The gain and loss of functional transcription factor binding sites has been proposed as a major source of evolutionary change in cis-regulatory DNA and gene expression. We have developed an evolutionary model to study binding-site turnover that uses multiple sequence alignments to assess the evolutionary constraint on individual binding sites, and to map gain and loss events along a phylogenetic tree. We apply this model to study the evolutionary dynamics of binding sites of the Drosophila melanogaster transcription factor Zeste, using genome-wide in vivo (ChIP-chip) binding data to identify functional Zeste binding sites, and the genome sequences of D. melanogaster, D. simulans, D. erecta, and D. yakuba to study their evolution. We estimate that more than 5% of functional Zeste binding sites in D. melanogaster were gained along the D. melanogaster lineage or lost along one of the other lineages. We find that Zeste-bound regions have a reduced rate of binding-site loss and an increased rate of binding
TY - GEN. T1 - Identification of over-represented combinations of transcription factor binding sites in sets of co-expressed genes. AU - Huang, Shao-Shan. AU - Fulton, Debra L.. AU - Arenillas, David J.. AU - Perco, Paul. AU - Ho Sui, Shannan J.. AU - Mortimer, James R.. AU - Wasserman, Wyeth W.. PY - 2006/12/1. Y1 - 2006/12/1. N2 - Transcription regulation is mediated by combinatorial interactions between diverse trans-acting proteins and arrays of cis-regulatory sequences. Revealing this complex interplay between transcription factors and binding sites remains a fundamental problem for understanding the flow of genetic information. The oPOSSUM analysis system facilitates the interpretation of gene expression data through the analysis of transcription factor binding sites shared by sets of co-expressed genes. The system is based on cross-species sequence comparisons for phylogenetic footprinting and motif models for binding site prediction. We introduce a new set of analysis algorithms for the ...
Reliable identification of targets of bacterial regulators is necessary to understand bacterial gene expression regulation. These targets are commonly predicted by searching for high-scoring binding sites in the upstream genomic regions, which typically leads to a large number of false positives. In contrast to the common approach, here we propose a novel concept, where overrepresentation of the scoring distribution that corresponds to the entire searched region is assessed, as opposed to predicting individual binding sites. We explore two implementations of this concept, based on Kolmogorov-Smirnov (KS) and Anderson-Darling (AD) tests, which both provide straightforward P value estimates for predicted targets. This approach is implemented for pleiotropic bacterial regulators, including σ70 (bacterial housekeeping σ factor) target predictions, which is a classical bioinformatics problem characterized by low specificity. We show that KS based approach is both faster and more accurate, departing from
Systems Biology/Bioinformatics research group, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans Knoell Institute Search and prediction of transcription factor binding sites: challenges and solutions. Prediction of transcription factor binding sites (TFBSs) is an important step in promoter modeling and network inference. However, quality of the predictions is spoiled by numerous false positives, which persist as the main problem for all presently available TFBS search methods. We suggested a novel method (SiTaR), which allows significant reduction the number of false positives. The quality of predictions can be further improved by consideration of TFBS combinations (binding sites of cooperating TFs), which can be accomplished with the tool DistanceScan. In my talk I will give a short overview and comparison of the existing methods for TFBS search.. ...
Introduction: Competitive binding assays can be used to decipher not only the binding kinetics of studied ligands but also the binding site preference. Such assays are an essential step in the characterization of radioligands. However, the currently used competition assays require high concentrations of usually expensive ligands and still provide only binding site preference. By employing the time-resolved competition assay presented in this paper, binding characteristics including binding site preference can be obtained using less ligand. Methods: To demonstrate the appropriateness of the time-resolved competition assay, we developed an assay in which the ligand binding was interrupted with a competitor. Experiments were performed on human carcinoma cell lines expressing epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). The targeting of the receptor was performed with radio-iodinated epidermal growth factor (EGF). The employed competitors involved either natural ligand transforming growth factor alpha ...
In biochemistry, a binding site is a region on a protein or piece of DNA or RNA to which wigands (specific mowecuwes and/or ions) may form a chemicaw bond. An eqwiwibrium exists between unbound wigands and bound wigands.. Saturation is de fraction of totaw binding sites dat are occupied at any given time. When more dan one type of wigand can bind to a binding site, competition ensues.. Binding sites awso exhibit chemicaw specificity, a measure of de types of wigands dat wiww bond, and affinity, which is a measure of de strengf of de chemicaw bond.. Binding sites are often an important component of de functionaw characterization of biomowecuwes. For exampwe, de characterization of de active site of a substrate to an enzyme is essentiaw to modew de reaction mechanism responsibwe for de chemicaw change from substrate to product.. Binding sites on proteins can sometimes recognize oder proteins. When a binding site of one protein identifies wif anoder proteins surface, a non-covawent bond is formed ...
Fu Y, Weng Z. Improvement of TRANSFAC matrices using multiple local alignment of transcription factor binding site sequences. Genome Inform. 2005; 16(1):68-72 ...
Background: We present Delila-genome, a software system for identification, visualization and analysis of protein binding sites in complete genome sequences. Binding sites are predicted by scanning genomic sequences with information theory-based (or user-defined) weight matrices. Matrices are refined by adding experimentally-defined binding sites to published binding sites. Delila-Genome was used to examine the accuracy of individual information contents of binding sites detected with refined matrices as a measure of the strengths of the corresponding protein-nucleic acid interactions. The software can then be used to predict novel sites by rescanning the genome with the refined matrices. Results: Parameters for genome scans are entered using a Java-based GUI interface and backend scripts in Perl. Multi-processor CPU load-sharing minimized the average response time for scans of different chromosomes. Scans of human genome assemblies required 4-6 hours for transcription factor binding sites and 10-19
The size of the second binding site equals the total amount of 125I-apoA-I bound to the cell (100 ng/mg cell protein) minus the amount of protein bound specifically to ABCA1 (3 ng/mg of cell protein). However, from the biotinylation (Figure 2) and apoA-I displacement (Figure 3) experiments, it is apparent that only around 35% of the ABCA1 is present on the surface of the cells. Hence, the actual amount of apoA-I associated with the second binding site on the surface is equal to about 30 ng of apoA-I/mg cell protein [(100 ng · 0.35)−3 ng)]. It follows that the amount of apoA-I associated with the second site is some 10-fold greater than that bound to ABCA1 indicating that the second site is a high capacity binding site (Figure 6), as has been postulated previously.4. Cross-linking of bound apoA-I followed by immunoprecipitation with anti-apoA-I has demonstrated that, apart from ABCA1, apoA-I does not bind to any other cellular protein (Figure 4B). In fact, ≈90% of the bound apoA-I is ...
