Poorni R Adikaram

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The ability of the Escherichia coli protein BirA to function as both a metabolic enzyme and a transcription repressor relies on the use of a single surface for two distinct protein:protein interactions. BirA forms a heterodimer with the biotin acceptor protein of acetyl-coenzyme A carboxylase and catalyzes posttranslational biotinylation. Alternatively, it(More)
Protein partner exchange plays a key role in regulating many biological switches. Although widespread, the mechanisms dictating protein partner identity and, therefore, the outcome of a switch have been determined for a limited number of systems. The Escherichia coli protein BirA undergoes a switch between posttranslational biotin attachment and(More)
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