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Biochemistry. 1991 Apr 9;30(14):3356-64.

1H assignments and secondary structure determination of the soybean trypsin/chymotrypsin Bowman-Birk inhibitor.

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Chemical Biodynamics Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley 94720.

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  • Biochemistry 1991 Oct 22;30(42):10362.


The 1H resonance assignments and secondary structure of the trypsin/chymotrypsin Bowman-Birk inhibitor from soybeans were determined by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) at 600 MHz in an 18% acetonitrile-d3/aqueous cosolvent. Resonances from 69 of 71 amino acids were assigned sequence specifically. Residues Q11-T15 form an antiparallel beta-sheet with residues Q21-S25 in the tryptic inhibitory domain and an analogous region of antiparallel sheet forms between residues S38-A42 and Q48-V52 in the chymotryptic inhibitory domain. The inhibitory sites of each fragment (K16-S17 for trypsin, L43-S44 for chymotrypsin) are each part of a type VI like turn at one end of their respective region of the antiparallel beta-sheet. These structural elements are compared to those found in other Bowman-Birk inhibitors.

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