Transcription factors are DNA-binding proteins that control gene transcription by binding specific short DNA sequences. Experiments that identify transcrip- tion factor binding sites are often laborious and expensive, and the binding sites of many transcription factors remain unknown. We present a computa- tional scheme to predict the binding sites directly from transcription factor se- quence using all-atom molecular simulations. This method is a computational counterpart to recent high-throughput experimental technologies that identify transcription factor binding sites (ChIP-chip and protein-dsDNA binding mi- croarrays). The only requirement of our method is an accurate 3D structural model of a transcription factor DNA complex. We apply free energy calcula- tions by thermodynamic integration to compute the change in binding energy of the complex due to a single base pair mutation. By calculating the binding free energy differences for all possible single mutations, we construct a position ...
To locate the ligand binding site on TLR3, we analyzed ,50 mutations within the TLR3-ECD. Remarkably, only 2 of the 50 residues tested resulted in abrogation of both the activation of TLR3 by pI:pC and the direct binding of pI:pC to purified TLR3-ECD protein. These two residues, H539 and N541, are conserved from zebrafish to humans (Fig. 10, which is published as supporting information on the PNAS web site) and position the ligand binding site on the glycan-free surface of the ECD at LRR20.. Replacing His-539 with an alanine has little effect on TLR3 responsiveness, whereas substitution of a negatively charged carboxyl group for an imidazole ring at this site results in a total loss of function. This finding suggests that a negative charge from a backbone phosphate group on dsRNA occupies a position in close proximity to residue 539 in the ligand-receptor complex. In the WT protein a protonated imidazole ring of His-539 would neutralize the negative charge of the phosphate, but in the H539E ...
The crystal structures of jacalin complexed with Gal alpha-(1,4) Gal and Gal alpha-(1,3) Gal beta-(1,4) Gal have been determined with the primary objective of exploring the effect of linkage on the location of reducing and non-reducing sugars in the extended binding site of the lectin, an issue which has not been studied thoroughly. Contrary to the earlier surmise based on simple steric considerations, the two structures demonstrate that alpha-linked sugars can bind to jacalin with nonreducing sugar at the primary binding site. This is made possible substantially on account of the hitherto underestimated plasticity of a non-polar region of the extended binding site. Modeling studies involving conformational search and energy minimization, along with available crystallographic and thermodynamic data, indicate a strong preference for complexation with Gal beta-(1,3) Gal with the reducing Gal at the primary site, followed by that with Gal alpha-(1,3) Gal, with the reducing or non-reducing Gal ...
Here we report experiments analysing the DNA‐binding activity of endo VII with respect to participating regions of the protein and their mode of interaction. The results show: (i) both ends of the endo VII polypeptide chain are involved in DNA binding; (ii) N‐ and C‐termini from different subunits are in close proximity in the active protein; (iii) one N‐ and one C‐terminus, each originating from a different subunit, form one DNA‐binding site; and (iv) the endo VII dimer has two DNA‐binding sites, either one of which is sufficient for specific binding to cruciform DNA.. It was found recently that the C‐terminus of endo VII is essential for DNA binding, and removal of more than three amino acids from the C‐terminus abolished the binding to cruciform DNA completely (Golz et al., 1997). This was confirmed in this study by using peptides lacking 10 or 37 C‐terminal amino acids which were also completely inactive in DNA binding. Here we describe that the N‐terminus is also ...
The interactions of the lead inhibitors, ASN03779174, Selleckchem MG132 ASN09646888 and ASN04208384, for RTP, SAH and SAM sites of MTase respectively, are shown in Table 3. Novel ligand interactions with active site of MTase are shown in Fig. 3. The dengue virus MTase has two binding sites; RNA binding site and SAM binding site, which can be targeted to find the lead molecules from the known ligands using e-pharmacophore. Glide ligand docking was performed using the known ligands of RTP, SAH and SAM with their respective binding sites of methyltransferase. These protein-ligand. complexes were further used to find the energy based pharmacophore. The pharmacophore features for the three ligands include ADDDN, ADNR and AADDNNR respectively. Three different pharmacophore hypothesis for the above three ligands (RTP, SAH and SAM) were taken to screen the Asinex database to find the novel molecules for the two different binding PF-01367338 mouse sites. Pharmacophore screening resulted in 38 molecules ...
The binding modes of a DNA or RNA binding protein refer to the different possible stable binding conformations between the protein and the nucleic acids. There are two main factors that can produce multiple modes of binding:. 1. Many proteins can contain multiple DNA and RNA binding domains with different sequence-binding preferences. When different combinations of these domains bind to different binding sites, we refer to each DNA or RNA interacting combination as a binding mode of the protein.. 2a. Many proteins can oligomerize into homo- and heterodimers and tetramers - whereby the protein-complex now has more DNA and/or RNA binding domains to bind to larger binding sites. In addition, many of these oligomerizing proteins can also bind as monomers to smaller sites. Often, differently sized protein-complexes have different binding properties and are referred to as having different binding modes. "Latent specificity" is when the binding specificity of a protein changes significantly when bound ...
Locations of anti-AIDS drug binding sites and resistance mutations in the three-dimensional structure of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase. Implications for mechanisms of drug inhibition and resistance.
There are many different groups that are developing software for finding transciption factor binding sites, alongside our own development of the BIFA tool which forms part of the Apples framework. ...
One of the greatest challenges facing modern molecular biology is understanding the complex mechanisms regulating gene expression
We next asked why the mutations we had identified in primary patient T-ALLs were clustered in a defined genomic location. A search for predicted transcription factor binding sites near the MuTE site identified the preferred binding sequences for RUNX1, GATA3, and ETS1, as well as E-box motifs characteristic of binding by TAL1/E-protein heterodimers (fig. S5). The absence of predicted MYB binding sites in the wild-type sequence suggests that the MuTE is critical for MYB binding and supports our hypothesis that MYB binding to its de novo motif is crucial to binding by members of the TAL1 complex at this hotspot. To explore this concept further, we extracted the raw ChIP-seq reads and determined the allelic frequency of mutant to wild-type reads of bound DNA fragments at the mutation site. Note that, in MOLT-3 cells, both MYB and TAL1 bound predominantly to the mutant allele, with 67 of the 68 reads, and 37 of 38 reads, revealing the mutant sequence in the bound DNA. Likewise, in Jurkat cells, 404 ...
The ongoing debate over junk DNA often revolves around data collected by ENCODE and others. The idea that most of our genome is transcribed (pervasive transcription) seems to indicate that genes occupy most of the genome. The opposing view is that most of these transcripts are accidental products of spurious transcription. We see the same opposing views when it comes to transcription factor binding sites. ENCODE and their supporters have mapped millions of binding sites throughout the genome and they believe this represent abundant and exquisite regulation. The opposing view is that most of these binding sites are spurious and non-functional.. The messy view is supported by many studies on the biophysical properties of transcription factor binding. These studies show that any DNA binding protein has a low affinity for random sequence DNA. They will also bind with much higher affinity to sequences that resemble, but do not precisely match, the specific binding site [How RNA Polymerase Binds to ...
