The structural basis of phage display elucidated by the crystal structure of the N-terminal domains of g3p.Lubkowski, J., Hennecke, F., Pluckthun, A., Wlodawer, A.
(1998) Nat Struct Biol 5: 140-147
- PubMed: 9461080
- DOI: 10.1038/nsb0298-140
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
- PubMed Abstract:
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Spada, S., Pluckthun, A.
(1997) Nat Med 3: 694
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Riechmann, L., Holliger, P.
(1997) Cell 90: 351
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Holliger, P., Riechmann, L.
(1997) Structure 5: 265
The structure of the two N-terminal domains of the gene 3 protein of filamentous phages (residues 1-217) has been solved by multiwavelength anomalous diffraction and refined at 1.46 A resolution. Each domain consists of either five or eight beta-strands and a single alpha-helix ...
The structure of the two N-terminal domains of the gene 3 protein of filamentous phages (residues 1-217) has been solved by multiwavelength anomalous diffraction and refined at 1.46 A resolution. Each domain consists of either five or eight beta-strands and a single alpha-helix. Despite missing sequence homology, their cores superimposed with a root-mean-square deviation of 2 A. The domains are engaged in extensive interactions, resulting in a horseshoe shape with aliphatic amino acids and threonines lining the inside, delineating the likely binding site for the F-pilus. The glycine-rich linker connecting the domains is invisible in the otherwise highly ordered structure and may confer flexibility between the domains required during the infection process.
Macromolecular Structure Laboratory, ABL-Basic Research Program, NCI-FCRDC, Frederick, Maryland 21702, USA.