Martha M Teeter

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The crystal structure of the light-harvesting protein phycocyanin from the cyanobacterium Cyanidium caldarium with novel crystal packing has been solved at 1.65-A resolution. The structure has been refined to an R value of 18.3% with excellent backbone and side-chain stereochemical parameters. In crystals of phycocyanin used in this study, the hexamers are(More)
A homology model of the dopamine D2 receptor was constructed based on the crystal structure of rhodopsin. A putative sodium-binding pocket identified in an earlier model (PDB ) was revised. It is now defined by Asn-419 backbone oxygen at the apex of a pyramid and Asp-80, Ser-121, Asn-419, and Ser-420 at each vertex of the planar base. Asn-423 stabilizes(More)
The highly ordered crystal structure of crambin has been solved at 1.5 Å resolution directly from the diffraction data of a native crystal at a wavelength remote from the sulphur absorption edge. The molecule has three disulphide bridges among its 46 amino acid residues, of which 46% are in helices and 17% are in a β-sheet. Crambin is shown to be an(More)
  • M M Teeter
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 1984
The water structure has been analyzed for a model of the protein crambin refined against 0.945-A x-ray diffraction data. Crystals contain 32% solvent by volume, and 77% of the solvent molecules have been located-i.e., 2 ethanol molecules and 64 water molecules with 10-14 alternate positions. Many water oxygen atoms found form chains between polar groups on(More)
Diverse biochemical and biophysical experiments indicate that all proteins, regardless of size or origin, undergo a dynamic transition near 200 K. The cause of this shift in dynamic behavior, termed a "glass transition," and its relation to protein function are important open questions. One explanation postulated for the transition is solidification of(More)
The three-dimensional structure of alpha(1)-purothionin (alpha(1)-PT), a wheat-germ protein and a basic lytic toxin, was previously solved by molecular-replacement methods using an energy-minimized predicted model and refined to an R-factor of 21.6% [Teeter, Ma, Rao & Whitlow (1990). Proteins Struct. Funct. Genet. 8, 118-1321. Some deficiencies of the model(More)
Model calculations were performed to test the possibility of solving crystal structures of proteins by Patterson search techniques with three-dimensional structures obtained from nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) interproton distance restraints. Structures for crambin obtained from simulated NMR data were used as the test system; the root-mean-square(More)
Refinement of the diffraction data at 2.5-A resolution from orthorhombic crystals of yeast tRNAPhe has proceeded to the point where spermine and magnesium ions can be located in the difference electron density map. Two spermine molecules are found: one is located in the major groove at one end of the anticodon stem; the other is near the variable loop and(More)
Crambin, a hydrophobic plant seed protein, consists of a single chain of 46 amino acids with a calculated molecular weight of 4720. The primary structure was determined by using solid-phase sequencing techniques and was confirmed through X-ray crystallographic analysis of the protein at 1.5-A resolution [Hendrickson, W. A., & Teeter, M. M. (1981) Nature(More)
Crambin, a hydrophobic plant seed protein that exhibits sequence homology to membrane-active plant toxins, was incorporated into phospholipid vesicles. Circular dichroism spectroscopy indicates that its structure in vesicles is nearly identical to its structure in 60% ethanol solution, the solvent from which the protein was crystallized. The secondary(More)