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CP12 is an 8.5-kDa nuclear-encoded chloroplast protein, isolated from higher plants. It forms part of a core complex of two dimers of phosphoribulokinase (PRK), two tetramers of glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH), and CP12. The role of CP12 in this complex assembly has not been determined. To address this question, we cloned a cDNA encoding(More)
Heparan sulfate (HS), a polysaccharide of the glycosaminoglycan family characterized by a unique level of complexity, has emerged as a key regulator of many fundamental biological processes. Although it has become clear that this class of molecules exert their functions by interacting with proteins, the exact modes of interaction still remain largely(More)
A synthetic peptide MQVTMKSSAVSGQRVGGARVATRSVRRAQLQV corresponding to the 32 amino acid chloroplast transit sequence of the ribulose bisphosphatase carboxylase/oxygenase activase preprotein from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, required for translocation through the envelope of the chloroplast, has been characterized structurally using CD and NMR under the same(More)
Two-dimensional proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy has been used to determine the three-dimensional structure of the 62 amino acid C-terminal cellulose-binding domain (CBD) of the endoglucanase Z (CBDEGZ), secreted by Erwinia chrysanthemi. An experimental data set comprising 958 interproton nOe-derived restraints was used to calculate 23(More)
The microtubule-dependent kinesin-like protein Eg5 from Homo sapiens is involved in the assembly of the mitotic spindle. It shows a three-domain structure with an N-terminal motor domain, a central coiled coil, and a C-terminal tail domain. In vivo HsEg5 is reversibly inhibited by monastrol, a small cell-permeable molecule that causes cells to be arrested(More)
BACKGROUND CXCL12alpha, a chemokine that importantly promotes the oriented cell migration and tissue homing of many cell types, regulates key homeostatic functions and pathological processes through interactions with its cognate receptor (CXCR4) and heparan sulfate (HS). The alternative splicing of the cxcl12 gene generates a recently identified isoform,(More)
The lipoate-dependent H protein plays a pivotal role in the catalytic cycle of the glycine decarboxylase complex (GDC), undergoing reducing methylamination, methylene transfer, and oxidation. The local structure and backbone dynamics of the methylamine-loaded H (Hmet), oxidized H (Hox), and H apoprotein (Hapo) have been investigated in solution. Filtered(More)
The mitochondrial glycine decarboxylase complex (GDC) consists of four component enzymes (P, H, T, and L proteins) involved in the breakdown of glycine. In order to investigate structural interactions involved in the stabilization of the methylamine-loaded H protein (a transient species in the GDC reaction), we designed several mutants of H apoprotein.(More)