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The crystal structures of the human androgen receptor (hAR) and human progesterone receptor ligand-binding domains in complex with the same ligand metribolone (R1881) have been determined. Both three-dimensional structures show the typical nuclear receptor fold. The change of two residues in the ligand-binding pocket between the human progesterone receptor(More)
PURPOSE Depressive disorders (DD) in adolescence are often misdiagnosed and under-recognised. A major clinical problem regards the high rate of co-morbidity with other disorders, namely substance abuse. The aim of this study was to assess the discriminative power of the Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) to characterise specific social-demographic(More)
The crystal structure of low-potential cytochrome c549, an extrinsic component of the photosystem II (PS II) from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, was obtained directly from single-wavelength 1.21 A resolution diffraction data. This is the first monodomain bis-histidinyl monoheme cytochrome c to be structurally characterized. The extended N-terminal region of(More)
BACKGROUND Haem-containing proteins are directly involved in electron transfer as well as in enzymatic functions. The nine-haem cytochrome c (9Hcc), previously described as having 12 haem groups, was isolated from cells of Desulfovibrio desulfuricans ATCC 27774, grown under both nitrate- and sulphate-respiring conditions. RESULTS Models for the primary(More)
INTRODUCTION Clinical depression is associated with poor compliance in risk reduction recommendations and has been suggested as an independent risk factor for increased postmyocardial infarction morbidity and mortality. AIM To determine the prevalence of depressive symptoms, their main determinants and their influence on clinical evolution in acute(More)
Desulfovibrio gigas is a strict anaerobe that contains a well-characterized metabolic pathway that enables it to survive transient contacts with oxygen. The terminal enzyme in this pathway, rubredoxin:oxygen oxidoreductase (ROO) reduces oxygen to water in a direct and safe way. The 2.5 A resolution crystal structure of ROO shows that each monomer of this(More)
In a community sample of 102 Portuguese white women we evaluated the relationship between osteoporosis and indexes of psychopathology and well-being. Depressive symptoms were assessed by the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), psychopathology by the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-90 Revised (SCL-90-R), and quality of life using the Psychological General Well-Being(More)
BACKGROUND Controversy still exists over the independent role of psychosocial factors in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This study aimed to compare psychometric indices in Portuguese patients surviving a first episode of AMI and a community sample free of AMI. DESIGN A community-based, case-control study. The study sample included 153 male patients(More)
The authors examined the relationship between coping style and perceived quality of life in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Diabetic patients (N=123) and nondiabetic comparison patients (N=124) treated at a Portuguese health center completed the Nottingham Health Profile, a quality-of-life measure. The diabetic patients also completed(More)
The primary and three-dimensional structures of a [NiFe] hydrogenase isolated from D. desulfitricans ATCC 27774 were determined, by nucleotide analysis and single-crystal X-ray crystallography. The three-dimensional structural model was refined to R=0.167 and Rfree=0.223 using data to 1.8 A resolution. Two unique structural features are observed: the(More)