Zachary Ozer

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Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) is a member of the Src-related Tec family of protein tyrosine kinases. Mutations in the btk gene have been linked to severe developmental blocks in human B-cell ontogeny leading to X-linked agammaglobulinemia. Here, we provide unique biochemical and genetic evidence that BTK is an inhibitor of the Fas/APO-1 death-inducing(More)
STAT5A is a molecular regulator of proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis in lymphohematopoietic cells. Here we show that STAT5A can serve as a functional substrate of Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK). Purified recombinant BTK was capable of directly binding purified recombinant STAT5A with high affinity (K(d) = 44 nm), as determined by surface plasmon(More)
Pokeweed antiviral protein (PAP) is a ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP) which catalytically cleaves a specific adenine base from the highly conserved alpha-sarcin/ricin loop (SRL) of the large ribosomal RNA and thereby inhibits the protein synthesis. The ribosomal protein L3, a highly conserved protein located at the peptidyltransferase center of the(More)
DNA photolyase is a light-dependent DNA repair enzyme. It binds to cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers <PyrPyr> in DNA and upon excitation with a blue light photon splits the cyclobutane ring and restores the pyrimidines to native forms. The enzyme is specific for pyrimidine dimers, and it is not known to catalyze any other reaction either in ground or in excited(More)
Glycerol kinase (GK) catalyzes the Mg-ATP-dependent phosphorylation of glycerol which yields glycerol 3-phosphate. The 2.8 A new crystal structure of GK complexed with an ATP analog revealed an unexpected position of the gamma-phosphoryl group, which was 7.2 A distant from the 3-hydroxyl group of glycerol, 5.5 A away from the 3-phosphate of the product(More)
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