intra-helical disulfide bonding?
obrien at pharm.med.upenn.edu
Tue Mar 18 08:45:02 EST 1997
I'm curious about the possibility that two cys residues separated by four
intervening amino acids in a putative alpha helix ( in a transmembrane
domain) may be covalently linked.
1. Are the SH groups likely to be in a favorable conformation for this to
occur, or might they be linked to other TM domains.
2. Are cys residues in TM domains always part of disulfide-linked pairs?
Pointers to modelling sites on the web, references, or advice will be
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