Sang Youn Park

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RNA editing can increase RNA sequence variation without altering the DNA sequence. By comparing whole-genome and transcriptome sequence data of a rectal cancer, we found novel tumor-associated increase of RNA editing in ras homologue family member Q (RHOQ) transcripts. The adenosine-to-inosine (A-to-I) editing results in substitution of asparagine with(More)
In Escherichia coli, three cysteine desulfurases (IscS, SufS, and CsdA) initiate the delivery of sulfur for various biological processes such as the biogenesis of Fe-S clusters. The sulfur generated as persulfide on a cysteine residue of cysteine desulfurases is further transferred to Fe-S scaffolds (e.g. IscU) or to intermediate cysteine-containing sulfur(More)
Aire induces ectopic expression of peripheral tissue antigens (PTAs) in thymic medullary epithelial cells, which promotes immunological tolerance. Beginning with a broad screen of histone peptides, we demonstrate that the mechanism by which this single factor controls the transcription of thousands of genes involves recognition of the amino-terminal tail of(More)
Most widely used secondary structure assignment methods such as DSSP identify structural elements based on N-H and C=O hydrogen bonding patterns from X-ray or NMR-determined coordinates. Secondary structure assignment algorithms using limited Cα information have been under development as well, but their accuracy is only ~80% compared to DSSP. We have hereby(More)
In bacterial chemotaxis, the levels of phosphorylated CheY in association with FliM determine the sense of the flagella rotation, which in turn controls the bacterial swimming behavior. We report the 1.7Å resolution crystallographic structure of the Thermotoga maritima BeF(3)(-)-activated CheY in complex with the CheY-binding N-terminal region of FliM.(More)
Escherichia coli TcdA (also known as CsdL) was previously shown to catalyze the ATP-dependent dehydration/cyclization of hypermodified tRNA N(6)-threonylcarbamoyladenosine into further cyclic N(6)-threonylcarbamoyladenosine. In this study, we report the X-ray crystal structures of E. coli TcdA with either AMP or ATP bound. The AMP/ATP-bound N-terminal(More)
Uptake of circulating glucose into the cells happens via the insulin- mediated signalling pathway, which translocates the glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) vesicles from the intracellular compartment to the plasma membrane. RabㆍGTPases are involved in this vesicle trafficking, where RabㆍGTPase-activating proteins (RabGAP) enhance the GTP to GDP hydrolysis.(More)
Escherichia coli tRNA N6-threonylcarbamoyladenosine dehydratase (TcdA), previously called CsdL or YgdL, was overproduced and purified from E. coli and crystallized using polyethylene glycol 3350 as a crystallizing agent. X-ray diffraction data were collected to 2.70 Å resolution under cryoconditions using synchrotron X-rays. The crystals belonged to space(More)
Functional versatility and elevated expression in cancers have endowed p21-activated kinase 4 (PAK4) as one of the first-in-class anti-cancer drug target. In this study, a novel PAK4 inhibitor, KY-04031 (N(2)-(2-(1H-indol-3-yl)ethyl)-N(4)-(1H-indazol-5-yl)-6-methoxy-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine), was discovered using a high-throughput screening. Analysis of(More)