Stephen Anderson

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In selecting a method to produce a recombinant protein, a researcher is faced with a bewildering array of choices as to where to start. To facilitate decision-making, we describe a consensus 'what to try first' strategy based on our collective analysis of the expression and purification of over 10,000 different proteins. This review presents methods that(More)
The strict cofactor specificity of many enzymes can potentially become a liability when these enzymes are to be employed in an artificial metabolic pathway. The preference for NADPH over NADH exhibited by the Corynebacterium 2,5-diketo-D-gluconic acid (2,5-DKG) reductase may not be ideal for use in industrial scale vitamin C biosynthesis. We have previously(More)
We describe the core Protein Production Platform of the Northeast Structural Genomics Consortium (NESG) and outline the strategies used for producing high-quality protein samples. The platform is centered on the cloning, expression and purification of 6X-His-tagged proteins using T7-based Escherichia coli systems. The 6X-His tag allows for similar(More)
The NADPH-dependent 2,5-diketo-D-gluconic acid (2,5-DKG) reductase enzyme is a required component in some novel biosynthetic vitamin C production processes. This enzyme catalyzes the conversion of 2,5-DKG to 2-keto-L-gulonic acid, which is an immediate precursor to L-ascorbic acid. Forty unique site-directed mutations were made at five residues in the(More)
Crystal structures of an Escherichia coli clamp loader have provided insight into the mechanism by which this molecular machine assembles ring-shaped sliding clamps onto DNA. The contributions made to the clamp loading reaction by two subunits, chi and psi, which are not present in the crystal structures, were determined by measuring the activities of three(More)
In this chapter, we concentrate on the production of high-quality protein samples for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) studies. In particular, we provide an in-depth description of recent advances in the production of NMR samples and their synergistic use with recent advancements in NMR hardware. We describe the protein production platform of the Northeast(More)
Corynebacterium 2,5-Diketo-D-gluconic acid reductase (2,5-DKGR) catalyzes the reduction of 2,5-diketo-D-gluconic acid (2,5-DKG) to 2-Keto-L-gulonic acid (2-KLG). 2-KLG is an immediate precursor to L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), and 2,5-DKGR is, therefore, an important enzyme in a novel industrial method for the production of vitamin C. 2,5-DKGR, as with most(More)
Clamp loaders are multisubunit complexes that use the energy derived from ATP binding and hydrolysis to assemble ring-shaped sliding clamps onto DNA. Sliding clamps in turn tether DNA polymerases to the templates being copied to increase the processivity of DNA synthesis. Here, the rate of clamp release during the clamp loading reaction was measured(More)
The standard free energies of association (or equilibrium constants) are predicted for 11 multiple variants of the turkey ovomucoid third domain, a member of the Kazal family of protein inhibitors, each interacting with six selected enzymes. The equilibrium constants for 38 of 66 possible interactions are strong enough to measure, and for these, the(More)
Antibodies are key reagents in biology and medicine, but commercial sources are rarely recombinant and thus do not provide a permanent and renewable resource. Here, we describe an industrialized platform to generate antigens and validated recombinant antibodies for 346 transcription factors (TFs) and 211 epigenetic antigens. We describe an optimized(More)