Marina Corbella Morató

Marina Corbella Morató
Uppsala University | UU · Department of Chemistry - BMC

Ph.D.

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February 2019 - present
Uppsala University
Position
  • Researcher
October 2018 - present
University of Barcelona
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  • Professor (Associate)
January 2013 - May 2016
University of Barcelona
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (17)
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Protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) possess a conserved mobile catalytic loop, the WPD-loop, which brings an aspartic acid into the active site where it acts as an acid/base catalyst. Prior experimental and computational studies, focused on the human enzyme PTP1B and the PTP from Yersinia pestis, YopH, suggested that loop conformational dynamics a...
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ATP phosphoribosyltransferase catalyses the first step of histidine biosynthesis and is controlled via a complex allosteric mechanism where the regulatory protein HisZ enhances catalysis by the catalytic protein HisGS while mediating allosteric inhibition by histidine. Activation by HisZ was proposed to position HisGS Arg56 to stabilise departure o...
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Enzymes are conformationally dynamic, and their dynamical properties play an important role in regulating their specificity and evolvability. In this context, substantial attention has been paid to the role of ligand-gated conformational changes in enzyme catalysis; however, such studies have focused on tremendously proficient enzymes such as trios...
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Enzymes are conformationally dynamic, and their dynamical properties play an important role in regulating their specificity and evolvability. In this context, substantial attention has been paid to the role of ligand-gated conformational changes in enzyme catalysis; however, such studies have focused on tremendously proficient enzymes such as trios...
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Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in understanding the physicochemical parameters that shape enzyme evolution, as well as substantial advances in computational enzyme design. This review discusses three areas where evolutionary information can be used as part of the design process: (i) using ancestral sequence reconstruction (ASR) to...
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DNA-binding proteins play an important role in gene regulation and cellular function. The transcription factors MarA and Rob are two homologous members of the AraC/XylS family that regulate multidrug resistance. They share a common DNA-binding domain, and Rob possesses an additional C-terminal domain that permits binding of low-molecular weight eff...
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Eight related alcohol dehydrogenases that had been originally isolated by laboratory evolution of ADH-A from Rhodococcus ruber DSM44541 for modified substrate scopes, were together with their parent wild-type, subjected to biochemical characterization of possible activities with a panel of chiral alcohols and pro-chiral ketones. Determinations of r...
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div> DNA-binding proteins play an important role in gene regulation and cellular function. The transcription factors MarA and Rob are two homologous members of the AraC/XylS family that regulate multidrug resistance. They share a common DNA-binding domain, and Rob possesses an additional C-terminal domain that permits binding of low-molecular wei...
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Chalcone isomerases are plant enzymes that perform enantioselective oxa-Michael cyclizations of 2'-hydroxychalcones into flavanones. An X-ray crystal structure of an enzyme-product complex and molecular dynamics simulations reveal an enzyme mechanism wherein the guanidinium ion of a conserved arginine positions the nucleophilic phenoxide and activa...
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Quantitative models of light harvesting in photosynthetic antenna complexes depend sensitively on the challenging determination of the relative site energies of the pigments. Here we analyze the basis of the light harvesting properties of four antennae from cryptophyte algae, phycocyanines PC577, PC612, PC630 and PC645, by comparing two alternative...
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Electronic energy transfer is widely used as a molecular ruler to interrogate the structure of biomacromolecules, and performs a key task in photosynthesis by transferring collected energy through specialized pigment–protein complexes. Förster theory, introduced over 70 years ago, allows linking transfer rates to simple structural and spectroscopic...
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Changes in DNA charge transfer properties upon the creation of apurinic and apyrimidinic sites has been used to monitor DNA repair processes, given that such lesions generally reduce charge transfer yields. However, because these lesions translate into distinct intra and extrahelical conformations depending on the nature of the unpaired base and it...
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The light-harvesting mechanisms of cryptophyte antenna complexes have attracted considerable attention due to their ability to exhibit maximal photosynthetic activity at very low-light conditions and to display several colors, as well as the observation of vibronic coherent features in their two-dimensional electronic spectra. However, detailed inv...
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Different mutagenic effects are generated by DNA oxidation that implies the formation of radical cation states (so-called holes) on purine nucleobases. The interaction of DNA with proteins may protect DNA from oxidative damage owing to hole transfer (HT) from the stack to aromatic amino acids. However, how protein binding affects HT dynamics in DNA...
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Long-lived quantum coherences observed in several photosynthetic pigment-protein complexes at low and at room temperatures have generated a heated debate over the impact that the coupling of electronic excitations to molecular vibrations of the relevant actors (pigments, protein and solvent) has on the excitation energy transfer process. In this wo...

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