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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)
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 genome of Populus trichocarpa contains five methionine sulfoxide reductase A genes. Here, both cytosolic (cMsrA) and plastidial (pMsrA) poplar MsrAs were analyzed. The two recombinant enzymes are active in the reduction of methionine sulfoxide with either dithiothreitol or poplar thioredoxin as a reductant. In both enzymes, five cysteines, at positions(More)
A strategy for the introduction of ((1)H,(13)C-methyl)-alanine into perdeuterated proteins is described. Specific protonation of alanine methyl groups to a level of 95% can be achieved by overexpressing proteins in M9/D(2)O based bacterial growth medium supplemented with 800 mg/l of 2-[(2)H], 3-[(13)C] L: -alanine. However, though simple, this approach(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)
Upon binding to its bacterial host receptor, the tail tip of phage T5 perforates, by an unknown mechanism, the heavily armoured cell wall of the host. This allows the injection of phage DNA into the cytoplasm to hijack the cell machinery and enable the production of new virions. In the perspective of a structural study of the phage tail, we have(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 existence of natural peroxiredoxin-glutaredoxin hybrid enzymes in several bacteria is in line with previous findings indicating that poplar peroxiredoxin II can use glutaredoxin as an electron donor. This peroxiredoxin remains however unique since it also uses thioredoxin with a quite good efficiency. Based on the existing fusions, we have created(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)