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3THK: Structure Of Sh3 Chimera With A Type Ii Ligand Linked To The Chain C- Terminal
J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn. (2011) 29 p.485-495
A new chimeric protein, named WT-CIIA, was designed by connecting the proline-rich decapeptide PPPVPPYSAG to the C-terminus of the alpha-spectrin SH3 domain through a natural twelve-residue linker to obtain a single-chain model that would imitate intramolecular SH3-ligand interaction. The crystal structure of this fusion protein was determined at 1.7 A resolution. The asymmetric unit of the crystal contained two SH3 globules contacting with one PPPVPPY fragment located between them. The domains are related by the two-fold non-crystallographic axis and the ligand lies in two opposite orientations with respect to the conservative binding sites of SH3 domains.