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Thc crystal structure of an alpha-chymotrypsin inhibitor (P6(1)22; a = 61.4, c = 210.9 A) isolated from winged bean (Psophocarpus. tetragonolobus) seeds has been determined at 2.95 A resolution by the molecular-replacement method using the 2.6 A coordinates of Erythrina trypsin inhibitor (ETI) as the starting model (57% sequence homology). This protease(More)
It has been hypothesized previously that synergistic effect of both amyloid precursor protein intracellular C-terminal domain (AICD) and Aβ aggregation could contribute to Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis. Structural studies of AICD have found no stable globular fold over a broad range of pH. Present work is based on the premises that a conformational(More)
As a part of studies on the structural characterization of the components of the sporulation phosphorelay in Bacillus subtilis, the crystal structure of the manganese derivative of an intermediate signal transducer, Spo0F, has been elucidated at 2.25 A resolution. The calcium complex and the apo structures have been analyzed previously. In apo Spo0F, the(More)
Change in specificity, caused by the mutations at P1 site, of the serine protease inhibitors of different families is reported in the literature, but Kunitz (STI) family inhibitors are almost unexplored in this regard. In this paper, we present the crystal structure of a P1 variant of winged bean chymotrypsin inhibitor (WCI) belonging to Kunitz (STI)(More)
The APOBEC family members are involved in diverse biological functions. APOBEC3G restricts the replication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus and retroelements by cytidine deamination on single-stranded DNA or by RNA binding. Here we report the high-resolution crystal structure of the carboxy-terminal deaminase domain of APOBEC3G(More)
The crystal structure of a double-headed alpha-chymotrypsin inhibitor, WCI, from winged bean seeds has now been refined at 2.3 A resolution to an R-factor of 18.7% for 9,897 reflections. The crystals belong to the hexagonal space group P6(1)22 with cell parameters a = b = 61.8 A and c = 212.8 A. The final model has a good stereochemistry and a root mean(More)
A cytotoxin (MW 7.2 kDa) from Indian Russell's viper (Daboia russelli russelli) venom possessing antiproliferative activity, cardiotoxicity, neurotoxicity and myotoxicity has been purified, characterized and crystallized. The crystals belong to the tetragonal space group P4(1), with unit-cell parameters a = b = 47.94, c = 50.2 A. Larger crystals, which(More)
Hemoglobin A(2) (alpha(2)delta(2)) is an important hemoglobin variant which is a minor component (2-3%) in the circulating red blood cells, and its elevated concentration in beta-thalassemia is a useful clinical diagnostic. In beta-thalassemia major, where there is beta-chain production failure, HbA(2) acts as the predominant oxygen deliverer. HbA(2) has(More)
Psu is a capsid decoration protein of bacteriophage P4 and acts as an antiterminator of Rho-dependent transcription termination in bacteria. So far, no structures have been reported for the Psu protein or its homologues. Here, we report the first structure of Psu solved by the Hg(2+) single wavelength anomalous dispersion method, which reveals that Psu(More)
Winged bean chymotrypsin inhibitor (WCI) has an intruding residue Asn14 that plays a crucial role in stabilizing the reactive site loop conformation. This residue is found to be conserved in the Kunitz (STI) family of serine protease inhibitors. To understand the contribution of this scaffolding residue on the stability of the reactive site loop, it was(More)