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Structural biology of mycobacterial proteins: The Bangalore effort

Vijayan, M (2005) Structural biology of mycobacterial proteins: The Bangalore effort. In: Tuberculosis, 85 (5&6). pp. 357-366.

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Abstract

As part of an international effort and a national programme, structural analysis of mycobacterial proteins involved in recombination and repair, stringent response and protein synthesis has been undertaken, and work on proteins in a couple of metabolic pathways has been initiated. Already X-ray analysed are Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium smegmatis RecA and their nucleotide complexes, and different crystal forms of M. tuberculosis single-stranded DNA binding protein, M. smegmatis DNA binding protein from stationary phase cells and M. tuberculosis ribosome recycling factor. A comparative study involving these structures and those of similar proteins from other sources brings out the special features of the mycobacterial proteins, which are likely to be useful in selective inhibitor design. The structures provide insights into the plasticity of the molecules and its biological implications, and yield valuable information on their assembly and quaternary structure. They also provide leads for further structural investigations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: X-ray structure analysis;Recombination repair;Stringent response;Protein synthesis;Mycobacterial proteins
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:22
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/4788

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