Biochemistry of Signal Transduction and Regulation by Gerhard Krauss

By Gerhard Krauss

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Intracellular sign transduction, law of mobile actions, tumor formation, apoptosis - how do they paintings? those questions became a imperative subject in Biology and organic Chemistry. the significance of this box is reflected within the 1999 Nobel prize for body structure that went to G. Blobel for his findings in protein shipping regulation.
Over the decade there was nice development within the figuring out of the molecular foundation of sign transduction, and plenty of proof are actually easy wisdom for each medicinal chemist, biochemist, and biologist. in view that an crucial description of mobile rules and sign transduction is scarcely coated in textbooks, this booklet fills a true hole. ranging from the foundations of gene law and legislation of enzyme task, the themes of this e-book hide functionality, constitution, and essential building of signalling pathways plus an in depth description of many of the sorts of vendors equivalent to moment messengers, protein kinases, and transmembrane receptors. vital mobile techniques like phone cycle rules, oncogenesis and apoptosis are mentioned in mild of the homes of the signalling molecules concerned. With didactic ability and readability the writer relates the saw organic phenomena to the underlying biochemical processes.
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H-bond donors (D) and H-bond acceptors (A) in A:T and G:C base pairs. Schematic display of the differing pattern of H-bond acceptors and donors in the Watson-Crick base pairs. The groups above the base pairs (above the line) are accessible in the major groove, and those below the line are accessible from the minor groove. 2 Protein-Nucleic Acid Interactions as a Basis for specific Gene Regulation 15 Fig. 12. Examples for the H-bonds in protein-nucleic acid complexes. A) H-bond contacts of the Q -repressor in complex with its operator sequence.

3. Complexation of Zn2+ in the Zn-binding motif. a) classical Zn2+ Cys2His2 finger; b) Zn2+ Cys4 binding motif; c) (Zn2+)2 Cys6 binding motif. Fig. 4. Structures of Zn2+ binding motifs. a) TFIIA-like Zn2+ Cys2His2 finger; b) the binuclear (Zn2+)2 Cys6 motif of the GAL4 transcription activator; c) The DNA-binding domain of the gluccocorticoid receptor. The Zn2+ ions are drawn as spheres. MOLSCRIPT drawing (Kraulis, 1991). 8 1 The Regulation of Gene Expression Fig. 5. Zif268 in complex with DNA. a) specific H-bonds between amino acid side chains of fingers 1–3 of Zif268 and bases of the recognition sequence.

The structure of the Zif268-DNA complex is shown in Fig. 5. In Zif268, three of the zinc-fingers are arranged along the coil of the DNA. The DNA-binding element contains three repeats of the recognition sequence. This results in a modular construction of the protein, so that the periodicity of the DNA is reflected in the protein structure. The zinc binding element plays, above all, a structuring role by ensuring that the recognition helix is correctly oriented and stabilized. The zinc ion does not contact the DNA directly.

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