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G3 (Bethesda) ; 10(9): 3399-3402, 2020 09 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32763951

RESUMO

The world is facing a global pandemic of COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Here we describe a collection of codon-optimized coding sequences for SARS-CoV-2 cloned into Gateway-compatible entry vectors, which enable rapid transfer into a variety of expression and tagging vectors. The collection is freely available. We hope that widespread availability of this SARS-CoV-2 resource will enable many subsequent molecular studies to better understand the viral life cycle and how to block it.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus/genética , Fases de Leitura Aberta/genética , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , COVID-19 , Clonagem Molecular , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Humanos , Pandemias , Plasmídeos/genética , Plasmídeos/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Potyvirus/genética , SARS-CoV-2
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Mol Syst Biol ; 12(4): 863, 2016 Apr 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27107012

RESUMO

High-throughput binary protein interaction mapping is continuing to extend our understanding of cellular function and disease mechanisms. However, we remain one or two orders of magnitude away from a complete interaction map for humans and other major model organisms. Completion will require screening at substantially larger scales with many complementary assays, requiring further efficiency gains in proteome-scale interaction mapping. Here, we report Barcode Fusion Genetics-Yeast Two-Hybrid (BFG-Y2H), by which a full matrix of protein pairs can be screened in a single multiplexed strain pool. BFG-Y2H uses Cre recombination to fuse DNA barcodes from distinct plasmids, generating chimeric protein-pair barcodes that can be quantified via next-generation sequencing. We applied BFG-Y2H to four different matrices ranging in scale from ~25 K to 2.5 M protein pairs. The results show that BFG-Y2H increases the efficiency of protein matrix screening, with quality that is on par with state-of-the-art Y2H methods.


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Centrossomo/metabolismo , Mapeamento de Interação de Proteínas/métodos , Proteoma/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Cromossomos Humanos/metabolismo , Biblioteca Gênica , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Ligação Proteica , Técnicas do Sistema de Duplo-Híbrido
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J Chem Phys ; 140(20): 205102, 2014 May 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24880333

RESUMO

The epimerization of amino acid residues increases with age in living organisms. In the present study, the structural consequences and thermodynamic functions of the epimerization of thymopentin (TP-5), the active site of the thymic hormone thymopoietin, were studied using molecular dynamics and density functional theory methods. The results show that free radical-initiated D-amino acid formation is energetically favoured (-130 kJmol(-1)) for each residue and induces significant changes to the peptide structure. In comparison to the wild-type (each residue in the L-configuration), the radius of gyration of the D-Asp(3) epimer of the peptide decreased by 0.5 Å, and disrupted the intramolecular hydrogen bonding of the native peptide. Beyond establishing important structural, energetic and thermodynamic benchmarks and reference data for the structure of TP-5, these results disseminate the understanding of molecular ageing, the epimerization of amino acid residues.


Assuntos
Radicais Livres/química , Peptídeos/química , Timopentina/química , Aminoácidos/química , Ligação de Hidrogênio , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/química , Timopentina/metabolismo
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