Despite the conservation of central metabolism, an increasing amount of evidence indicates that there are unique features in Actinobacteria, one of the largest bacterial phyla that includes important human pathogens like Mycobacterium tuberculosis and […]
Tuberculosis still remains a major threat for public health, with one-third of the world population latently infected, and more than one million deaths per year according to the WHO. Among the factors that have […]
Acyl-CoAs are the major metabolic carriers of carbon in living organisms. The most conserved ways to their synthesis include the oxidative decarboxylation of α-ketoacids carried out by three distinct enzymatic machineries: the pyruvate dehydrogenase […]
PknA/PknB in mycobacterial cell division
The genes pknA and pknB are located near the origin of replication in M. tuberculosis and are part of a conserved operon that also includes pstP (coding the only known Ser/Thr protein phosphatase […]
Control of glutamate metabolism in mycobacteria
We recently demonstrated the existence of a phosphorylation-dependent control of glutamate metabolism in mycobacteria, in collaboration with H. O’Hare’s group in Leicester (O’Hare et al., 2008). Our results were supported by similar observations […]
2020Shedding X-ray Light on the Role of Magnesium in the Activity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Salicylate Synthase (MbtI) for Drug Design., J Med Chem 2020 07; 63(13): 7066-7080.
2020Structure-Based Drug Design for Tuberculosis: Challenges Still Ahead, Appl. Sci. 2020; 10(12):4248.
2020Selective Inhibition of 2-Oxoglutarate and 2-Oxoadipate Dehydrogenases by the Phosphonate Analogs of Their 2-Oxo Acid Substrates., Front Chem 2020 ; 8(): 596187.
2019Conformational transitions in the active site of mycobacterial 2-oxoglutarate dehydrogenase upon binding phosphonate analogues of 2-oxoglutarate: From a Michaelis-like complex to ThDP adducts., J Struct Biol 2019 11; 208(2): 182-190.
2019Structural insights into the functional versatility of an FHA domain protein in mycobacterial signaling., Sci Signal 2019 05; 12(580): .
2019Novel mechanistic insights into physiological signaling pathways mediated by mycobacterial Ser/Thr protein kinases., Genes Immun 2019 05; 20(5): 383-393.
2017PknG senses amino acid availability to control metabolism and virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, PLoS Pathog. 2017 May;13(5):e1006399.
2015Thiophenecarboxamide Derivatives Activated by EthA Kill Mycobacterium tuberculosis by Inhibiting the CTP Synthetase PyrG, Chem. Biol. 2015 Jul;22(7):917-27.
2015The crystal structure of the catalytic domain of the ser/thr kinase PknA from M. tuberculosis shows an Src-like autoinhibited conformation, Proteins 2015 May;83(5):982-8.
2014Secondary structure reshuffling modulates glycosyltransferase function at the membrane, Nat. Chem. Biol. 2015 Jan;11(1):16-8.
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