Tomas Gustafsson

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The crystal structures of homodimeric thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) from the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori in complex with NADP(+) have been determined for the oxidized and reduced form of the enzyme at 1.7 and 1.45 A resolution, respectively. The enzyme subunit is built up of FAD- and NAD(P)H-binding domains, each of which contain variants of the(More)
Increasing antibiotic resistance makes the identification of new antibacterial principles an urgent task. The thioredoxin system including thioredoxin reductase (TrxR), thioredoxin (Trx), and NADPH plays critical roles in cellular DNA synthesis and defense against oxidative stress. Notably, TrxR is very different in structure and mechanism in mammals and(More)
Bacillus anthracis is the causative agent of anthrax, which is associated with a high mortality rate. Like several medically important bacteria, B. anthracis lacks glutathione but encodes many genes annotated as thioredoxins, thioredoxin reductases, and glutaredoxin-like proteins. We have cloned, expressed, and characterized three potential thioredoxins,(More)
Thioredoxin (Trx) is a protein disulfide reductase that, together with nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) and thioredoxin reductase (TrxR), controls oxidative stress or redox signaling via thiol redox control. Human cytosolic Trx1 has Cys32 and Cys35 as the active site and three additional cysteine residues (Cys62, Cys69, and Cys73), which(More)
A stereoselective synthesis of the C-glycoside analogue of beta-D-galactosyl-(5R,2S)-hydroxylysine (1) has been achieved starting from tetra-O-benzyl-D-galactopyranosyl lactone. The synthesis involved establishment of three stereogenic centers in an unambiguous manner. A facially selective Grignard reaction followed by a silane reduction was used for the(More)
This paper examines the use of motorized physical sliders with position and force as input and output parameters for tangible human computer interaction. Firstly, we present an analogue platform. It was used to realize two proof-of-concept applications: one for learning system dynamics as part of physics education and the second for interaction with music(More)