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Binding epitopes and interaction structure of the neuroprotective protease inhibitor cystatin C with beta-amyloid revealed by proteolytic excision mass spectrometry and molecular docking simulation.
Human cystatin C (HCC) is a protease inhibitor with a propensity to form beta-amyloid (Abeta)-like fibrils and to coassociate with amyloidogenic proteins. Recently, a specific interaction between HCCExpand
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Conformational stability of the full-atom hexameric model of the ClpB chaperone from Escherichia coli.
The Escherichia coli heat shock protein ClpB, a member of the Hsp100 family, plays a crucial role in cellular thermotolerance. In co-operation with the Hsp70 chaperone system, it is able toExpand
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Immunophenotyping and transcriptional profiling of in vitro cultured human adipose tissue derived stem cells
Adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) have become an important research model in regenerative medicine. However, there are controversies regarding the impact of prolonged cell culture on the ASCsExpand
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Checking the conformational stability of cystatin C and its L68Q variant by molecular dynamics studies: why is the L68Q variant amyloidogenic?
Human L68Q cystatin C is one of the known human amyloidogenic proteins. In its native state it is a monomer with alpha/beta structure. Experimental evidence suggests that L68Q variant associates intoExpand
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Synthesis and antimicrobial activity of truncated fragments and analogs of citropin 1.1: The solution structure of the SDS micelle-bound citropin-like peptides.
Citropin 1.1 is a basic, highly hydrophobic, 16-amino acid peptide (GLFDVIKKVASVIGGL-NH(2)), displaying wide-spectrum antimicrobial activities. In this paper we describe the synthesis andExpand
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Structural studies of the C‐terminal 19‐peptide of serum amyloid A and its Pro→Ala variants interacting with human cystatin C
Serum amyloid A (SAA) is a multifunctional acute‐phase protein whose concentration in serum increases markedly following a number of chronic inflammatory and neoplastic diseases. Prolonged high SAAExpand
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NMR and crystallographic structural studies of the extremely stable monomeric variant of human cystatin C with single amino acid substitution
Human cystatin C (hCC), a member of the superfamily of papain‐like cysteine protease inhibitors, is the most widespread cystatin in human body fluids. This small protein, in addition to itsExpand
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Conformational solution studies of neuropeptide γ using CD and NMR spectroscopy
Neuropeptide γ is one of the largest members of the tachykinin family of peptides, exhibiting strong agonistic activity towards the NK‐2 tachykinin receptor. This peptide was synthesized by theExpand
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Governing the monomer-dimer ratio of human cystatin c by single amino acid substitution in the hinge region.
Three dimensional domain swapping is one of the mechanisms involved in formation of insoluble aggregates of some amyloidogenic proteins. It has been proposed that proteins able to swap domains mayExpand
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Design of short peptides to block BTLA/HVEM interactions for promoting anticancer T-cell responses
Antibody based immune-checkpoint blockade therapy is a major breakthrough in oncology, leading to clinical benefit for cancer patients. Among the growing family of inhibitory receptors, the B and TExpand
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