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Antivirulence agents inhibit the production of disease-causing virulence factors but are neither bacteriostatic nor bactericidal. Antivirulence agents against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain USA300, the most widespread community-associated MRSA strain in the United States, were discovered by virtual screening against the response(More)
Echoviruses are enteroviruses that belong to Picornaviridae. Many echoviruses use decay-accelerating factor (DAF) as their cellular receptor. DAF is a glycosylphosphatidyl inositol-anchored complement regulatory protein found on most cell surfaces. It functions to protect cells from complement attack. The cryo-electron microscopy reconstructions of(More)
AVP receptors represent a logical target for drug development. As a new class of therapeutic agents, orally active AVP analogs could be used to treat several human pathophysiological conditions including neurogenic diabetes insipidus, the syndrome of inappropriate secretion of AVP (SIADH), congestive heart failure, arterial hypertension, liver cirrhosis,(More)
Arrestins serve as multi-functional regulators of G-protein coupled receptors, interacting with hundreds of different receptor subtypes and a variety of other signaling proteins. Here we identify calmodulin as a novel arrestin interaction partner using three independent methods in vitro and in cells. Arrestin preferentially binds calcium-loaded calmodulin(More)
Malate dehydrogenase from the extreme halophile Halobacterium marismortui crystallizes in highly concentrated phosphate solution in space group 12 with cell dimensions a = 113.8 A, b = 122.8 A, c = 126.7 A, beta = 98.1 degrees. The halophilic enzyme was found to be unstable at lower concentrations of phosphate. It associates with unusually large amounts of(More)
Signal transduction by G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) is mediated by interactions between intracellular proteins and exposed motifs on the cytoplasmic face of these receptors. Arrestins bind to GPCRs and modulate receptor function either by interfering with heterotrimeric G protein signaling or by serving as signaling adaptors themselves. Calmodulin(More)
(Received 26 June 1.978, and in revised form. 9 February 19E?j \Ve llave determined the crystal structure of demetallized concanavalin A, at a resolution of 3.2 8, by rnolecnlar replacement using the knowd structure of native concanavalin A. Refinement of the initial model using a, constraint-restraint reciprocal space least-squares procedure caused the(More)
AF1q is an MLL fusion partner that was identified from acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients with t (1; 11) (q21; q23) chromosomal abnormality. The function of AF1q is not yet fully known, however, elevated AF1q expression is associated with poor clinical outcomes in various malignancies. Here, we show that AF1q specifically binds to T-cell-factor-7 (TCF7)(More)
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