The ongoing debate over junk DNA often revolves around data collected by ENCODE and others. The idea that most of our genome is transcribed (pervasive transcription) seems to indicate that genes occupy most of the genome. The opposing view is that most of these transcripts are accidental products of spurious transcription. We see the same opposing views when it comes to transcription factor binding sites. ENCODE and their supporters have mapped millions of binding sites throughout the genome and they believe this represent abundant and exquisite regulation. The opposing view is that most of these binding sites are spurious and non-functional.. The messy view is supported by many studies on the biophysical properties of transcription factor binding. These studies show that any DNA binding protein has a low affinity for random sequence DNA. They will also bind with much higher affinity to sequences that resemble, but do not precisely match, the specific binding site [How RNA Polymerase Binds to ...
The ongoing debate over junk DNA often revolves around data collected by ENCODE and others. The idea that most of our genome is transcribed (pervasive transcription) seems to indicate that genes occupy most of the genome. The opposing view is that most of these transcripts are accidental products of spurious transcription. We see the same opposing views when it comes to transcription factor binding sites. ENCODE and their supporters have mapped millions of binding sites throughout the genome and they believe this represent abundant and exquisite regulation. The opposing view is that most of these binding sites are spurious and non-functional.. The messy view is supported by many studies on the biophysical properties of transcription factor binding. These studies show that any DNA binding protein has a low affinity for random sequence DNA. They will also bind with much higher affinity to sequences that resemble, but do not precisely match, the specific binding site [How RNA Polymerase Binds to ...
The ongoing debate over junk DNA often revolves around data collected by ENCODE and others. The idea that most of our genome is transcribed (pervasive transcription) seems to indicate that genes occupy most of the genome. The opposing view is that most of these transcripts are accidental products of spurious transcription. We see the same opposing views when it comes to transcription factor binding sites. ENCODE and their supporters have mapped millions of binding sites throughout the genome and they believe this represent abundant and exquisite regulation. The opposing view is that most of these binding sites are spurious and non-functional.. The messy view is supported by many studies on the biophysical properties of transcription factor binding. These studies show that any DNA binding protein has a low affinity for random sequence DNA. They will also bind with much higher affinity to sequences that resemble, but do not precisely match, the specific binding site [How RNA Polymerase Binds to ...
Influenza A virus M2 (A/M2) forms a homotetrameric channel in viral membranes that is highly selective for protons. A/M2 has been extensively studied by electrophysiologists, biophysicists, structural biologists and biochemists in order to understand the mechanism and selectivity of proton conductance from the structural basis. Medicinal chemists have also studied A/M2 as therapeutic target for anti-flu drugs. However, research on A/M2 drug binding lead to entirely different binding sites of two very similar anti-flu drugs. In light of the urgency in developing novel antivirals against drug resistant A/M2 mutants, it is imperative to solve this discrepancy in order to guide the next generation of antiviral discovery. This highly contentious debate was settled in favor of pore blocking through collaborate efforts with Dr. Mei Hong in Iowa State University. We showed by solid state NMR that the single high affinity pharmacologically relevant drug binding site locates at the N-terminal lumen with amine
We study a set of transcription factors (TFs) including the hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) involved in regulation of hypoxia response in human cells. We demonstrate that binding sites for a pair of interacting TFs can be found at distances that are dr
DBSI :: DESCRIPTION DBSI (DNA Binding Site Identifier), is a binding site predictor for DNA, and it has also successfully identified binding sites for RNA and heparin. ::DEVELOPER Mitchell Lab :: SCREENSHOTS
Conservation of information between prokaryotic and eukaryotic regulatory proteins and their cognate binding sites on DNA and RNA (operators and response elements) has been observed and is proposed as a basis for site-specific recognition. We present anal
IL-17C is an associate of the IL-17 family of cytokines. to bind to all three recognized binding sites. Moreover NF-κB binding to these sites was inducible by TNFα. Supershift evaluation revealed binding from the NF-κB subunits p50 and p65 to all or any 3 NF-κB binding sites. To look for the contribution of NF-κB in IL-17C appearance we executed luciferase gene reporter tests and demonstrated a 3204-bp promoter fragment of IL-17C filled with three putative NF-κB binding sites was highly turned on by TNFα. Oddly enough mutations from the three NF-κB binding sites uncovered that one particular NF-κB binding site was essential for the TNFα-mediated IL-17C induction because mutation of the specific site totally abolished TNFα-induced KU-60019 IL-17C promoter activation. We conclude which the activation of NF-κB (p65/p50) is essential for the TNFα-induced arousal of IL-17C appearance in individual keratinocytes. (1). It is one of the IL-17 category of cytokines which includes six ...
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The β-galactosidase enzyme from Bacillus circulans ATCC 31382 BgaD is widely used in the food industry to produce prebiotic galactooligosaccharides (GOS). Recently, the crystal structure of a C-terminally truncated version of the enzyme (BgaD-D) has been elucidated. The roles of active site amino acid residues in β-galactosidase enzyme reaction and product specificity have remained unknown. On the ...
A new method for identifying sites of protein-DNA interaction genome-wide, |I cmid=Science Spotlight Article:Abstract|in vivo|/i| reveals binding kinetics. 
This article is of two parts: (a) the development of a protein reduced representation and its implementation in a Web server; and (b) the use of the reduced protein representation in the modeling of the binding site of a given ligand and the screening for the model in other protein 3D structures. Current methods of reduced protein 3D structure representation such as the Cα trace method not only lack essential molecular detail, but also ignore the chemical properties of the component amino acid side chains. This chapter describes a reduced protein 3D structure representation called
It has not eluded note that calcium ion is also a significant parameter; after all, it has been documented for more than half a century [4] that secretion rate is proportional to [Ca]M, where [Ca] is Ca2+ concentration and M is the number of cooperating ions (0 ≤ M ≤ 5), reflecting that multiple Ca2+ ions binding to M-sites are required for fusion acceleration [2]. Such relation, well documented for exocytosis and recently confirmed also for homotypic fusion [25], is not surprising; Ca2+ ions are the key ions required for the finalization of membrane fusion. In the case of Ca2+ ion binding, the first Ca2+ ion has three to five different locations (depending on the ligand protein) where it can bind [2,8-13]. In case M , 1, the reaction is positively cooperative, namely the first Ca2+ ion binding to a site increases the protein-Ca2+ ion complex affinity at other binding sites. This represents a state of higher entropy compared with binding the last Ca2+ ion, which has only one location where ...
ystem, a functional putative binding site was identified by simply measuring luciferase activ http://www.selleckchem.com/products/VX-770.html ity. In LS174T cells, only the upstream binding site responded to miR 145 over e pressed e o genously, and in normal colon cells endogen ously over e pressing miR 145. Specific targeting of the DFF45 putative binding site by miR 145 To test the specificity of miR 145 at the 854 876 site, we co transfected LS174T cells with luc 854 and the miR 145 mimic at various abundances, and found that the inhibition of the luciferase activity by miR 145 was dose dependent. In normal colon cells trans fected with the miR 145 inhibitor, the luciferase activity was increased significantly compared to the inhibitor control at 24 hours and 36 hours. To further demonstrate the importance of the putative binding site, a substitution mutation was gen erated to test its activity.. In the DFF45 854 Mutation vector, seven nucleotides were replaced with ctcgGcct. We cloned the ...
