Roslin J. Adamson

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CLIC proteins function as anion channels when their structures convert from a soluble form to an integral membrane form. While very little is known about the mechanism of the conversion process, channel formation and activity are highly pH-dependent. In this study, the structural properties and conformational stability of CLIC1 were determined as a function(More)
It has been widely demonstrated that G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) can form dimers both in vivo and in vitro, a process that has functional consequences. These receptor-receptor interactions take place within a phospholipid bilayer, yet, generally, little is known of the requirements for specific lipids that mediate the dimerization process. Studying(More)
Single-particle electron cryomicroscopy permits structural characterization of noncrystalline protein samples, but throughput is limited by problems associated with sample preparation and image processing. Three-dimensional density maps are reconstructed from high resolution but noisy images of individual molecules. We show that self-assembled DNA(More)
Membrane proteins are the gatekeepers to the cell and are essential to the function of all cells, controlling the flow of molecules and information across the cell membrane. Much effort has been put into the development of systems for studying membrane proteins in simplified environments that nevertheless mimic their native lipid environment. After(More)
Neurotensin receptor type 1 (NTS1) is a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that affects cellular responses by initiating a cascade of interactions through G proteins. The kinetic details for these interactions are not well-known. Here, NTS1-nanodisc-Gαs and Gαi1 interactions were studied. The binding affinities of Gαi1 and Gαs to NTS1 were directly measured(More)
Cytosolic glutathione transferases (GSTs) are major detoxification enzymes in aerobes. Each subunit has two distinct domains and an active site consisting of a G-site for binding GSH and an H-site for an electrophilic substrate. While the active site is located at the domain interface, the role of the stability of this interface in the catalytic function of(More)
The canonical glutathione transferase (GST) fold found in many monomeric and dimeric proteins consists of two domains that differ in structure and conformational dynamics. However, no evidence exists that the two domains unfold/fold independently at equilibrium, indicating the significance of interdomain interactions in governing cooperativity between(More)
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