Structure of Human Dual-Specificity Phosphatase at 2.38A ResolutionLountos, G.T., Tropea, J.E., Waugh, D.S.
(2011) Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 67: 471
- PubMed: 21543850
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S090744491100970X
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- PubMed Abstract:
There are over 100 genes in the human genome that encode protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) and approximately 60 of these are classified as dual-specificity phosphatases (DUSPs). Although many dual-specificity phosphatases are still not well characterized, novel functions have been discovered for some of them that have led to new insights into a variety of biological processes and the molecular basis for certain diseases. Indeed, as the functions of DUSPs continue to be elucidated, a growing number of them are emerging as potential therapeutic targets for diseases such as cancer, diabetes and inflammatory disorders. Here, the overexpression, purification and structure determination of DUSP27 at 2.38 Å resolution are presented.
Macromolecular Crystallography Laboratory, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute at Frederick, Frederick, MD 21702, USA.