Marcelo J. Berardi

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High-throughput, data-directed computational protocols for <i>Structural Genomics</i> (or <i>Proteomics</i>) are required in order to evaluate the protein products of genes for structure and function at rates comparable to current gene-sequencing technology. This paper presents the JIGSAW algorithm, a novel high-throughput, automated approach to protein(More)
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) has developed a small membrane protein, p7, which remarkably can self-assemble into a large channel complex that selectively conducts cations. We wanted to examine the structural solution that the viroporin adopts in order to achieve selective cation conduction, because p7 has no homology with any of the known prokaryotic or(More)
Mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) is an integral membrane protein in the mitochondrial anion carrier protein family, the members of which facilitate the transport of small molecules across the mitochondrial inner membrane. When the mitochondrial respiratory complex pumps protons from the mitochondrial matrix to the intermembrane space, it builds up(More)
The determination of the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) solution structure of fully reduced human glutaredoxin is described. A total of 1159 useful nuclear Overhauser effect (NOE) upper distance constraints and 187 dihedral angle constraints were obtained as the input for the structure calculations for which the torsion angle dynamics program DYANA has(More)
L1 is a murine multidomain glycoprotein implicated in cell aggregation, fasciculation. neurite outgrowth and synaptogenesis. Laminin, a trimeric polypeptide, is implicated in neuronal survival, growth cone guidance, neurite outgrowth and cell differentiation. Laminin can also interact with the cell adhesion molecule L1. Their expressions were investigated(More)
Neural cell adhesion molecules (NCAMs) can undergo post-translational modifications, such as the addition of polysialic acid chains, thus generating PSA-NCAMs, which are expressed mainly during development. Since polysialylation considerably modifies NCAM adhesivity, expression of NCAMs and PSA-NCAMs has been investigated in the developing hypophysis by(More)
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