Protein Science

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Edited By: Brian W. Matthews

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Online ISSN: 1469-896X

Virtual Issue: Pacific Rim

Issue 4, May 2011: Focus on The Pacific Rim

This issue highlights recent contributions to Protein Science from the nations of the Pacific Rim and the Asian Pacific Protein Association (APPA). Protein science is a vibrant and thriving discipline in all of these countries and, while it is clearly impossible to provide a compressive overview, this issue offers a taste of the exciting and diverse research being undertaken. Three comprehensive, up-to-date, review articles on protein stabilization by small molecules, cryo-electron microscopy, and small angle X-ray scattering are included together with eleven original articles. These papers span the range from protein design, protein folding and stability, enzymology, structural biology, and membrane proteins. This issue is particularly timely since it coincides with the recent 3th international Asian Pacific Protein Association conference held in Shanghai which was jointly sponsored by the APPA and The Protein Society.

Introduction to the virtual issue
Daniel Raleigh

Small-angle scattering for structural biology—Expanding the frontier while avoiding the pitfalls
David A. Jacques and Jill Trewhella

Rapid exploration of the folding topology of helical membrane proteins using paramagnetic perturbation
Kwon Joo Yeo, Hye-Yeon Kim, Young Pil Kim, Eunha Hwang, Myung Hee Kim, Chaejoon Cheong, Senyon Choe and Young Ho Jeon

Supachai Sakkhachornphop, Supat Jiranusornkul, Kanchanok Kodchakorn, Sawitree Nangola, Thira Sirisanthana and Chatchai Tayapiwatana

Crystal structure of the human receptor activity-modifying protein 1 extracellular domain
Seisuke Kusano, Mutsuko Kukimoto-Niino, Ryogo Akasaka, Mitsutoshi Toyama, Takaho Terada, Mikako Shirouzu, Takayuki Shindo and Shigeyuki Yokoyama

Structural physiology based on electron crystallography
Yoshinori Fujiyoshi

Structural basis for the negative regulation of bacterial stress response by RseB
Dong Young Kim, Eunju Kwon, JongKeun Choi, Hye-Yeon Hwang and Kyeong Kyu Kim

Structural insight into the catalytic mechanism of gluconate 5-dehydrogenase from Streptococcus suis: Crystal structures of the substrate-free and quaternary complex enzymes
Qiangmin Zhang, Hao Peng, Feng Gao, Yiwei Liu, Hao Cheng, John Thompson and George F. Gao

Solution structure of the ubiquitin-associated domain of human BMSC-UbP and its complex with ubiquitin
Yong-Gang Chang, Ai-Xin Song, Yong-Guang Gao, Yan-Hong Shi, Xiao-Jing Lin, Xue-Tao Cao, Dong-Hai Lin and Hong-Yu Hu

NMR and crystallographic structures of the FK506 binding domain of human malarial parasite Plasmodium vivax FKBP35
Reema Alag, Insaf A. Qureshi, Nagakumar Bharatham, Joon Shin, Julien Lescar and Ho Sup Yoon

Identification of transient hub proteins and the possible structural basis for their multiple interactions
Miho Higurashi, Takashi Ishida and Kengo Kinoshita

Lone pair ••• π interactions between water oxygens and aromatic residues: Quantum chemical studies based on high-resolution protein structures and model compounds
Alok Jain, Venkatnarayan Ramanathan and Ramasubbu Sankararamakrishnan

Stereoelectronic effects on the transition barrier of polyproline conformational interconversion
Yi-Chun Chiang, Yu-Ju Lin and Jia-Cherng Horng

Counting peptide-water hydrogen bonds in unfolded proteins
Haipeng Gong, Lauren L. Porter and George D. Rose

Effect of trehalose on protein structure
Nishant Kumar Jain and Ipsita Roy