Ralf Eggeling, Teemu Roos, Petri Myllymäki, and Ivo Grosse authored a paper Inferring intra-motif dependencies of DNA binding sites from ChIP-seq data that was accepted for publication in BMC Bioinformatics.. Eggeling recently defended his PhD thesis at the Halle-Wittenberg University in Germany, supervised by Grosse. Ralf then joined HIIT as a postdoctoral researcher.. ...
The main cavities available for ligand binding in FtsZ monomer are the nucleotide-binding cup in the N-terminal domain and the long cleft between N- and C-terminal domains, known as PC190723 binding site (Figure A). The nucleotide binding site in FtsZ is conserved among FtsZs from different organisms (Oliva et al., 2007). Some compounds targeting the nucleotide site have similar chemical structure to the nucleotide, such as the C8-GTP derivatives that selectively inhibit FtsZ but promote tubulin assembly (Lappchen et al., 2008), while others have different chemical structures such as PC170942 (Stokes et al., 2005). In this Thesis, the effects on the functional activity of FtsZ of both types of ligands have been examined. The discovery of the PC190723 binding site in FtsZ is recent(Haydon et al., 2008) andthe crystal structure of FtsZ with bound PC190723 was made available last year (Elsen et al., 2012; Tan et al., 2012 and Matsui et al., 2012). Few compounds that bind to this site have been ...
A Binding Site Plan (BSP) is a division of land for office, commercial or industrial zoned properties or a manufactured home park. A pre-application meeting with staff is required to discuss your proposal before a formal application is submitted. Additionally, lots may be established through a record of survey subsequent to the recording of the initial binding site plan. To find out more information, go to Section 20.60.040 in the Municipal Code. You will need the application listed as Establish Lots w/in a BSP Application to apply ...
of HIV-1 protease is inhibited by Crixivan when the molecule interacts with the specific sites that a Gag protein peptide would normally interact with. The active site contains Asp25, which is involved in peptide cleavage, Thr26, which is involved in stabilizing the active site conformation, and Gly27, which is involved in the binding of a protein in a position that gives Asp25 access to its cleavage site.[3] Arg8 also plays a role in holding a substrate in place in the enzyme active site. When the Crixivan molecule enters the protease active site it imitates the transition state of Gag protein peptides during the cleavage reaction. The virus peptide bonds [-NH-CO-] can be cleaved via aspartic catalysis[1]. Crixivan contains a hydroxyethylene [-CH2-CH(OH)-] site instead that cannot be cleaved by Asp25.[4] The molecule becomes stuck inside the active site because of the hydrogen bonds between Arg8 and Crixivans pyridine ring and the interactions between Gly27 and Crixivans aromatic rings.[5] ...
A list of sequences for which to calculate binding affinities relative to the sequence found in the starting structure. This is a text file specifying the sequences for which we want to calculate relative binding affinities. One sequence should be specified per line. These can either be the full sequence of the complex (RNA and protein), or just the RNA sequence. If the protein sequence is not specified, then no mutations to the protein will be made ...
2QOS: Crystal structure of complement protein C8gamma in complex with a peptide containing the C8gamma binding site on C8alpha: Implications for C8gamma ligand binding.
A Proliferation Inducing Ligand (APRIL) is a TNF ligand that, via its receptors TACI and BCMA, is involved in both B cell physiology as well as in proliferation and survival of malignant B cells. To target APRIL-dependent stimulation of B cell cancers, we recently produced and characterized two monoclonal antagonistic anti-human APRIL antibodies called humanAPRIL.01A (hA.01A) and humanAPRIL.03A (hA.03A). In a first biochemical assay to validate their blocking activity, hA.01A was shown to fully prevent APRIL from binding to its receptors, whereas a substantial difference was detected for hA.03A, which inhibited APRIL binding to BCMA less efficiently than hA.01A. Epitope mapping subsequently revealed that hA.01A and hA.03A bind distinct sites on APRIL, which provided a structural rationale of their different blocking activities. Importantly, this differential inhibition profile can be used to functionally dissect BCMA and TACI-dependent signals and indicated that B cell survival and IgA ...
The long-range electrostatic forces of the targets in round 2 of the Critical Assessment of PRediction of Interactions (CAPRI) experiment were examined and a simple guided docking method, based on these forces, was applied. The method described consists of calculating an initial rigid body trajectory and an optional final, fully flexible refinement stage. Although only limited success was found in predicting the final complexes, some interesting information was discovered. In particular, the long-range forces seem to give some insight into the unusual binding mode of target 4 while raising some questions about target 7, which warrant further investigation.
A drug which attenuates the effect of an agonist. It may be competitive (or surmountable), i.e. it binds reversibly to a region of the receptor in common with an agonist, but occupies the site without activating the effector mechanism. The effects of a c ompetitive antagonist may be overcome by increasing the concentration of agonist, thereby shifting the equilibrium and increasing the proportion of receptors which the agonist occupies. This type of antagonist is discussed further in the next section. Alternatively, antagonists may be unsurmountable, where no amount of agonist can completely overcome the inhibition once it has been established. Unsurmountable antagonists may bind covalently to the agonist binding site (competi tive irreversible antagonists), in which case there is a period before the covalent bond forms during which competing ligands can prevent the inhibition. Other types of unsurmountable antagonists act allosterically at a different site on the receptor or an associated ion ...
In the figure, each line represents an upstream region of a given gene, with different binding sites. The TFBSs located in this region are drawn relative to the regulated gene, or to the affected promoter; thus 0 represents the beginning of the gene or the promoter, respectively. The scale bar on the top indicates the coordinates that covers the range from -400 to 100 bp. ...
In LDL-receptors the class A domains form the binding site for LDL [1] and calcium [5]. The acidic residues between the fourth and sixth cysteines are important for high-affinity binding of positively charged sequences in LDLRs ligands [6]. The repeat has been shown [2] to consist of a β-hairpin structure followed by a series of β turns. The binding of calcium seems to induce no significant conformational change. Last update: April 2006 / Pattern revised. ...
The chief attribute of proteins that also permits their diverse list of features is their capability to bind other molecules specifically and tightly. The area from the protein chargeable for binding One more molecule is known as the binding web-site and is commonly a depression or pocket over the molecular surface. This binding skill is mediated from the tertiary structure with the protein, which defines the binding site pocket, and with the chemical Houses of the bordering amino acids side chains ...
In contrast, the mAb PC61, that was previously reported to recognize a determinant distal to the IL-2 binding site on the mouse p55 subunit of IL-2R and to dissociate IL-2 from the high-affinity IL-2R complex by altering the conformation of the p55 molecule itself, inhibited the low-affinity binding and cross-linking of IL-2 to the p55 molecule on mouse p55 cDNA-transfected cells ...
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1O4B: Requirements for specific binding of low affinity inhibitor fragments to the SH2 domain of (pp60)Src are identical to those for high affinity binding of full length inhibitors.
