Kristen L. Mayer

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There are a number of circumstances in which a focus on determination of the backbone structure of a protein, as opposed to a complete all-atom structure, may be appropriate. This is particularly the case for structures determined as a part of a structural genomics initiative in which computational modeling of many sequentially related structures from the(More)
Structural genomics (or proteomics) activities are critically dependent on the availability of high-throughput structure determination methodology. Development of such methodology has been a particular challenge for NMR based structure determination because of the demands for isotopic labeling of proteins and the requirements for very long data acquisition(More)
Eotaxin is a CC chemokine with potent chemoattractant activity towards eosinophils. 15N NMR relaxation data have been used to characterize the backbone dynamics of recombinant human cotaxin. 15N longitudinal (R1) and transverse (R2) auto relaxation rates, heteronuclear ¿1H¿-15N steady-state NOEs, and transverse cross-relaxation rates (eta xy) were obtained(More)
The human CC chemokine eotaxin-2 is a specific agonist for the chemokine receptor CCR3 and may play a role in the recruitment of eosinophils in allergic diseases and parasitic infections. We report the solution structure of eotaxin-2 determined using heteronuclear and triple resonance NMR methods. A family of 20 structures was calculated by hybrid distance(More)
Eotaxin-3 is one of three related chemokines that specifically activate chemokine receptor CCR3. We report the 3D structure and backbone dynamics of eotaxin-3 determined by NMR spectroscopy. Eotaxin-3 is monomeric under the conditions in this study and consists of an unstructured N-terminus before the first two conserved cysteine residues, an irregularly(More)
PsaE is a small basic subunit located on the stromal (cytoplasmic) side of photosystem I. In cyanobacteria, this subunit participates in cyclic electron transport and modulates the interactions of the complex with soluble ferredoxin. The PsaE protein isolated from the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7002 adopts the beta topology of an SH3(More)
The synchronization (correlation) of conformational fluctuations in folded proteins may influence the rates of enzyme catalysis and ligand binding as well as the stabilities of native proteins and their complexes. However, experimental detection of correlated motions remains difficult. Herein, we present an analysis of the covariation of NMR-derived(More)
Targeting of proteins for structure determination in structural genomic programs often includes the use of threading and fold recognition methods to exclude proteins belonging to well-populated fold families, but such methods can still fail to recognize preexisting folds. The authors illustrate here a method in which limited amounts of structural data are(More)
The eotaxin group chemokines (eotaxin, eotaxin-2, and eotaxin-3) share only 35-41% sequence identity but are all agonists for the receptor CCR3. Here we present a detailed comparison between the backbone dynamics of these three chemokines. The dynamics of eotaxin-2 were determined from 15N NMR relaxation data and compared to those obtained previously for(More)
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