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Ferric uptake regulator protein (Fur) is activated by its cofactor iron to a state that binds to a specific DNA sequence called 'Fur box'. Using mass spectrometry-based methods, we showed that Tyr 55 of Escherichia coli Fur, as well as the two thymines in positions 18 and 19 of the consensus Fur Box, are involved with binding. A conformational model of the(More)
Astacins are secreted and membrane-bound metalloproteases with clear associations to many important pathological and physiological processes. Yet with only a few substrates described their biological roles are enigmatic. Moreover, the lack of knowledge of astacin cleavage site specificities hampers assay and drug development. Using PICS (proteomic(More)
As proteome-wide C-terminal sequence analysis has been largely intractable, we developed a polymer-based enrichment approach to profile protein C-terminal peptides by mass spectrometry and identified hundreds of C-terminal peptides in the Escherichia coli proteome. We isotopically labeled GluC protease-digested and undigested samples and identified GluC(More)
To link cleaved substrates in complex systems with a specific protease, the protease active site specificity is required. Proteomic identification of cleavage sites (PICS) simultaneously determines both the prime- and non-prime-side specificities of individual proteases through identification of hundreds of individual cleavage sequences from biologically(More)
BACKGROUND Type II transmembrane serine proteases (TTSPs) are a family of cell membrane tethered serine proteases with unclear roles as their cleavage site specificities and substrate degradomes have not been fully elucidated. Indeed just 52 cleavage sites are annotated in MEROPS, the database of proteases, their substrates and inhibitors. (More)
Proteome-wide analysis of protein C-termini has long been inaccessible, but is now enabled by a newly developed negative selection strategy we term C-terminomics. In this procedure, amine- and carboxyl groups of full-length proteins are chemically protected. After trypsin digestion, N-terminal and internal tryptic peptides - but not C-terminal peptides -(More)
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