When we talk about historical sites we may be inclined to think about ancient ones. It is true that ancient historical sites might tell their stories about the activities and ways of living of our
Divergence of transcription factor binding sites is considered to be an important source of regulatory evolution. The associations between transcription factor binding sites and phenotypic diversity have been investigated in many model organisms. However, the understanding of other factors that contribute to it is still limited. Recent studies have elucidated the effect of chromatin structure on molecular evolution of genomic DNA. Though the profound impact of nucleosome positions on gene regulation has been reported, their influence on transcriptional evolution is still less explored. With the availability of genome-wide nucleosome map in yeast species, it is thus desirable to investigate their impact on transcription factor binding site evolution. Here, we present a comprehensive analysis of the role of nucleosome positioning in the evolution of transcription factor binding sites. We compared the transcription factor binding site frequency in nucleosome occupied regions and nucleosome depleted regions
This unit describes how to use the Transcription Element Search System (TESS). This Web site predicts transcription factor binding sites (TFBS) in DNA sequence using two different kinds of models of sites, strings and positional weight matrices. The binding of transcription factors to DNA is a major part of the control of gene expression. Transcription factors exhibit sequence-specific binding; they form stronger bonds to some DNA sequences than to others. Identification of a good binding site in the promoter for a gene suggests the possibility that the corresponding factor may play a role in the regulation of that gene. However, the sequences transcription factors recognize are typically short and allow for some amount of mismatch. Because of this, binding sites for a factor can typically be found at random every few hundred to a thousand base pairs. TESS has features to help sort through and evaluate the significance of predicted sites. Curr. Protoc. Bioinform. 21:2.6.1-2.6.15. © 2008 by John ...
This paper describes a novel approach to constructing Position-Specific Weight Matrices (PWMs) based on the transcription factor binding site (TFBS) data provide by the TRANSFAC database and comparison of the newly generated PWMs with the original TRANSFAC matrices. Multiple local sequence alignment was performed on the TFBSs of each transcription factor. Several different alignment programs were tested and their matrices were compared to the original TRANSFAC matrices. One of the alignment programs, GLAM, produced comparable matrices in terms of the average ranking of true positive sites across the whole test set of sequences. ...
We have investigated 5-HT1A (serotonin1A) and 5-HT2A (serotonin2A) receptor mRNA abundance and binding site densities in various neocortical and hippocampal regions of schizophrenics and control subjects. Age, agonal state (brain pH), and post mortem interval were included where necessary as covariates in our analyses. In schizophrenics, 5-HT1A binding site densities, determined autoradiographically by [3H]8-hydroxy-2,3-(dipropylamino)-tetralin ([3H]8-OH-DPAT), were significantly increased (+23%) in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, with a similar trend in anterior cingulate gyrus. These increases were not accompanied by any change in 5-HT1A receptor mRNA. No differences between the groups in [3H]8-OH-DPAT binding or 5-HT1A receptor mRNA were seen in superior temporal gyrus, striate cortex, or hippocampus. 5-HT2A binding sites, determined by [3H]ketanserin, were decreased in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (-27%) and parahippocampal gyrus (-38%) of schizophrenics, with a similar trend in cingulate
ABSTRACT: One goal of human genetics is to understand how the information for precise and dynamic gene expression programs is encoded in the genome. The interactions of transcription factors (TFs) with DNA regulatory elements clearly play an important role in determining gene expression outputs, yet the regulatory logic underlying functional transcription factor binding is poorly understood. Many studies have focused on characterizing the genomic locations of TF binding, yet it is unclear to what extent TF binding at any specific locus has functional consequences with respect to gene expression output. To evaluate the context of functional TF binding we knocked down 59 TFs and chromatin modifiers in one HapMap lymphoblastoid cell line. We then identified genes whose expression was affected by the knockdowns. We intersected the gene expression data with transcription factor binding data (based on ChIP-seq and DNase-seq) within 10 kb of the transcription start sites of expressed genes. This ...
ABSTRACT: One goal of human genetics is to understand how the information for precise and dynamic gene expression programs is encoded in the genome. The interactions of transcription factors (TFs) with DNA regulatory elements clearly play an important role in determining gene expression outputs, yet the regulatory logic underlying functional transcription factor binding is poorly understood. Many studies have focused on characterizing the genomic locations of TF binding, yet it is unclear to what extent TF binding at any specific locus has functional consequences with respect to gene expression output. To evaluate the context of functional TF binding we knocked down 59 TFs and chromatin modifiers in one HapMap lymphoblastoid cell line. We then identified genes whose expression was affected by the knockdowns. We intersected the gene expression data with transcription factor binding data (based on ChIP-seq and DNase-seq) within 10 kb of the transcription start sites of expressed genes. This ...
ABSTRACT: One goal of human genetics is to understand how the information for precise and dynamic gene expression programs is encoded in the genome. The interactions of transcription factors (TFs) with DNA regulatory elements clearly play an important role in determining gene expression outputs, yet the regulatory logic underlying functional transcription factor binding is poorly understood. Many studies have focused on characterizing the genomic locations of TF binding, yet it is unclear to what extent TF binding at any specific locus has functional consequences with respect to gene expression output. To evaluate the context of functional TF binding we knocked down 59 TFs and chromatin modifiers in one HapMap lymphoblastoid cell line. We then identified genes whose expression was affected by the knockdowns. We intersected the gene expression data with transcription factor binding data (based on ChIP-seq and DNase-seq) within 10 kb of the transcription start sites of expressed genes. This ...
L.Y.Wang, M. Snyder, M. Gerstein In order to understand the molecular mechanisms of gene regulation, a robust method is required to discriminate transcription factor binding sites from non-binding sites on a genomic scale. Experimental methods such as ChIP-chip experiments (microarray-based readout of chromatin immuno-precipitation assays), though gaining great success, remain time-consuming, expensive, and noisy. Traditional computational methods for binding site identification, such as consensus sequences, profile methods, and HMMs, are known to generate high false positive rates when applied genome-wide. They are based on training only with positive data, the small numbers of known binding sites. Thus, we are motivated to propose a new computational method to discover transcription-factor binding sites that synthesizes the noisy data from ChIP-chip experiments with known positive binding-site patterns. Our method (which we call BoCaTFBS) uses a boosted cascade of classifiers, where each ...
