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The strategies used by bacterial pathogens to establish and maintain themselves in the host represent one of the fundamental aspects of microbial pathogenesis. Characterization of these strategies and the underlying molecular machinery offers new opportunities both to our understanding of how organisms cause disease in susceptible individuals and to the(More)
Human lysyl oxidase-like 2 (hLOXL2) is highly up-regulated in metastatic breast cancer cells and tissues and induces epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, the first step of metastasis/invasion. hloxl2 encodes four N-terminal scavenger receptor cysteine-rich domains and the highly conserved C-terminal lysyl oxidase (LOX) catalytic domain. Here, we assessed(More)
Copper amine oxidases (CAOs) are a class of enzymes that contain Cu(2+) and a tyrosine-derived quinone cofactor, catalyze the conversion of a primary amine functional group to an aldehyde, and generate hydrogen peroxide and ammonia as byproducts. These enzymes can be classified into two non-homologous families: 2,4,5-trihydroxyphenylalanine quinone(More)
5,6-Dichloro-7,7,7-trifluoro-4-thia-5-heptenoyl-CoA (DCTFTH-CoA) is an analogue of a class of cytotoxic 4-thiaacyl-CoA thioesters that can undergo a beta-elimination reaction to form highly unstable thiolate fragments, which yield electrophilic thioketene or thionoacyl halide species. Previous work demonstrated that the medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase(More)
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