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Crystallization and diffraction analysis of the serpin IRS-2 from the hard tick Ixodes ricinus

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    0349395 - UOCHB-X 2011 RIV GB eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Kovářová, Zuzana - Chmelař, Jindřich - Šanda, Miloslav - Brynda, Jiří - Mareš, Michael - Řezáčová, Pavlína
    Crystallization and diffraction analysis of the serpin IRS-2 from the hard tick Ixodes ricinus.
    Acta Crystallographica Section F. F66, č. 11 (2010), s. 1453-1457 ISSN 1744-3091
    Grant CEP: GA ČR(CZ) GAP207/10/2183; GA MŠk(CZ) LC06009
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z40550506; CEZ:AV0Z60220518; CEZ:AV0Z50520514
    Klíčová slova: protease inhibitor * serpin * tick * proteolysis
    Kód oboru RIV: CE - Biochemie
    Impakt faktor: 0.563, rok: 2010

    IRS-2 from the hard tick Ixodes ricinus belongs into the serpin family of protease inhibitors. It is produced in the tick salivary glands, and its anti-inflammatory activity suggests a role in the parasitehost interaction. Recombinant IRS-2 prepared by heterologous expression in bacterial system was crystallized and crystals diffracted to resolution 1.8 Å. IRS-2 was cleaved during crystallization by contaminating proteases. This processing of IRS-2 mimicked the specific cleavage of serpin by its target protease and resulted in a more stable R conformation, which produced well-diffracting crystals. Activity profiling with specific substrates and inhibitors demonstrated traces of serine and cysteine proteases in the protein stock solution.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0189648