Nina Jajčanin-Jozić

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Dipeptidyl-peptidases III (DPP III) are zinc-dependent enzymes that specifically cleave the first two amino acids from the N terminus of different length peptides. In mammals, DPP III is associated with important physiological functions and is a potential biomarker for certain types of cancer. Here, we present the 1.95-A crystal structure of yeast DPP III(More)
The role of the unique fully conserved tryptophan in metallopeptidase family M49 (dipeptidyl peptidase III family) was investigated by site-directed mutagenesis on human dipeptidyl peptidase III (DPP III) where Trp300 was subjected to two substitutions (W300F and W300L). The mutant enzymes showed thermal stability equal to the wild-type DPP III.(More)
Dipeptidyl peptidases III (DPPs III) form a distinct metallopeptidase family characterized by the unique HEXXGH motif. High susceptibility to inactivation by organomercurials suggests the presence of a reactive cysteine residue(s) in, or close to, their active site. Yeast DPP III contains five Cys, none of which is absolutely conserved within the family. In(More)
Metallopeptidase family M49 is characterized by five conserved sequence regions and the unique motif HEXXGH with two histidines ligands of the active-site zinc ion. The crystal structure of the yeast ortholog represents a prototype for the whole family. To investigate the role of two invariant amino acid residues, a Glu of the zinc-binding motif, and a Tyr,(More)
Human dipeptidyl peptidase III (hDPP III) is a member of the M49 metallopeptidase family, which is involved in intracellular protein catabolism and oxidative stress response. To investigate the structural basis of hDPP III preference for diarginyl arylamide, using site-directed mutagenesis, we altered its S2 subsite to mimic the counterpart in yeast enzyme.(More)
Dipeptidyl peptidase III, a metallopeptidase of the M49 family, was first identified (in the pituitary) by its specific cleavage of diarginyl arylamides, which have been used as preferred assay substrates until now. Here we examined the activity of the yeast and human dipeptidyl peptidase III in parallel. The human enzyme preferred Arg(2)-β-naphthylamide(More)
Yeast dipeptidyl peptidase III (yDPP III) is a member of the metallopeptidase family M49 involved in intracellular protein catabolism. Elucidation of the yDPP III crystal structure has pinpointed the zinc-coordinating residues (two His from H(460)ELLGH(465) motif and the second Glu from E(516)ECRAE(521) motif), and several amino acid residues potentially(More)
Brassica rapa auxin amidohydrolase (BrILL2) participates in the homeostasis of the plant hormones auxins by hydrolyzing the amino acid conjugates of auxins, thereby releasing the free active form of hormones. Herein, the potential role of the two conserved Cys residues of BrILL2 (at sequence positions 139 and 320) has been investigated by using(More)
BACKGROUND 17β-estradiol (E₂) has well-established cardioprotective, antioxidant and neuroprotective role, and exerts a vast range of biological effects in both sexes. Dipeptidyl peptidase III (DPP III) is protease involved as activator in Keap1-Nrf2 signalling pathway, which is important in cellular defense to oxidative and electrophilic stress. It is(More)
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