Youbin Tu

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β-1,3-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase-8(β3Gn-T8) catalyzes the transfer of GlcNAc to the non-reducing terminus of the Galβ1-4GlcNAc of tetraantennary N-glycan in vitro. It has been reported to be involved in malignant tumors, but a comprehensive understanding of how the glycolsyltransferase correlates with the invasive potential of human gastric cancer is(More)
Thiamine pyrophosphate (TPP), a biologically active form of thiamine (vitamin B₁), is an essential cofactor in all living systems. Microorganisms either synthesize TPP via de novo biosynthesis pathways or uptake exogenous thiamine from the environment via specific transporters. The oral spirochete Treponema denticola is an important pathogen that is(More)
In the model organism Escherichia coli, the coupling protein CheW, which bridges the chemoreceptors and histidine kinase CheA, is essential for chemotaxis. Unlike the situation in E. coli, Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, has three cheW homologues (cheW(1) , cheW(2) and cheW(3) ). Here, a comprehensive approach is utilized to(More)
  • Youbin Tu
  • 2012
BACKGROUND An increasing number of crystal structures for eukaryotic P450s have been published, which provided the chance to explore more structural features and construct some knowledge-based methods to facilitate modeling. METHODS The crystal structures of 14 cytochrome P450s (CYP450) were selected to extract generic spatial anchors typical for(More)
Thiamine pyrophosphate (TPP), the biologically active form of thiamine (also known as vitamin B1), is an essential cofactor for several important enzymes involved in carbohydrate metabolism, and therefore, it is required for all living organisms. We recently found that a thiamine-binding protein (TDE_0143) is essential for the survival of Treponema(More)
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