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Edward Yu

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Crystal Structure Of The Alcanivorax Borkumensis Ydah Transporter Reveals An Unusual Topology, Jani Reddy Bolla, Chih-Chia Su, Jared A. Delmar, Pattathil Radhakrishnan, Nitin Kumar, Tsung-Han Chou, Feng Long, Kanagalaghatta R. Rajashankar, Edward Yu Dec 2015

Crystal Structure Of The Alcanivorax Borkumensis Ydah Transporter Reveals An Unusual Topology, Jani Reddy Bolla, Chih-Chia Su, Jared A. Delmar, Pattathil Radhakrishnan, Nitin Kumar, Tsung-Han Chou, Feng Long, Kanagalaghatta R. Rajashankar, Edward Yu

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The potential of the folic acid biosynthesis pathway as a target for the development of antibiotics has been clinically validated. However, many pathogens have developed resistance to these antibiotics, prompting a re-evaluation of potential drug targets within the pathway. The ydaH gene of Alcanivorax borkumensis encodes an integral membrane protein of the AbgT family of transporters for which no structural information was available. Here we report the crystal structure of A. borkumensis YdaH, revealing a dimeric molecule with an architecture distinct from other families of transporters. YdaH is a bowl-shaped dimer with a solvent-filled basin extending from the cytoplasm to ...


Propagating Conformational Changes Over Long (And Short) Distances In Proteins, Edward Yu, Daniel E. Koshland Jr. Jan 2001

Propagating Conformational Changes Over Long (And Short) Distances In Proteins, Edward Yu, Daniel E. Koshland Jr.

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The problem of the propagation of conformational changes over long distances or through a closely packed protein is shown to fit a model of a ligand-induced conformational change between two protein states selected by evolution. Moreover, the kinetics of the pathway between these states is also selected so that the energy of ligand binding and the speed of the transition between conformational states are physiologically appropriate. The crystallographic data of a wild-type aspartate receptor that has negative cooperativity and a mutant that has no cooperativity but has native transmembrane signaling are shown to support this model.


Synthesis And Characterization Of A New Class Of Μ3-Oh-Bridged Trimers That Contain Octahedrally Coordinated Divalent Metal Ions Bridged By Three Acetate Ligands And A Unique Catecholate Ligand. Solid State Molecular Structures Of The [(Py)5mii3(Oac)3(Μ3-Oh)((Cat)] Complexes (M = Mn(Ii), Fe(Ii), Co(Ii), Ni(Ii)), R.A. Reynolds, Edward Yu, W.R. Dunham, D. Coucouvanis Jan 1996

Synthesis And Characterization Of A New Class Of Μ3-Oh-Bridged Trimers That Contain Octahedrally Coordinated Divalent Metal Ions Bridged By Three Acetate Ligands And A Unique Catecholate Ligand. Solid State Molecular Structures Of The [(Py)5mii3(Oac)3(Μ3-Oh)((Cat)] Complexes (M = Mn(Ii), Fe(Ii), Co(Ii), Ni(Ii)), R.A. Reynolds, Edward Yu, W.R. Dunham, D. Coucouvanis

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The synthesis and structural characterization of a new class of “basic” trinuclear acetate clusters with solely divalent metal ions and a central μ3-OH ligand are reported. These molecules with the [(py)5MII3(OAc)3(μ3-OH)(cat)] stoichiometry (M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni) are X-ray isomorphous and isostructural and contain octahedrally coordinated metal ions. The core consists of an antiferromagnetically coupled M3 unit with the metals arranged in the corners of an isosceles triangle. Two of the M−M distances vary between 2.98 and 3.16 Å, and the longer M−M distance is observed between 3.65 and 3 ...


Absolute Integrated Cross Sections For Some O2 Herzberg I Transitions Near 248–249 Nm, Zhen-Chuan Bao, Edward Yu, John R. Baker Jan 1995

Absolute Integrated Cross Sections For Some O2 Herzberg I Transitions Near 248–249 Nm, Zhen-Chuan Bao, Edward Yu, John R. Baker

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A frequency doubled tunable dye laser system with ∼0.4 cm−1 resolution was used to measure the integrated absorption cross sections of more than 20 rotational transitions in the O2 Herzberg I (A  3Σ+ u ←X  3Σ− g ) 8‐0 and 9‐0 vibrational bands near 248 nm and 249 nm. Oxygen pressures from 200 to 800 Torr and path lengths from 5 to 25 m were employed. The measured absorbances were fitted using a nonlinear least squares analysis and Beer’s Law to obtain absolute values for the individual transition integrated cross sections in good agreement with a ...