Stephen Holly

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The 90-kDa heat shock protein (hsp90) is a well conserved, abundant cytosolic protein believed to be a "chaperone" of most steroid receptors. We have recently demonstrated that hsp90 has an ATP-binding site and autophosphorylating activity (Csermely, P., and Kahn, C. R. (1991) J. Biol. Chem. 266, 4943-4950). Circular dichroism analysis of highly purified(More)
Circular dichroism and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopies were used to compare the conformational mobility of 13-mer peptides covering the 317-329 region of the envelope protein hemagglutinin of human influenza A virus subtypes H1, H2 and H3 with that of their truncated deca- and nonapeptide analogs. These peptides were demonstrated to bind to the(More)
The Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) spectra in trifluoroethanol (TFE) of phosphorylated peptides, NF-M17(Ser6P) and NF-M17(Ser11P) representing the C-terminal repeating domain of the midsized neurofilament protein subunit (NF-M) have been measured. In the absence of Ca2+ ions both phosphopeptides adopt predominantly aperiodic conformation with minor(More)
Aluminium has been recognized to be a neurotoxic agent and a risk factor in Alzheimer's disease and other neuronal dysfunctions. CD spectroscopic studies on two synthetic fragments of the human neurofilament protein midsized subunit (NF-M), and their alanine-for-serine-substituted and/or serine-phosphorylated derivatives showed the formation of stable,(More)
Epitopic peptides representing the C-terminal (HA1) region of cleaved hemagglutinin of influenza virus from different serotypes were synthesized. Circular dichroism and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopic data showed that peptides HS2 and HS3 have a predominantly alpha-helical conformation in trifluoroethanol. Recently a component band appearing(More)
Comparative CD and Fourier transform ir (FTIR) spectroscopic data on N-Boc protected linear peptides with or without the (Pro-Gly) beta-turn motif (e.g., Boc-Tyr-Pro-Gly-Phe-Leu-OH and Boc-Tyr-Gly-Pro-Phe-Leu-OH) are reported herein. The CD spectra, reflecting both backbone and aromatic contributions, were not found to be characteristic of the presence of(More)