Pierre Nioche

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The oxylipin pathway generates not only prostaglandin-like jasmonates but also green leaf volatiles (GLVs), which confer characteristic aromas to fruits and vegetables. Although allene oxide synthase (AOS) and hydroperoxide lyase are atypical cytochrome P450 family members involved in the synthesis of jasmonates and GLVs, respectively, it is unknown how(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) is extremely toxic to Clostridium botulinum, but its molecular targets are unknown. Here, we identify a heme protein sensor (SONO) that displays femtomolar affinity for NO. The crystal structure of the SONO heme domain reveals a previously undescribed fold and a strategically placed tyrosine residue that modulates heme-nitrosyl(More)
Genome sequencing has recently shown the presence of genes coding for NO-synthase (NOS)-like proteins in bacteria. The roles of these proteins remain unclear. The interactions of a series of l-arginine (l-arg) analogs and iron ligands with two recombinant NOS-like proteins from Staphylococcus aureus (saNOS) and Bacillus anthracis (baNOS) have been studied(More)
Some Gram-positive bacterial pathogens harbor a gene that encodes a protein (HNS, Heme domain of NO Synthase-like proteins) with striking sequence identity to the oxygenase domain of mammalian NO synthases (NOS). However, they lack the N-terminal and the Zn-cysteine motif participating to the stability of an active dimer in the mammalian isoforms. The(More)
Soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) is the mammalian endogenous nitric oxide (NO) receptor that synthesizes cGMP upon NO activation. In synergy with the artificial allosteric effector BAY 41-2272 (a lead compound for drug design in cardiovascular treatment), sGC can also be activated by carbon monoxide (CO), but the structural basis for this synergistic effect(More)
P351 Ligand discrimination in the heme-based sensor protein DevS from Mycobacterium tuberculosis: role of a distal tyrosine residue Erik T. Yukl, Alexandra Ioanoviciu, Michiko M. Nakano, Paul R. Ortiz de Montellano, Pierre Moënne-Loccoz Department of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems, OGI School of Science and Engineering, Oregon Health and Science(More)
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