S. K. Gregurick

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The deactivation of the bovine G-protein-coupled receptor, rhodopsin, is a two-step process consisting of the phosphorylation of specific serine and threonine residues in the cytoplasmic tail of rhodopsin by rhodopsin kinase. Subsequent binding of the regulatory protein arrestin follows this phosphorylation. Previous results find that at least three(More)
D evelopment of high-throughput genomic and postgenomic technologies has caused a change in approaches to data handling and processing ( 1). One biological sample might be used to generate many kinds of “big” data in parallel, such as genome sequence (genomics), patterns of gene and protein expression (transcriptomics and proteomics), and metabolite(More)
Small-angle neutron scattering and contrast variation were used to study the solution structure of GroEL and GroEL/GroES chaperonins complexed with a nonnative variant of the polypeptide substrate, subtilisin (PJ9). The subtilisin was 86% deuterated (dPJ9) so that it contrasted sufficiently with the chaperonin, allowing the contrast variation technique to(More)
A program for determining the low resolution shape of biological macromolecules, based on the optimization of a small angle neutron scattering profile to experimental data, is presented. This program, termed LORES, relies on a Monte Carlo optimization procedure and will allow for multiple scattering length densities of complex structures. It is therefore(More)
This report summarizes the proceedings of the one day BioSharing meeting held at the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) 2010 conference in Boston, MA, USA This inaugural BioSharing event was hosted by the Genomic Standards Consortium as part of its M3 & BioSharing special interest group (SIG) workshop. The BioSharing event included invited(More)
High-resolution terahertz absorption spectra (0.06-3 THz) have been obtained at 4.2 K for three crystalline forms of trialanine [H2+-(Ala)3-O-]. The crystal structures differ in their beta-sheet forms (parallel vs antiparallel) and in their water composition (hydrated vs dehydrated antiparallel beta-sheet). The spectra are nearly vibrationally resolved,(More)
Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) measurements were performed on a solution of single-strand DNA, 5'-ATGCTGATGC-3', in sodium phosphate buffer solution at 10 degrees C temperature increments from 25 degrees C to 80 degrees C. Cylindrical, helical, and random coil shape models were fitted to the SANS measurements at each temperature. All the shapes(More)
The interaction between CRP, T127L, S128A, and CRP and RNA polymerase bound to a 104 bp synthetic promoter were determined by ITC at 298 K and ranges from a deltaG(b) degrees = 1.4 +/- 0.8 kJ mol(-)(1) (cAMP-ligated S128A) to 4.5 +/- 0.3 kJ mol(-)(1) (cAMP-ligated double mutant CRP) with endothermicities that range from 4 +/- 3 kJ mol(-)(1) (cAMP-ligated(More)
We studied the low-frequency terahertz spectroscopy of two photoactive protein systems, rhodopsin and bacteriorhodopsin, as a means to characterize collective low-frequency motions in helical transmembrane proteins. From this work, we found that the nature of the vibrational motions activated by terahertz radiation is surprisingly similar between these two(More)
R. B. Gerber,* B. Brauer, S. K. Gregurick and G. M. Chaban Department of Physical Chemistry and Fritz Haber Research Center, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904, Israel Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 20215, USA NASA(More)