Biology

Engineering a nicotinamide mononucleotide redox cofactor system for biocatalysis

1 month ago   |   By ACS Division of Biological Chemistry

Nature Chemical Biology, Published online: 25 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41589-019-0402-7 Redesign of a glucose dehydrogenase to use nicotinamide mononucleotide instead of NAD+ enables the development of a noncanonical cofactor system that can be used to support redox chemistries both in vitro and in Escherichia coli.
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Global targeting of functional tyrosines using sulfur-triazole exchange chemistry

1 month ago   |   By ACS Division of Biological Chemistry

Nature Chemical Biology, Published online: 25 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41589-019-0404-5 Sulfur-triazole exchange chemistry is a tunable platform for covalent chemoproteomic probes that selectively target tyrosines, used to identify residues with enhanced nucleophilicity and monitor activation of phosphotyrosine sites.
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Discovery of an antivirulence compound that reverses β -lactam resistance in MRSA

1 month ago   |   By ACS Division of Biological Chemistry

Nature Chemical Biology, Published online: 25 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41589-019-0401-8 A potent inhibitor of the MRSA virulence regulator, GraR, reverses methicillin resistance, inhibits biofilm formation, limits bacterial survival in macrophages and attenuates virulence in vitro, synergizing with cationic antimicrobial peptides.
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A computational framework to explore large-scale biosynthetic diversity

1 month ago   |   By ACS Division of Biological Chemistry

Nature Chemical Biology, Published online: 25 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41589-019-0400-9 Two bioinformatic tools, BiG-SCAPE and CORASON, enable sequence similarity network and phylogenetic analysis of gene clusters and their families across hundreds of strains and in large datasets, leading to the discovery of new natural products.
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World Biotechnology Congress 2019

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World Biotechnology Congress 2019

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