Michael R. Gryk

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In addition to large domains, many short motifs mediate functional post-translational modification of proteins as well as protein-protein interactions and protein trafficking functions. We have constructed a motif database comprising 312 unique motifs and a web-based tool for identifying motifs in proteins. Functional motifs predicted by MnM can be ranked(More)
Objective. The human genome project has resulted in the generation of voluminous biological data. Novel computational techniques are called for to extract useful information from this data. One such technique is that of finding patterns that are repeated over many sequences (and possibly over many species). In this paper we study the problem of identifying(More)
XRCC1 functions in the repair of single-strand DNA breaks in mammalian cells and forms a repair complex with beta-Pol, ligase III and PARP. Here we describe the NMR solution structure of the XRCC1 N-terminal domain (XRCC1 NTD). The structural core is a beta-sandwich with beta-strands connected by loops, three helices and two short two-stranded beta-sheets(More)
Minimotif Miner (MnM available at http://minimotifminer.org or http://mnm.engr.uconn.edu) is an online database for identifying new minimotifs in protein queries. Minimotifs are short contiguous peptide sequences that have a known function in at least one protein. Here we report the third release of the MnM database which has now grown 60-fold to(More)
NMR spectroscopists are hindered by the lack of standardization for spectral data among the file formats for various NMR data processing tools. This lack of standardization is cumbersome as researchers must perform their own file conversion in order to switch between processing tools and also restricts the combination of tools employed if no conversion(More)
Minimotifs are short contiguous segments of proteins that have a known biological function. The hundreds of thousands of minimotifs discovered thus far are an important part of the theoretical understanding of the specificity of protein-protein interactions, posttranslational modifications, and signal transduction that occur in cells. However, a(More)
Minimotif Miner (MnM) consists of a minimotif database and a web-based application that enables prediction of motif-based functions in user-supplied protein queries. We have revised MnM by expanding the database more than 10-fold to approximately 5000 motifs and standardized the motif function definitions. The web-application user interface has been(More)
DNA polymerase beta (beta-pol) plays a central role in repair of damaged DNA bases by base excision repair (BER) pathways. A predominant phenotype of beta-pol null mouse fibroblasts is hypersensitivity to the DNA-methylating agent methyl methanesulfonate. Residues in the 8-kDa domain of beta-pol that seem to interact with a known natural product beta-pol(More)
In this paper we study the problem of identifying meaningful patterns (i.e., motifs) from biological data. The general version of this problem is NP-hard. Numerous algorithms have been proposed in the literature to solve this problem. Many of these algorithms fall under the category of approximation algorithms. We concentrate on exact algorithms in this(More)
Residues of DNA polymerase beta (beta-Pol) that interact with the DNA repair protein XRCC1 have been determined by NMR chemical shift mapping (CSM) and mutagenesis. 15N/(13)C/(2)H/(1)H,(13)C-methyl(Leu,Ile,Val)-labeled beta-Pol palm-thumb domain was used for assignments of the 1H, 15N, and 13C resonances used for CSM of the palm-thumb on forming the 40 kDa(More)