very subtle changes in the(More)
BACKGROUND Wild-type triosephosphate isomerase (TIM) is a very stable dimeric enzyme. This dimer can be converted into a stable monomeric protein (monoTIM) by replacing the 15-residue interface loop (loop-3) by a shorter, 8-residue, loop. The crystal structure of monoTIM shows that two active-site loops (loop-1 and loop-4), which are at the dimer interface(More)
BACKGROUND The triosephosphate isomerase (TIM) fold is found in several different classes of enzymes, most of which are oligomers; TIM itself always functions as a very tight dimer. It has recently been shown that a monomeric form of TIM ('monoTIM') can be constructed by replacing a 15-residue interface loop, loop-3, with an eight-residue fragment;(More)