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Conformational Selection And Substrate Binding Regulate The Monomer/Dimer Equilibrium Of The C-Terminal Domain Of Escherichia Coli Enzyme I, Vincenzo Venditti, G. Marius Clore Jan 2012

Conformational Selection And Substrate Binding Regulate The Monomer/Dimer Equilibrium Of The C-Terminal Domain Of Escherichia Coli Enzyme I, Vincenzo Venditti, G. Marius Clore

Vincenzo Venditti

The bacterial phosphotransferase system (PTS) is a signal transduction pathway that couples phosphoryl transfer to active sugar transport across the cell membrane. The PTS is initiated by the binding of phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) to the C-terminal domain (EIC) of enzyme I (EI), a highly conserved protein that is common to all sugar branches of the PTS. EIC exists in a dynamic monomer/dimer equilibrium that is modulated by ligand binding and is thought to regulate the overall PTS. Isolation of EIC has proven challenging, and conformational dynamics within the EIC domain during the catalytic cycle are still largely unknown. Here, we ...


Structure And Thermodynamics Of A Conserved U2 Snrna Domain From Yeast And Human, Dipali G. Sashital, Vincenzo Venditti, Courtney G. Angers, Gabriel Cornilescu, Samuel E. Butcher Jan 2007

Structure And Thermodynamics Of A Conserved U2 Snrna Domain From Yeast And Human, Dipali G. Sashital, Vincenzo Venditti, Courtney G. Angers, Gabriel Cornilescu, Samuel E. Butcher

Vincenzo Venditti

The spliceosome is a dynamic ribonucleoprotein complex responsible for the removal of intron sequences from pre-messenger RNA. The highly conserved 5′ end of the U2 small nuclear RNA (snRNA) makes key base-pairing interactions with the intron branch point sequence and U6 snRNA. U2 stem I, a stem–loop located in the 5′ region of U2, has been implicated in spliceosome assembly and may modulate the folding of the U2 and U6 snRNAs in the spliceosome active site. Here we present the NMR structures of U2 stem I from human and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. These sequences represent the two major classes of ...