Sabiha Qasim

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An additivity-based sequence to reactivity algorithm for the interaction of members of the Kazal family of protein inhibitors with six selected serine proteinases is described. Ten consensus variable contact positions in the inhibitor were identified, and the 19 possible variants at each of these positions were expressed. The free energies of interaction of(More)
Members of the ATP-binding cassette superfamily couple the energy from ATP hydrolysis to the active transport of substrates across the membrane. The maltose transporter, a well characterized model system, consists of a periplasmic maltose-binding protein (MBP) and a multisubunit membrane transporter, MalFGK(2). On the basis of the structure of the(More)
The standard free energies of association (or equilibrium constants) are predicted for 11 multiple variants of the turkey ovomucoid third domain, a member of the Kazal family of protein inhibitors, each interacting with six selected enzymes. The equilibrium constants for 38 of 66 possible interactions are strong enough to measure, and for these, the(More)
Results of the inhibition of alpha-lytic proteinase by two standard mechanism serine proteinase inhibitors, turkey ovomucoid third domain (OMTKY3) and eglin C, and many of their variants are presented. Despite similarities, including an identical P1 residue (Leu) in their primary contact regions, OMTKY3 and eglin C have vastly different association(More)
We have used UV difference spectroscopy and fluorescence spectroscopy to study the perturbation by beta-cyclodextrin of tyrosyl or tryptophyl residues located at each of the 10 variable consensus contact positions in the third domain of turkey ovomucoid. The goal was to monitor the accessibility of the side chain rings of these residues when located at(More)
We describe here successful designs of strong inhibitors for porcine pancreatic elastase (PPE) and Streptomyces griseus protease B (SGPB). For each enzyme two inhibitor variants were designed. In one, the reactive site residue (position 18) was retained and the best residues were substituted at contact positions 13, 14, and 15. In the other variant the best(More)
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