Journal article

LOCATION OF AN ALPHA-HELIX IN FRAGMENT-96-133 FROM BOVINE SOMATOTROPIN BY H-1-NMR SPECTROSCOPY

PR GOOLEY, NE MACKENZIE

BIOCHEMISTRY | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 1988

Abstract

By use of two-dimensional NMR techniques most of the proton resonances (greater than 90%) are assigned for the tryptic digest fragment 96-133 of bovine somatotropin in 30% 2,2,2-trifluoroethanol-d3/70% H2O. Qualitative analysis of the nuclear Overhauser enhancement (NOE) data indicates that a region of alpha-helix spans residues 106-128, while the N- and C-terminal regions assume nonregular structures. Amide-exchange rates and comparison of two-dimensional NOE spectra indicate that the most stable piece of helix spans residues 120-125 and that this piece of helix is stable in water at 25 degrees C. Evidence is given to support the fact that intermolecular association of the helical segments ..

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