Simon J Baturin

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Understanding membrane protein folding and stability is required for a molecular explanation of function and for the development of interventions in membrane protein folding diseases. Stable aqueous detergent solutions of the Escherichia coli glycerol facilitator in its native oligomeric state have been difficult to prepare as the protein readily unfolds(More)
The 20 kDa Bacillus circulans Bcx is a well-studied endoxylanase with a beta-jellyroll fold that places its N- and C-termini in salt bridge contact. Initial experiments verified that Bcx could be circularly permuted by PCR methods to introduce new termini in loop regions while linking its native termini directly or via one or two glycines. Subsequently, a(More)
We have developed NMR spectroscopic methods to investigate the tyrosines within Bacillus circulans xylanase (BcX). Four slowly exchanging buried tyrosine hydroxyl protons with chemical shifts between 7.5 and 12.5 ppm were found using a long-range (13)C-HSQC experiment that exploits the (3)J(CH) coupling between the ring (1)H(η) and (13)C(ε) nuclei. The NMR(More)
NMR-monitored pH titration curves of proteins provide a rich source of structural and electrostatic information. Although relatively straightforward to measure, interpreting pH-dependent chemical shift changes to obtain site-specific acid dissociation constants (pK (A) values) is challenging. In order to analyze the biphasic(More)
Osmolytes are naturally occurring molecules used by a wide variety of organisms to stabilize proteins under extreme conditions of temperature, salinity, hydrostatic pressure, denaturant concentration, and desiccation. The effects of the osmolyte trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) as well as the influence of detergent head group and acyl chain length on the(More)
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