Shigella flexneri is a gram-negative, invasive bacterial pathogen that afflicts the human colonic epithelium, causing shigellosis, an illness triggering severe dysentery. The World Health Organization cites the disease burden of shigellosis near 90 million episodes and 108,000 deaths per year. The motility and spread of Shigella is modulated by icsP, a virulence gene. The transcription factor VirB positively regulates many virulence genes encoded by the Shigella virulence plasmid. Two distal binding sites of VirB have been shown to regulate the promoter activity of icsP, despite their location of more than 1 kb upstream of the transcription start site. Five VirB binding sites are located between these two sites and the transcription start site, and two are located in close proximity downstream of the transcription start site. Investigation into the impact of the VirB binding sites is part of a larger effort to understand the workings of VirB, which is the major switch that controls virulence gene
Profacgen, a cutting-edge life science company pioneering protein services that accelerate pharmaceutical development, announces the launch of Protein Binding Site Mapping Service. Scientists in the field of protein interaction study can now have access to this novel service.. Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) play essential roles in almost all cellular processes, including gene regulation, metabolic control, signal transduction, and cell communication. Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) spectroscopy is a rapidly developing technique for the study of binding events involving proteins, which are the major molecular targets for validated drugs and for current drug discovery.. Profacgen employs SPR techniques to identify binding sites involved in protein-protein interactions. Its protein binding site mapping service is highly customizable, which suits their customers specific research goals. According to its official speaker, the customer only need to send the company the target protein sequence ...
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GCC185, a trans-Golgi network-localized protein predicted to assume a long, coiled-coil structure, is required for Rab9-dependent recycling of mannose 6-phosphate receptors (MPRs) to the Golgi and for microtubule nucleation at the Golgi via CLASP proteins. GCC185 localizes to the Golgi by cooperative interaction with Rab6 and Arl1 GTPases at adjacent sites near its C terminus. We show here by yeast two-hybrid and direct biochemical tests that GCC185 contains at least four additional binding sites for as many as 14 different Rab GTPases across its entire length. A central coiled-coil domain contains a specific Rab9 binding site, and functional assays indicate that this domain is important for MPR recycling to the Golgi complex. N-Terminal coiled-coils are also required for GCC185 function as determined by plasmid rescue after GCC185 depletion by using small interfering RNA in cultured cells. Golgi-Rab binding sites may permit GCC185 to contribute to stacking and lateral interactions of Golgi cisternae as
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After decades of work, the correct determination of the binding mode of a small molecule into a target protein is still a challenging problem, whose difficulty depends on: (i) the sizes of the binding site and the ligand; (ii) the flexibility of both interacting partners, and (iii) the differential solvation of bound and unbound partners. We have evaluated the performance of standard rigid(receptor)/flexible(ligand) docking approaches with respect to last-generation fully flexible docking methods to obtain reasonable poses in a very challenging case: soluble Epoxide Hydrolase (sEH), a flexible protein showing different binding sites. We found that full description of the flexibility of both protein and ligand and accurate description of solvation leads to significant improvement in the ability of docking to reproduce well known binding modes, and at the same time capture the intrinsic binding promiscuity of the protein ...
We present an integrated method called Chromia for the genome-wide identification of functional target loci of transcription factors. Designed to capture the characteristic patterns of transcription factor binding motif occurrences and the histone profiles associated with regulatory elements such as …
SoxS is the direct transcriptional activator of the member genes of the Escherichia coli superoxide regulon. At class I SoxS-dependent promoters, e.g. zwf and fpr, whose SoxS binding sites (soxbox) lie upstream of the -35 region of the promoter, activation requires the C-terminal domain of the RNA polymerase alpha-subunit, while at class II SoxS-dependent promoters, e.g. fumC and micF, whose binding sites overlap the -35 region, activation is independent of the alpha-CTD. To determine whether SoxS activation of its class I promoters shows the same helical phase-dependent spacing requirement as class I promoters activated by catabolite gene activator protein, we increased the 7 bp distance between the 20 bp zwf soxbox and the zwf -35 promoter hexamer by 5 bp and 11 bp, and we decreased the 15 bp distance between the 20 bp fpr soxbox and the fpr -35 promoter hexamer by the same amounts. In both cases, displacement of the binding site by a half or full turn of the DNA helix prevented ...
View Notes - Bio 15 from BIOL 101 at UPenn. 1) Histidine, Glycine, Histidine, Leucine, Tyrosine 2) Transcription starts at binding sites called promoters on the DNA template strand, as opposed to the
Nordic Capital Fund VII ("Nordic Capital") has acquired The Binding Site Corporation Limited ("Binding Site" or "the Company"), a privately-owned specialist diagnostics company, from its founder, Jo Bradwell. The parties have agreed not to disclose the sales price. Professor Bradwell will retain a small share of the Company, and remain on the Board.. Binding Site, based in Birmingham, UK, specialises in the research, development, manufacture and sale of innovative medical diagnostic products focused on Multiple Myeloma and other B-Cell dyscrasias and Primary Immunodeficiency (PID). With extensive expertise in antibody specificity technology, Binding Site gives clinicians and laboratory staff tools to improve diagnosis and management of patients across a range of B-cell cancers and immune system disorders.. Following the acquisition by Nordic Capital, Binding Site will continue to build on its position as the worlds leading supplier of IVD assays for identifying and monitoring B-Cell dyscrasias ...
Author Summary The spatial-temporal expression pattern of a gene, which is crucial to its function, is controlled by cis-regulatory DNA sequences. Forming the basic units of regulatory sequences are transcription factor binding sites, often organized into larger modules that determine gene expression in response to combinatorial environmental signals. Understanding the conservation and change of regulatory sequences is critical to our knowledge of the unity as well as diversity of animal development and phenotypes. In this paper, we study the evolution of sequences involved in the regulation of body patterning in the Drosophila embryo. We find that mutations of nucleotides within a binding site are constrained by evolutionary forces to preserve the sites binding affinity to the cognate transcription factor. Functional binding sites are frequently destroyed during evolution and the rate of loss across evolutionary spans is roughly constant. We also find that the evolutionary fate of a site strongly
TY - JOUR. T1 - The linker between the D3 and A1 domains of vWF suppresses A1-GPIba catch bonds by site-specific binding to the A1 domain. AU - Tischer, Alexander. AU - Cruz, Miguel A.. AU - Auton, Matthew T. PY - 2013/8. Y1 - 2013/8. N2 - Platelet attachment to von Willebrand factor (vWF) requires the interaction between the platelet GP1ba and exposed vWF-A1 domains. Structural insights into the mechanism of the A1-GP1ba interaction have been limited to an N-terminally truncated A1 domain that lacks residues Q12382E1260 that make up the linker between the D3 and A1 domains of vWF. We have demonstrated that removal of these residues destabilizes quaternary interactions in the A1A2A3 tridomain and contributes to platelet activation under high shear (Auton et al., J Biol Chem 2012;287:14579-14585). In this study, we demonstrate that removal of these residues from the single A1 domain enhances platelet pause times on immobilized A1 under rheological shear. A rigorous comparison between the ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Chromatin properties of regulatory DNA probed by manipulation of transcription factors. AU - Sharov, Alexei A.. AU - Nishiyama, Akira. AU - Qian, Yong. AU - Dudekula, Dawood B.. AU - Longo, Dan L.. AU - Schlessinger, David. AU - Ko, Minoru. PY - 2014/8/1. Y1 - 2014/8/1. N2 - Transcription factors (TFs) bind to DNA and regulate the transcription of nearby genes. However, only a small fraction of TF binding sites have such regulatory effects. Here we search for the predictors of functional binding sites by carrying out a systematic computational screening of a variety of contextual factors (histone modifications, nuclear lamin-bindings, and cofactor bindings). We used regression analysis to test if contextual factors are associated with upregulation or downregulation of neighboring genes following the induction or knockdown of the 9 TFs in mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells. Functional TF binding sites appeared to be either active (i.e., bound by P300, CHD7, mediator, cohesin, and ...
