Publications (2)0.51 Total impact
Article: A novel non-radioactive assay for HIV-RT (RdDp) based on pyrosequencing for high-throughput drug screening.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Current in vitro assays for the activity of HIV-RT (reverse transcriptase) require radio-labeled or chemically modified nucleotides to detect reaction products. However, these assays are inherently end-point measurements and labor intensive. Here we describe a novel non-radioactive assay based on the principle of pyrosequencing coupled-enzyme system to monitor the activity of HIV-RT by indirectly measuring the release of pyrophosphate (PP(i)), which is generated during nascent strand synthesis. The results show that our assay could monitor HIV-RT activity with high sensitivity and is suitable for rapid high-throughput drug screening targeting anti-HIV therapies due to its high speed and convenience. Moreover, this assay can be used to measure primase activity in an easy and sensitive manner, which suggests that this novel approach could be wildly used to analyze the activity of PP(i)-generated and ATP-free enzyme reactions.Protein & Cell 03/2010; 1(3):284-90.
Article: Purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of cytochrome P450 219A1 from Novosphingobium aromaticivorans DSM 12444.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Cytochrome P450 enzymes catalyze a variety of reactions and are widely distributed in living organisms. In recent studies, the first members of five new families of cytochrome P450 enzymes have been identified, including cytochrome P450 219A1 (CYP219A1) from Novosphingobium aromaticivorans DSM 12444. It has also been reported that isolongifolen-9-one (C(15)H(22)O), a sesquiterpenoid ketone derivative, is a potential substrate for CYP219A1, inducing a >or=95% shift of the haem spin state to high spin upon binding. The CYP219A1 protein has been crystallized and single crystals have been studied by X-ray crystallography. Diffraction data were collected to 2.4 A resolution. The crystals belonged to space group P6, with unit-cell parameters a = 93.1, b = 93.1, c = 98.0 A. Preliminary X-ray diffraction data analysis revealed that the asymmetric unit contained one protein molecule.Acta Crystallographica Section F Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications 04/2009; 65(Pt 4):364-7. · 0.51 Impact Factor