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Cell. 1993 Nov 19;75(4):717-28.

Affinity panning of a library of peptides displayed on bacteriophages reveals the binding specificity of BiP.

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Department of Biochemistry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas 75235.


We have used affinity panning of libraries of bacteriophages that display random octapeptide or dodecapeptide sequences at the N-terminus of the adsorption protein (pIII) to characterize peptides that bind to the endoplasmic reticulum chaperone BiP and to develop a scoring system that predicts potential BiP-binding sequences in naturally occurring polypeptides. BiP preferentially binds peptides containing a subset of aromatic and hydrophobic amino acids in alternating positions, suggesting that peptides bind in an extended conformation, with the side chains of alternating residues pointing into a cleft on the BiP molecule. Synthetic peptides with sequences corresponding to those displayed by BiP-binding bacteriophages bind to BiP and stimulate its ATPase activity, with a half-maximal concentration in the range 10-60 microM.

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