Pin-Chen Chen

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Uridylate kinase (UMPK; EC 2.7.4.22) transfers the γ-phosphate of ATP to UMP, forming UDP. It is allosterically regulated by GTP. Structures of Helicobacter pylori UMPK (HpUMPK) complexed with GTP (HpUMPK-GTP) and with UDP (HpUMPK-UDP) were determined at 1.8 and 2.5 Å resolution, respectively. As expected, HpUMPK-GTP forms a hexamer with six GTP molecules(More)
Hydrothermal vents represent a unique habitat in the marine ecosystem characterized with high water temperature and toxic acidic chemistry. Vents are distributed at depths ranging from a few meters to several thousand meters. The biological communities of shallow-water vents have, however, been insufficiently studied in most biogeographic areas. We(More)
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