Yi-chuan Li

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Recent work has uncovered the "GET system," which is responsible for endoplasmic reticulum targeting of tail-anchored proteins. Although structural information and the individual roles of most components of this system have been defined, the interactions and interplay between them remain to be elucidated. Here, we investigated the interactions between Get3(More)
Sodium-hydrogen exchanger as a channel for regulation of intracellular pH might be a crucial modulator of sperm capacitation and motility. Three members of this family have been identified in spermatozoa. A novel protein testis-specific sodium-hydrogen exchanger named mtsNHE was cloned in the present study. The mtsNHE localizing on principle piece of sperm(More)
AIM To explore effects of total glucosides of paeonia (TGP)on the NF-κB/p65 protein expression in paws of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) rats, and the contents of serum TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-10 in RA rats serum. METHODS Type II collagen-induced arthritis model in SD rats was established. The expression of NF-κB/p65 proteins in rat, s paw tissues was detected by(More)
The RstA/RstB system is a bacterial two-component regulatory system consisting of the membrane sensor, RstB and its cognate response regulator (RR) RstA. The RstA of Klebsiella pneumoniae (kpRstA) consists of an N-terminal receiver domain (RD, residues 1-119) and a C-terminal DNA-binding domain (DBD, residues 130-236). Phosphorylation of kpRstA induces(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the effect of Tetramethyl pyrazine (TMP) on the cytokines and inflammatory mediators in the serum and the synovial fluid of collagen-induced arthritis (CIA)rats, and further to investigate its possible mechanisms for treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Type II CIA rat model was established. Rats in the TMP group were(More)
PmrA, an OmpR/PhoB family response regulator, manages genes for antibiotic resistance. Phosphorylation of OmpR/PhoB response regulator induces the formation of a symmetric dimer in the N-terminal receiver domain (REC), promoting two C-terminal DNA-binding domains (DBDs) to recognize promoter DNA to elicit adaptive responses. Recently, determination of the(More)
The insertion of tail-anchored membrane (TA) proteins into the appropriate membrane is a post-translational event that requires stabilization of the transmembrane domain and targeting to the proper destination. Sgt2, a small glutamine-rich tetratricopeptide-repeat protein, is a heat-shock protein cognate (HSC) co-chaperone that preferentially binds(More)
Nearly 5% of membrane proteins are guided to nuclear, endoplasmic reticulum (ER), mitochondrial, Golgi, or peroxisome membranes by their C-terminal transmembrane domain and are classified as tail-anchored (TA) membrane proteins. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the guided entry of TA protein (GET) pathway has been shown to function in the delivery of TA(More)
Uridylate kinase (UMPK; EC 2.7.4.22) transfers the γ-phosphate of ATP to UMP, forming UDP. It is allosterically regulated by GTP. Structures of Helicobacter pylori UMPK (HpUMPK) complexed with GTP (HpUMPK-GTP) and with UDP (HpUMPK-UDP) were determined at 1.8 and 2.5 Å resolution, respectively. As expected, HpUMPK-GTP forms a hexamer with six GTP molecules(More)
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