Talapady N. Bhat

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UNLABELLED The Thermodynamics of Enzyme-catalyzed Reactions Database (TECRDB) is a comprehensive collection of thermodynamic data on enzyme-catalyzed reactions. The data, which consist of apparent equilibrium constants and calorimetrically determined molar enthalpies of reaction, are the primary experimental results obtained from thermodynamic studies of(More)
The crystal structure of tyrosyl-tRNA synthetase (EC from Bacillus stearothermophilus has been refined to a crystallographic R-factor of 22.6% at 2.3 A resolution using a restrained least-squares procedure. In the final model the root-mean-square deviation from ideality for bond distances is 0.018 A and for angle distances is 0.044 A. Each monomer(More)
We report the three-dimensional structures, at 1.8-A resolution, of the Fv fragment of the anti-hen egg white lysozyme antibody D1.3 in its free and antigen-bound forms. These structures reveal a role for solvent molecules in stabilizing the complex and provide a molecular basis for understanding the thermodynamic forces which drive the association(More)
Plasmodium falciparum is the major causative agent of malaria, a disease of worldwide importance. Resistance to current drugs such as chloroquine and mefloquine is spreading at an alarming rate, and our antimalarial armamentarium is almost depleted. The malarial parasite encodes two homologous aspartic proteases, plasmepsins I and II, which are essential(More)
The three-dimensional crystal structure of the complex between the Fab from the monoclonal anti-lysozyme antibody D1.3 and the antigen, hen egg white lysozyme, has been refined by crystallographic techniques using x-ray intensity data to 2.5-A resolution. The antibody contacts the antigen with residues from all its complementarity determining regions.(More)
The potential use of monoclonal antibodies in immunological, chemical and clinical applications has stimulated the protein engineering and expression of Fv fragments, which are heterodimers consisting of the light and heavy chain variable domains (VL and VH) of antibodies. Although Fv fragments exhibit antigen binding specificity and association constants(More)
Cathepsin D (EC is a lysosomal protease suspected to play important roles in protein catabolism, antigen processing, degenerative diseases, and breast cancer progression. Determination of the crystal structures of cathepsin D and a complex with pepstatin at 2.5 A resolution provides insights into inhibitor binding and lysosomal targeting for this(More)
A major problem in the development of antiviral therapies for AIDS has been the emergence of drug resistance. We report an analysis of the structure of a Val 82 to Ala mutant of HIV-1 proteinase complexed to A-77003, a C2 symmetry-based inhibitor. Modelling studies predicted that the V82A mutation would result in decreased van der Waals' interactions with(More)
To investigate the biochemical properties of the protease encoded by the human endogenous retrovirus, K10 (HERV-K), 213 amino acids of the 3'-end of the HERV-K protease (PR) open reading frame were expressed in Escherichia coli. Autocatalytic cleavage of the expressed polypeptide resulted in an 18.2 kDa protein which was shown to be proteolytically active(More)