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Group II introns are large metallo-ribozymes that use divalent metal ions in folding and catalysis. The 3-terminal domain 6 contains a conserved adenosine whose 2-OH acts as the nucleophile in the first splicing step. In the hierarchy of folding, D6 binds last into the active site. In order to investigate and understand the folding process to the catalytically active intron structure, it is important to know the individual binding affinities of Mg2+ ions to D6. We recently studied the solution structure of a 27 nucleotide long domain 6 (D6-27) from the mitochondrial yeast group II intron Sc.ai5, identifying also five Mg2+ binding sites including the one at the 5-terminal phosphate residues. Mg2+ coordination to the 5-terminal di- and triphosphate groups is strongest (e.g., log KA,TP = 4.55 ± 0.10) and could be evaluated here in detail for the first time. The other four binding sites within D6-27 are filled simultaneously (e.g., log KA,BR = 2.38 ± 0.06) and thus compete for the free Mg2+ ...
The regulation of a gene depends on the binding of transcription factors to specific sites located in the regulatory region of the gene. The generation of these binding sites and of cooperativity between them are essential building blocks in the evolution ...
The conjugative S. ambofaciens integrative element pSAM2 possesses a kil-kor system. The korSA gene has been identified as a key element of this system, and thekil locus has been located in the region oftraSA, the main transfer gene (7, 25), but the direct role of KorSA in the regulation of the kil locus remained unknown. In this study we characterized the targets of the KorSA protein in the pSAM2 sequence.. Considering the relatively small size of the pSAM2 genome and the availability of its complete sequence, gel shift experiments were performed with the totality of the DNA fragments obtained after pSAM2 digestion with restriction endonucleases. Using this new approach, it was possible to demonstrate directly that KorSA binds only to the promoter regions of two pSAM2 genes, pra andkorSA, with no other binding sites detected. Unlike other known actinomycete mobile elements, KorSA did not bind either totraSA, the main pSAM2 transfer gene, or to thespdA, -B, -C, and -D genes involved in pSAM2 ...
T-PIC :: DESCRIPTION T-PIC (Tree shape Peak Identification for ChIP-Seq) is a free software for determining DNA/protein binding sites from a ChIP-Seq experiment. ::DEVELOPER Valerie Hower :: SCREENSHOTS N
Chen and Jeong have essentially found a method to apply a machine learning technique called random forests to predict specific binding sites on proteins given only the amino acid sequence with greater accuracy than previously existing methods. Identification of binding sites in proteins remains an important task for both basic and applied life sciences research, for these sites make possible the protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions from which phenotypes, and indeed, the properties of life emerge. These sites also serve as important drug targets for pharmaceutical research.. Traditionally, researchers have identified binding sites from in vivo or in vitro studies involving point mutations that affect phenotypes, as well as through analysis of protein structures as identified through protein crystallography. With the advent and continuous improvement of DNA sequencing technology, however, researchers contribute ever more knowledge in the form of amino acid sequence, rather than ...
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Membrane-bound α-bungarotoxin-binding entities derived from rat brain are found to interact specifically with the affinity reagents maleimidobenzyltrimethylammonium (MBTA) and bromoacetylcholine (BAC), originally designed to label nicotinic acetylcholine receptors from electroplax and skeletal muscle. Following treatment of membranes with dithiothreitol, all specffic toxin binding sites are irreversibly blocked by reaction with MBTA or BAC. Affinity reagent labeling of dithiothreitol-reduced membranes is prevented (toxin binding sites are not blocked) by prior alkylation with N-ethylmaleimide, by prior oxidation with dithiobis(2-nitrobenzoic acid), or by incubation with neurotoxin. Reversibly associating cholinergic agonists and antagonists retard the rate of affinity reagent interaction with toxin receptors. The apparent rates of affinity reagent alkylation of toxin receptors, and the influences of other sulfhydryl/disulfide reagents on affinity labeling are comparable to those observed for ...
Motivation: Traditional and high-throughput techniques for determining transcription factor (TF) binding specificities are generating large volumes of data of uneven quality, which are scattered across individual databases. Results: FootprintDB integrates some of the most comprehensive freely available libraries of curated DNA binding sites and systematically annotates the binding interfaces of the corresponding TFs. The first release contains 2422 unique TF sequences, 10 112 DNA binding sites and 3662 DNA motifs. A survey of the included data sources, organisms and TF families was performed together with proprietary database TRANSFAC, finding that footprintDB has a similar coverage of multicellular organisms, while also containing bacterial regulatory data. A search engine has been designed that drives the prediction of DNA motifs for input TFs, or conversely of TF sequences that might recognize input regulatory sequences, by comparison with database entries. Such predictions can also be ...
This paper describes methods, results and conclusions about our study regarding the development and the optimization of a homology model of Ebola virus RNAdependent RNA p..
I have chip-seq data on histone modifications. Ive been scouring literature and blogs on Chip-seq analysis involving normalizing to input and normalizing across samples using spiked-in samples. There doesnt seem to be a cohesive differential binding analysis approach that can incorporate input normalization along with spike-in normalization. It seems most of the diff. binding approaches involves using RNA-seq methods (EdgeR, DESeq2) on read counts over genomic windows. I can substitute normalization factors used in these RNA-seq packages with spike-in normalization factors, but how do I account for input? Is blacklisting sites that are not different from input really the best way? Transforming the counts over input via log2fc or subtraction is not statistically sound (other bioinformaticians seems to agree).. Ive looked at the input signal for my data and have found signal patterns in areas consistent with some of my histone markers. This makes me think that I should really normalize my IP to ...
High-throughput protein-RNA interaction data generated by CLIP-seq has provided an unprecedented depth of access to the activities of RNA-binding proteins (RBPs), the key players in co- and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. Motif discovery forms part of the necessary follow-up data analysis for CLIP-seq, both to refine the exact locations of RBP binding sites, and to characterize them. The specific properties of RBP binding sites, and the CLIP-seq methods, provide additional information not usually present in the classic motif discovery problem: the binding site structure, and cross-linking induced events in reads.
Many inhibitors affect enzyme activity • Competitive inhibition - inhibitor competes for the active sites on enzyme with the substrate • Non-competitive inhibition - inhibitor binds to an allosteric site and alters the active site configuration of the enzyme • Feedback inhibition - enzyme activity is inhibited by the end product (A enzyme-1 B enzyme-2 C enzyme-3 D) - here enzyme-1 may be inhibited by product D • Feedback inhibition regulates ATP, amino acid, numcleotide and vitamin synthesis Mechanism of enzyme action • Substrate specifically binds to the active site on the surface of the enzyme and as a consequence enzyme-substrate complex is formed - can result in change of structure of the enzyme • Substrate is transformed into product by - Rearrangement of existing atoms - Breakdown of substrate molecules - Combining with other substrate molecules • Resultant products do not fit the active site and thus are released and the enzyme site becomes free for ...
