Folding of Spectrin's SH3 Domain in the Presence of Spectrin Repeats
2005 (English)In: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters, Vol. 10, 595-612 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The multifunctional protein spectrin contains several different structural motifs, such as spectrin repeats and a SH3 domain. Both triple-helix spectrin repeats and the SH3 domain are believed to form independent structural entities. In a-spectrins the SH3 domain is localized to repeat 9, where it is positioned between helix B and helix C in the repeat unit. The presence of SH3 in repeat 9 decreases the thermal stability considerably of this repeat unit while another insert in helix C does not seem to affect the stability. Addition of one or two adjacent repeat units increases the thermal stability from ca 25°C to ~41 and ~48°C, respectively. Despite the differences in thermal stability, the folding properties of peptides comprising the SH3 domain only or together with one or more repeats are more or less the same.
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2005. Vol. 10, 595-612 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-13232OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-13232DiVA: diva2:152903