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Journal logoSTRUCTURAL
ISSN: 2059-7983

May 2017 issue

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Cover illustration: The first plant acyl-CoA-binding protein structures: the close homologues OsACBP1 and OsACBP2 from rice (Guo et al., p. 438). The predicted ligand-binding site in OsACBP2 compared with the actual site in human liver ACBP. OsACBP2 molecule A and human liver ACBP are displayed as pale-gold and ice-blue ribbons, respectively; the ligand (C1 myristoyl-CoA) of human liver ACBP is shown as a ball-and-stick model. The predicted binding cavity of OsACBP2 is shown as a green patch and overlaps with a large part of the acyl chain of the myristoyl-CoA.

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The NS3s of Dengue virus serotypes 2 and 4 are elongated and dynamic in solution. The protease domain of NS3 undergoes substantial conformational alterations owing to RNA binding. The interactions and effects of quercetin binding in NS3 are described.

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The structure of the family B DNA polymerase from the hyperthermophilic archaeon P. calidifontis has been determined with an R factor of 24.47% and an Rfree of 28.81% at 2.80 Å resolution. The enzyme has a number of unique structural features which distinguish it from other archaeal DNA polymerases.

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The first structures of plant acyl-CoA-binding proteins, from rice, show similarity to the human liver and bovine homologues.

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A new method called Pepsi-SAXS is presented that calculates small-angle X-ray scattering profiles from atomistic models. The method is based on the multipole expansion scheme and is significantly faster compared with the CRYSOL, FoXS and three-dimensional Zernike methods.

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