Journal article

Three-dimensional structure of the Mcg IgG1 immunoglobulin.

SS Rajan, KR Ely, EE Abola, MK Wood, PM Colman, RJ Athay, AB Edmundson

Mol Immunol | Published : 1983


The three-dimensional structure of an IgG1(lambda) immunoglobulin from a patient (Mcg) with amyloidosis was determined at 6.5-A resolution with X-ray diffraction techniques. The protein crystallized from water in the space group C2221, with a = 87.8, b = 111.3 and c = 186.3 A; the crystallographic asymmetric unit was a half-molecule consisting of one light and one heavy chain. The structure was solved by the multiple isomorphous replacement method with five heavy-atom derivatives. Electron density maps were interpreted with the aid of a protein modeling system used in conjunction with an Evans and Sutherland Picture System II graphics station. IgG1 molecules were tightly packed in the crysta..

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