One of the major challenges in the field of system biology is to understand the interaction between a wide range of proteins and ligands. In the past, methods have been developed for predicting binding sites in a protein for a limited number of ligands.. ...
wangk at chgc.sh.cn ,wangk at chgc.sh.cn, writes: , I need TRANSFAC (http://www.gene-regulation.com/pub/databases.html) to , predicate TFs and their TFBSs, but confused in finding out how can I obtain , the TRANSFAC dataset. I believe TRANSFAC is proprietary. An alternative might be Jaspar. ,From http://jaspar.genereg.net/ The JASPAR CORE database contains a curated, non-redundant set of profiles, derived from published collections of experimentally defined transcription factor binding sites for eukaryotes. The prime difference to similar resources (TRANSFAC, etc) consist of the open data acess, non-redundancy and quality. -k -- If I havent seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants ...
The service provides access to a database of factor-binding profiles depicting genetic makeups and structures typical of species. It provides biological researchers with lookup access to matrices defining genetic relationships documented through research. API methods generate profiles of transcription factor binding sites in varying formats, including Position Frequency Matrices (PFM), Position Weight Matrices (PWM), and Information Content Matrices (ICM). Methods support retrieval of all matrices or of a specific matrix specified by system ID or name. The API also supports search among matrices described in the system by topic-specific tags applied ...
The service provides access to a database of factor-binding profiles depicting genetic makeups and structures typical of species. It provides biological researchers with lookup access to matrices defining genetic relationships documented through research. API methods generate profiles of transcription factor binding sites in varying formats, including Position Frequency Matrices (PFM), Position Weight Matrices (PWM), and Information Content Matrices (ICM). Methods support retrieval of all matrices or of a specific matrix specified by system ID or name. The API also supports search among matrices described in the system by topic-specific tags applied ...
I am currently studying the regulation of several mammalian (mouse and human) promoters. Of obvious interest are known transcription factor binding sites. Since I wouldnt know an AP-1 site from an EcoRI site, I was hoping there might be a computer program on the net that would analyze a submitted sequence for consensus recognition sites. Does anyone out there have any advice? At this point, even a simple list of known consensus sites would be better than nothing. Thanks in advance, Benjamin S. Braun UCLA ...
We present experimental evidence for the existence of multiple activator-binding sites in the upstream sequence of the ompC promoter, the expression of which is activated by the positive regulator OmpR in response to the osmolarity of the medium. We also found that a single OmpR-binding site can activate the ompC promoter, providing that the binding site is close and placed stereospecifically with respect to the canonical-35 and -10 regions. ...
Similarity profiles between the binding sites for SB-206553 at the 5-HT2BR, 5-HT2CR, and α7 nAChR.Similarity profiles between the binding sites for SB-206553 d
Integrins are heterodimers formed by the noncovalent bonding of two transmembrane glycoproteins,ref,You TJ, Maxwell DS, Kogan TP, et al. A 3D structure model of integrin alpha 4 beta 1 complex: I. Construction of a homology model of beta 1 and ligand binding analysis. Biophysical Journal. 2002;82(1 Pt 1):447-457.,/ref,; an alpha and beta subunit. As they are transmembrane proteins, they consist of both a relatively large extracellular component and a short cytoplasmic component. The extracellular component consists of approximately 1000 amino acids for the α (alpha) subunit and 700 amino acids for the β (beta) subunit. About half of the α subunits possess an I-domain region at the β-propeller which is an important binding site for ligands. Ligand protein binding is essential because it is the way integrins interact with actin cytoskeleton organization and initiate the transduction of intracelluar signals. Like the α subunit, the β also possesses an I-domain which functions essentially the ...
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Wilkinson, M and Khan, I, "Beta-adrenergic, but not benzodiazepine, binding sites are reduced in dystrophic mouse brain." (1982). Subject Strain Bibliography 1982. 3794 ...
The researchers used the cytokine IL-2, which is known to have cryptic pockets. In fact, small molecule inhibitors have been found that target the IL-2 receptor binding site in part by binding to cryptic pockets in the cytokine. The apo form of IL-2 (ie, without any small molecule bound) was used as a starting structure in a computational technique called Site Identification by Ligand Competitive Saturation (SILCS). In this approach, multiple molecular dynamic simulations are carried out with the protein "soaked" in a virtual solution of water and ligand (in this case very simple molecules such as benzene, propane, or acetonitrile). The idea is to let pockets form and see if the ligands bind in the pockets ...
Moving electrons to metals can cause different minerals to grow or dissolve. Studying how a protein does this can help us understand both how organisms remodel their environment and make biominerals for teeth or protection," said Caroline Ajo-Franklin, a staff scientist in the Biological Nanostructures Facility at Berkeley Labs Molecular Foundry, which is a nanoscience research center.. Ajo-Franklin led the study, published online in the Journal of the American Chemical Society earlier this month.. "Understanding what these interactions between proteins and materials look like can help us design them better," she added, "and give us insight on how to connect living cells with devices.". Researchers relied on an X-ray-based technique at Berkeley Labs Advanced Light Source (ALS), known as "footprinting," to pinpoint the chemical connections between the bacterial protein and nanoparticles composed of iron and oxygen.. The study, which identified a surprisingly small and weak binding site, also ...
Computational modeling of a TFP-derived compound. MD simulations of NUPR1 were carried out in the isobaric-isothermal ensemble using the GROMACS simulation package (42) in combination with the force fields AMBER ff99SB-ILDN (43). The protein was equilibrated in explicit TIP4P-D water (44) starting from an extended conformation, following a protocol previously described (26). Fragments of the simulated protein structure with a length of 5 or 7 amino acid residues were used as receptors for molecular docking of either TFP or TFP-derived compounds, by using the AutoDock Vina software (45). The choice of using short fragments of NUPR1 was motivated not only by the necessity of reducing its exceedingly large conformational space, but also by the fact that ligand binding to the protein is dictated by local hydrophobicity spanning up to 7 amino acid residues (27, 29). We previously proved that molecular docking is sufficiently accurate to reveal the binding locations of drugs to NUPR1 in a blind search ...
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Mosaicism in the organization of Con A binding sites on the membrane surface of female cells of Nicotiana tabacum.: The presence of mosaicism in the organizatio
This project sought to identify which amino acid residues of cyclo-CLLFVY were critical to its activity by synthesising five alanine analogues and testing them in cell and biophysical assays. It was not possible to identify an active motif and it could be concluded that the specific conformation of the intact cyclic peptide is required for activity. The functionality of independently bacterially expressed fragments of HIF-1? and HIF-1? was also validated by an EMSA. The Tavassoli group used these proteins to establish the binding location of the inhibitor to the HIF-1?-PAS-B domain (work by A. Tavassoli and A. Male ...