Ring and zipper formation is the key to understanding the structural variety in all-β proteins

Ryotaro Koike, Kengo Kinoshita, Akinori Kidera

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Abstract

A novel structural classification of β proteins is presented from the viewpoint of the ring-shaped structure and the zipper-like contact pattern, based on the fact that 92% and 60% of β proteins have the ring topology and the zippered contact pattern, respectively. We discuss the implication of the unexpectedly high preference for the ring and zippered structures in connection with the folding process of β proteins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
JournalFEBS Letters
Volume533
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 2
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Classification of β proteins
  • Protein three-dimensional structure
  • Relative contact order
  • Ring structure
  • Zippered structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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