A front-face ‘SNi synthase’ engineered from a retaining ‘double-SN2’ hydrolase

June 12th, 2017 by Javier Iglesias-Fernández

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 874 (2017). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2394

Authors: Javier Iglesias-Fernández, Susan M Hancock, Seung Seo Lee, Maola Khan, Jo Kirkpatrick, Neil J Oldham, Katherine McAuley, Anthony Fordham-Skelton, Carme Rovira & Benjamin G Davis

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A mutant O-GlcNAcase enriches Drosophila developmental regulators

June 12th, 2017 by Nithya Selvan

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 882 (2017). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2404

Authors: Nithya Selvan, Ritchie Williamson, Daniel Mariappa, David G Campbell, Robert Gourlay, Andrew T Ferenbach, Tonia Aristotelous, Iva Hopkins-Navratilova, Matthias Trost & Daan M F van Aalten

Genetically encoding phosphotyrosine and its nonhydrolyzable analog in bacteria

June 12th, 2017 by Xiaozhou Luo

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 845 (2017). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2405

Authors: Xiaozhou Luo, Guangsen Fu, Rongsheng E Wang, Xueyong Zhu, Claudio Zambaldo, Renhe Liu, Tao Liu, Xiaoxuan Lyu, Jintang Du, Weimin Xuan, Anzhi Yao, Sean A Reed, Mingchao Kang, Yuhan Zhang, Hui Guo, Chunhui Huang, Peng-Yu Yang, Ian A Wilson, Peter G Schultz & Feng Wang

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Oxidation of phosphorothioate DNA modifications leads to lethal genomic instability

June 12th, 2017 by Stefanie Kellner

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 888 (2017). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2407

Authors: Stefanie Kellner, Michael S DeMott, Ching Pin Cheng, Brandon S Russell, Bo Cao, Delin You & Peter C Dedon

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Autocatalytic backbone N-methylation in a family of ribosomal peptide natural products

June 5th, 2017 by Niels S van der Velden

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 833 (2017). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2393

Authors: Niels S van der Velden, Noemi Kälin, Maximilian J Helf, Jörn Piel, Michael F Freeman & Markus Künzler

Peptide backbone N-methylation, as seen in cyclosporin A, has been considered to be exclusive to nonribosomal peptides. We have identified the first post-translationally modified peptide or protein harboring internal α-N-methylations through discovery of the genetic locus for the omphalotins, cyclic N-methylated peptides produced by the fungus Omphalotus olearius. We show that iterative autocatalytic activity of an N-methyltransferase fused to its peptide substrate is the signature of a new family of ribosomally encoded metabolites.

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Parallel evolution of non-homologous isofunctional enzymes in methionine biosynthesis

June 5th, 2017 by Karine Bastard

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 858 (2017). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2397

Authors: Karine Bastard, Alain Perret, Aline Mariage, Thomas Bessonnet, Agnès Pinet-Turpault, Jean-Louis Petit, Ekaterina Darii, Pascal Bazire, Carine Vergne-Vaxelaire, Clémence Brewee, Adrien Debard, Virginie Pellouin, Marielle Besnard-Gonnet, François Artiguenave, Claudine Médigue, David Vallenet, Antoine Danchin, Anne Zaparucha, Jean Weissenbach, Marcel Salanoubat & Véronique de Berardinis

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Activity-based probes for functional interrogation of retaining β-glucuronidases

June 5th, 2017 by Liang Wu

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 867 (2017). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2395

Authors: Liang Wu, Jianbing Jiang, Yi Jin, Wouter W Kallemeijn, Chi-Lin Kuo, Marta Artola, Wei Dai, Cas van Elk, Marco van Eijk, Gijsbert A van der Marel, Jeroen D C Codée, Bogdan I Florea, Johannes M F G Aerts, Herman S Overkleeft & Gideon J Davies

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Blocking an N-terminal acetylation–dependent protein interaction inhibits an E3 ligase

June 5th, 2017 by Daniel C Scott

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 850 (2017). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2386

Authors: Daniel C Scott, Jared T Hammill, Jaeki Min, David Y Rhee, Michele Connelly, Vladislav O Sviderskiy, Deepak Bhasin, Yizhe Chen, Su-Sien Ong, Sergio C Chai, Asli N Goktug, Guochang Huang, Julie K Monda, Jonathan Low, Ho Shin Kim, Joao A Paulo, Joe R Cannon, Anang A Shelat, Taosheng Chen, Ian R Kelsall, Arno F Alpi, Vishwajeeth Pagala, Xusheng Wang, Junmin Peng, Bhuvanesh Singh, J Wade Harper, Brenda A Schulman & R Kip Guy

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Remote Perturbations in Tertiary Contacts Trigger Ligation of Lysine to the Heme Iron in Cytochrome c

May 31st, 2017 by Jie Gu, Dong-Woo Shin and Ekaterina V. Pletneva

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Biochemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.6b01187

Call for Nominations for 2017-2018 ACS Division of Biological Chemistry Awards

May 30th, 2017 by pthomas2

Nominations are requested for the Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry, the Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry, and the Repligen Award in Chemistry of Biological Processes in addition to the Gordon Hammes Biochemistry Lectureship, the ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship and the Murray Goodman Memorial Prize, please visit the Nominations page for more information.

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