Maureen Dwyer

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DNA gyrase is a bacterial type II topoisomerase which couples the free energy of ATP hydrolysis to the introduction of negative supercoils into DNA. Amino acids in proximity to bound nonhydrolyzable ATP analog (AMP. PNP) or novobiocin in the gyrase B (GyrB) subunit crystal structures were examined for their roles in enzyme function and novobiocin resistance(More)
We have purified a minor extracellular serine protease from a strain of Bacillus subtilis bearing null mutations in five extracellular protease genes: apr, npr, epr, bpr, and mpr (A. Sloma, C. Rudolph, G. Rufo, Jr., B. Sullivan, K. Theriault, D. Ally, and J. Pero, J. Bacteriol. 172:1024-1029, 1990). During purification, this novel protease (Vpr) was found(More)
It is known that peptide mimics containing trans-substituted cyclopropanes stabilize extended conformations of oligopeptides, and molecular modeling studies now suggest that the corresponding cis-cyclopropane dipeptide isosteres could stabilize a reverse turn. To begin to assess this possibility, a series of cis-substituted cyclopropanes were incorporated(More)
The use of substituted cyclopropanes as conformationally constrained peptidomimetics has received considerable attention recently (1-6). The efforts from our laboratory in this area have focused on the use 1,2,3-trisubstituted cyclopropanes as novel isosteric replacements in several biological systems (7-10). A common theme of this program has been the use(More)
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