Stanley K. Burt

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We previously developed GoMiner, an application that organizes lists of 'interesting' genes (for example, under-and overexpressed genes from a microarray experiment) for biological interpretation in the context of the Gene Ontology. The original version of GoMiner was oriented toward visualization and interpretation of the results from a single microarray(More)
We have used an 'activated' molecular dynamics approach to simulate flap opening in HIV-1 protease. An initial impulse for flap opening was provided by applying harmonic constraints to non-flap residues. After an initial 'melting' phase, the two beta-hairpin structures that constitute the flaps opened to a 25 A gap within 200 ps of simulation. Analysis of(More)
Two different structures of ligand-free HIV protease have been determined by X-ray crystallography. These structures differ in the position of two 12 residue, beta-hairpin regions (or "flaps") which cap the active site. The movements of the flaps must be involved in the binding of substrates since, in either conformation, the flaps block the binding site.(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Late diagnosis of colorectal carcinoma results in a significant reduction of average survival times. Yet despite screening programs, about 70% of tumors are detected at advanced stages (International Union Against Cancer stages III/IV). We explored whether detection of malignant disease would be possible through identification of(More)
Antiviral therapy for AIDS has focused on the discovery and design of inhibitors for two main enzyme targets of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV)--reverse transcriptase (RT) and protease (PR). Despite several classes of promising new anti-HIV agents, the clinical emergence of drug-resistant variants of HIV has severely limited the long-term(More)
The current pace of the generation of sequence data requires the development of software tools that can rapidly provide full annotation of the data. We have developed a new method for rapid sequence comparison using the exact match algorithm without repeat masking. As a demonstration, we have identified all perfect simple tandem repeats (STR) within the(More)
We present the results of the first theoretical investigation of salen-manganese complexes as synthetic catalytic scavengers of hydrogen peroxide molecules that mimic catalase enzymes. Catalase mimics can be used as therapeutic agents against oxidative stress in treatment of many diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, stroke, heart disease, aging, and(More)
The intrinsic chemical reaction of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) hydrolysis catalyzed by myosin is modeled by using a combined quantum mechanics and molecular mechanics (QM/MM) methodology that achieves a near ab initio representation of the entire model. Starting with coordinates derived from the heavy atoms of the crystal structure (Protein Data Bank ID(More)
We present results of the modeling for the hydrolysis reaction of guanosine triphosphate (GTP) in the RAS-GAP protein complex using essentially ab initio quantum chemistry methods. One of the approaches considers a supermolecular cluster composed of 150 atoms at a consistent quantum level. Another is a hybrid QM/MM method based on the effective fragment(More)
The (salen)Mn(III)-catalyzed epoxidation reaction mechanism has been investigated using density functional theory (DFT). There is considerable interest in and controversy over the mechanism of this reaction. The results of experimental studies have offered some support for three different reaction mechanisms: concerted, stepwise radical, and metallooxetane(More)