Saurabh Anand

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We determined the crystal structure of 1TM-alphaVbeta3, which represents the complete unconstrained ectodomain plus short C-terminal transmembrane stretches of the alphaV and beta3 subunits. 1TM-alphaVbeta3 is more compact and less active in solution when compared with DeltaTM-alphaVbeta3, which lacks the short C-terminal stretches. The structure reveals a(More)
The Rockefeller University Press $30.00 J. Cell Biol. Vol. 186 No. 4 589–600 JCB 589 Correspondence to M. Amin Arnaout: Parts of this work were presented at the Gordon Research Conference on Fibronectin, Integrins, and Related Molecules in Ventura, CA on 1 February 2009.(More)
During differential screening of inflorescence-specific cDNA libraries from Oryza sativa indica, an arabinogalactan protein (OSIAGP) cDNA (586 bp) expressing preferentially in the inflorescence has been isolated. It encodes an arabinogalactan protein of 59 amino acids (6.4 kDa) with a transmembrane domain and a secretory domain at the N terminus. The(More)
The function-blocking, non-RGD-containing, and primate-specific mouse monoclonal antibody 17E6 binds the αV subfamily of integrins. 17E6 is currently in phase II clinical trials for treating cancer. To elucidate the structural basis of recognition and the molecular mechanism of inhibition, we crystallized αVβ3 ectodomain in complex with the Fab fragment of(More)
The aspartate in the prototypical integrin-binding motif Arg-Gly-Asp binds the integrin βA domain of the β-subunit through a divalent cation at the metal ion-dependent adhesion site (MIDAS). An auxiliary metal ion at a ligand-associated metal ion-binding site (LIMBS) stabilizes the metal ion at MIDAS. LIMBS contacts distinct residues in the α-subunits of(More)
Comparative genomics-based synteny analysis has proved to be an effective strategy to understand evolution of genomic regions spanning a single gene (micro-unit) to large segments encompassing hundreds of kilobases to megabases. Brassicaceae is in a unique position to contribute to understanding genome and trait evolution through comparative genomics(More)
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