Crystal Structure of a Bacterial Enzyme and Uses Thereof
The present invention is predicated, in part, on the determination of the crystal structure of Staphylococcus aureus biotin protein ligase. The present invention provides, among other things, the crystal structure of Staphylococcus aureus biotin protein ligase complexed with biotinyl 5'-adenylate at a resolution of 2.6 Angstroms. Accordingly, the present invention also provides methods for the identification and/or rational design of antagonists and agonists of biotin protein ligase enzymes, and in particular, antagonists of Staphylococcus aureus biotin protein ligase. Such antagonists may be used to inhibit bacterial infections, including Staphylococcus aureus infections.
PENDINI NICOLE RENEE [AU]; WALLACE JOHN [AU]; POLYAK STEVEN WILLIAM [AU]; BOOKER GRANT WILLIAM [AU]; ABELL ANDREW DAVID [AU]; WI
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