Metal-ion affinity and specificity in EF-hand proteins: coordination geometry and domain plasticity in parvalbumin.Cates, M.S., Berry, M.B., Ho, E.L., Li, Q., Potter, J.D., Phillips Jr., G.N.
(1999) Structure 7: 1269-1278
- PubMed: 10545326
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0969-2126(00)80060-x
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
1B8C, 1B8L, 1B8R, 1B9A
- PubMed Abstract:
The EF-hand family is a large set of Ca(2+)-binding proteins that contain characteristic helix-loop-helix binding motifs that are highly conserved in sequence. Members of this family include parvalbumin and many prominent regulatory proteins such as calmodulin and troponin C. EF-hand proteins are involved in a variety of physiological processes including cell-cycle regulation, second messenger production, muscle contraction, microtubule organization and vision.
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