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Nucleoside diphosphate kinase reversibly transfers the gamma-phosphate of ATP onto its active site histidine. We have investigated the transition state of histidine phosphorylation with the high-resolution crystal structures of the enzyme from Dictyostelium discoideum with MgADP and either aluminium or beryllium fluoride. The bound aluminium fluoride(More)
The X-ray structure of nucleoside diphosphate kinase (NDP kinase) from the slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum has been determined to 2.2-A resolution and refined to an R-factor of 0.19 with and without bound ADP-Mg2+. The nucleotide binds near His 122, a residue which becomes phosphorylated during the catalytic cycle. The mode of binding is different from(More)
We report the crystal structure of nucleoside diphosphate kinase (NDP kinase) from Dictyostelium discoideum with thymidine diphosphate (dTDP) and Mg2+ bound at the active site. The structure has been refined to an R-factor of 18.3% at 2-A resolution. The base stacks on the aromatic ring of Phe 64 near the protein surface and is wedged between the side(More)
The X-ray structure of the nucleoside diphosphate kinase (NDP kinase) from Dictyostelium discoideum has been refined at 1.8 A resolution from a hexagonal crystal form with a 17 kDa monomer in its asymmetric unit. The atomic model was derived from the previously determined structure of a point mutant of the protein. It contains 150 amino acid residues out of(More)
The BRCT domain (BRCA1 C-terminus), first identified in the breast cancer suppressor protein BRCA1, is an evolutionarily conserved protein-protein interaction region of approximately 95 amino acids found in a large number of proteins involved in DNA repair, recombination and cell cycle control. Here we describe the first three-dimensional structure and fold(More)
Plants accumulate free L-proline (Pro) in response to abiotic stresses (drought and salinity) and presence of bacterial pathogens, including the tumor-inducing bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens. However, the function of Pro accumulation in host-pathogen interaction is still unclear. Here, we demonstrated that Pro antagonizes plant GABA-defense in the A.(More)
The structure of the major human apurinic/ apyrimidinic endonuclease (HAP1) has been solved at 2.2 A resolution. The enzyme consists of two symmetrically related domains of similar topology and has significant structural similarity to both bovine DNase I and its Escherichia coli homologue exonuclease III (EXOIII). A structural comparison of these enzymes(More)
beta-Glucosyltransferase (BGT) is a DNA-modifying enzyme encoded by bacteriophage T4 which catalyses the transfer of glucose (Glc) from uridine diphosphoglucose (UDP-Glc) to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-HMC) in double-stranded DNA. The glucosylation of T4 phage DNA is part of a phage DNA protection system aimed at host nucleases. We previously reported the(More)
The X-ray structure of a point mutant of nucleoside diphosphate kinase (NDP kinase) from Dictyostelium discoideum has been determined to 2.2 A resolution. The enzyme is a hexamer made of identical subunits with a novel mononucleotide binding fold. Each subunit contains an alpha/beta domain with a four stranded, antiparallel beta-sheet. The topology is(More)
Nucleoside diphosphate kinase (NDP kinase) has a ping-pong mechanism with a phosphohistidine intermediate. Crystals of the enzymes from Dictyostelium discoideum and from Drosophila melanogaster were treated with phosphoramidate, and their X-ray structures were determined at 2.1 and 2.2 A resolution, respectively. The atomic models, refined to R factors(More)