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Alpha-lactalbumin possesses a distinct zinc binding site.

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It has been proposed that the binding of Zn2+ to alpha-lactalbumin switches the conformation to one akin to a state intermediate in the folding of the protein. However, the high resolution x-ray crystal structure of human alpha-lactalbumin-Zn2+ complex at 1.7-A resolution (pH 7.6) does not reveal any significant change in conformation from the native state. The Zn2+ ion binds specifically in the "cleft" of alpha-lactalbumin (the region which forms the active site of the homologous protein lys...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Structural Biology
Acharya, KR More by this author
Journal:
The Journal of biological chemistry
Volume:
268
Issue:
26
Pages:
19292-19298
Publication date:
1993-09-05
EISSN:
1083-351X
ISSN:
0021-9258
URN:
uuid:2ca8c68b-badc-4df0-aced-e8ea1a6c1458
Source identifiers:
28016
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pubs:28016

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