Kalbitzer, Hans Robert and Maeda, K. and Rösch, A. and Maéda, Y. and Geyer, M. and Beneicke, W. and Neidig, K. P. and Wittinghofer, A. (1991) C-terminal structure and mobility of rabbit skeletal muscle light meromyosin as studied by one- and two-dimensional ¹H NMR spectroscopy and X-ray small-angle scattering. Biochemistry 30 (32), pp. 8083-8091.
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Intact rabbit myosin and two different C-terminal fragments of rabbit muscle light meromyosin (LMM) expressed in Escherichia coli, LMM-30, and LMM-30C', were studied by 1H NMR spectroscopy. X-ray small-angle scattering shows that at high ionic strength two polypeptide chains of LMM-30 (which consists of the C-terminal 262 amino acids of myosin heavy chain) or LMM-30C' (which corresponds to LMM-30 but lacks the last 17 residues) assemble to form an alpha-helical coiled-coil as it is found also in myosin. The last 12 C-terminal residues of one polypeptide chain of LMM-30 and the last 9 C-terminal residues of the other chain are very mobile. The last 8 residues of the two strands are equivalent from the NMR point of view and unfolded; the valine residues in position 255 in the two strands are not equivalent, suggesting an interaction between the two strands, Ser-252, Arg-253, and Asp-254 are completely immobilized in one of the polypeptide strands and partly mobile in the other. Essentially the same pattern is observed in intact myosin. In spite of the large molecular weights of LMM-30 and LMM-30C', it is possible to resolve almost all aromatic residues and to determine the pK values of all the 4 tyrosine and of 9 (out of 10) histidine residues. The tyrosine residues in the two strands are equivalent in the two polypeptide chains and both have a pK of 10.5. The pK values of the histidine residues vary between 5.7 and 7.0.
|Institutions:||Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Biophysik und physikalische Biochemie > Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans Robert Kalbitzer|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 570 Life sciences|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||07 Sep 2010 08:18|
|Last Modified:||07 Sep 2010 08:18|
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