Miguel Llinás

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To address data management and data exchange problems in the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) community, the Collaborative Computing Project for the NMR community (CCPN) created a "Data Model" that describes all the different types of information needed in an NMR structural study, from molecular structure and NMR parameters to coordinates. This paper(More)
BAG-family proteins share a conserved protein interaction region, called the 'BAG domain', which binds and regulates Hsp70/Hsc70 molecular chaperones. This family of cochaperones functionally regulates signal transducing proteins and transcription factors important for cell stress responses, apoptosis, proliferation, cell migration and hormone action.(More)
ABACUS [Grishaev et al. (2005) Proteins 61:36-43] is a novel protocol for automated protein structure determination via NMR. ABACUS starts from molecular fragments defined by unassigned J-coupled spin-systems and involves a Monte Carlo stochastic search in assignment space, probabilistic sequence selection, and assembly of fragments into structures that are(More)
Angiogenesis is a complex process that involves endothelial cell proliferation, migration, basement membrane degradation, and neovessel organization. Angiostatin, consisting of four homologous triple-disulfide bridged kringle domains, has previously been shown to exhibit profound inhibition of endothelial cell proliferation in vitro and angiogenesis in(More)
We have used native state exchange to examine the energy landscape of the well-characterized protein T4 lysozyme. Although the protein exhibits two-state behavior by traditional probes, the energy landscape determined here is much more complex. The average stability of the C-terminal subdomain is significantly higher than that for the N-terminus suggesting(More)
The plasminogen kringle 2 (K2HPg) and kringle 3 (K3HPg) modules occur in tandem within the polypeptide segment that affords the heavy chain of plasmin. The K2HPg and K3HPg are unique among the plasminogen kringle domains in that they also are linked to each other via the Cys169-Cys297 (Cys4 of K2HPg to Cys43 of K3HPg, kringle numbering convention) disulfide(More)
Recently we have identified angiostatin, an endogenous angiogenesis inhibitor of 38 kDa which specifically blocks the growth of endothelial cells (O'Reilly, M. S., Holmgren, L., Shing, Y., Chen, C. , Rosenthal, R. A., Moses, M., Lane, W. S., Cao, Y., Sage, E. H., and Folkman, J. (1994) Cell 79, 315-328; Folkman, J. (1995) Nat. Med. 1, 27-31). Angiostatin(More)
Angiostatin is a potent angiogenesis inhibitor which has been identified as an internal fragment of plasminogen that includes its first four kringle modules. We have recently demonstrated that the anti-endothelial cell proliferative activity of angiostatin is also displayed by the first three kringle structures of plasminogen and marginally so by kringle 4(More)
Yihai Cao, Richard W. Ji, Don Davidson, Johann Schaller, Daniel Marti, Sabine Söhndel, Stephen G. McCance, Michael S. O’Reilly, Miguel Llinás, and Judah Folkman From the Departments of Surgery and Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, the Pharmaceutical Products Division, Aging and Degenerative Diseases Research, Abbott(More)
The binding of urokinase to immobilized heparin and dextran sulfate was studied using activity assays of the bound urokinase. The markedly higher binding observed with high M(r) urokinase compared to low M(r) urokinase indicated a role for the amino-terminal fragment (ATF). This was confirmed by the use of inactive truncated urokinase and monoclonal(More)