Monday, December 24, 2012

Macromolecular Xmas decorations

This year I don’t have a Christmas tree. (There aren’t many in Fuerteventura.) But I’ve got some models from this week’s new PDB structures [1—5] which look Christmassy enough to decorate my blog. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year everybody!




  1. Hui, F., Scheib, U., Hu, Y., Sommer, R.J., Aroian, R.V. and Ghosh, P. (2012) Structure and glycolipid binding properties of the nematicidal protein Cry5B. Biochemistry 51, 9911—9921.
  2. Lence, E., Tizón, L., Otero, J.M., Peón, A., Prazeres, V.F.V., Llamas-Saiz, A.L., Fox, G.C., van Raaij, M.J., Lamb, H., Hawkins, A.R. and González-Bello, C. (2012) Mechanistic basis of the inhibition of type II dehydroquinase by (2S)- and (2R)-2-benzyl-3-dehydroquinic acids. ACS Chem. Biol., in press.
  3. Strugatsky, D., McNulty, R., Munson, K., Chen, C.-K., Soltis, S.M., Sachs, G. and Luecke, H. (2012) Structure of the proton-gated urea channel from the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori. Nature, in press.
  4. Tang, Q., Gao, P., Liu, Y.-P., Gao, A., An, X.-M., Liu, S., Yan, X.-X. and Liang, D.-C. (2012) RecOR complex including RecR N-N dimer and RecO monomer displays a high affinity for ssDNA. Nucleic Acids Res. 40, 11115—11125.
  5. Ziervogel, B.K. and Roux, B. (2012) The binding of antibiotics in OmpF porin. Structure, in press.

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