finding oligomers with "intertwined" structure
AEVDOKIMOZ at cinci.rr.com
Tue Aug 20 21:55:52 EST 2002
Look into the cys-protease superfamily, especially the cathepsins, there are
some interesting examples. IIRC, many proteases are expressed as single
gene pre-proteins, then cleaved (often by themselves) into mature forms
which are, technically, heterodimers.
Hope this helps,
"Frank Fürst" <ffrank at rz.uni-potsdam.de> wrote in message
news:87y9b1p7tb.fsf at pc201-37.biochem.uni-potsdam.de...
> I am looking for examples of oligomeric proteins that don't consist of
> associated independent structural domains, but rather form one domain
> from the two (or more) polypeptide chains. I know of some examples: the
> heterooligomers pea (2ltn) and lentil (1len, 1lal) lectin, which result
> from proteolytical processing of one gene product, and some fibrous
> phage proteins (e.g. see Mitraki et al, J. Struct. Biol. 137(2002),
> 236ff) or the C-terminal domain of homotrimeric P22 tailspike protein
> (1tsp). But I'd like to have more of them.
> Does anybody have an idea, or even a complete program or database link,
> how I could search the protein structure database (pdb) for such
> Thanks in advance,
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