Wanping Xu

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The stability and activity of numerous signaling proteins in both normal and cancer cells depends on the dimeric molecular chaperone heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90). Hsp90's function is coupled to ATP binding and hydrolysis and requires a series of conformational changes that are regulated by cochaperones and numerous posttranslational modifications (PTMs).(More)
We have used NMR spectroscopy to determine the solution structure of a complex between an oligonucleotide derived from stem IIB of the Rev responsive element (RRE-IIB) of HIV-1 mRNA and an in vivo selected, high affinity binding Arg-rich peptide. The peptide binds in a partially alpha-helical conformation into a pocket within the RNA deep groove. Comparison(More)
Heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) is an essential molecular chaperone in eukaryotes that facilitates the conformational maturation and function of a diverse protein clientele, including aberrant and/or over-expressed proteins that are involved in cancer growth and survival. A role for Hsp90 in supporting the protein homeostasis of cancer cells has buoyed(More)
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