High-Resolution Structure and Localization of Amylin Nucleation Site in Detergent Micelles

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  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 39 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Conformational preferences of the amylin nucleation site in SDS micelles: an NMR study.

Mascioni, A.Porcelli, F.Ilangovan, U.Ramamoorthy, A.Veglia, G.

(2003) Biopolymers 69: 29-41

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/bip.10305
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP), or amylin, is a 37 amino acid hormone secreted by pancreatic beta-cells. hIAPP constitutes approximately 90% of the amyloid deposits found in type II diabetic patients. It has been shown that the central region of the peptide (hIAPP(20-29)) constitutes the nucleation site for the amyloidogenic process with F23 playing a key role in the formation of the beta-pleated structures. In addition, it has been proposed that an important stage in the cytotoxicity of hIAPP is its interaction with the beta-cell membranes. As a first step toward the characterization of the interaction of hIAPP with cell membranes, we determined conformational preferences of hIAPP(20-29) in membrane-mimicking environments. We found that upon interacting with negatively charged micelles, the dominant conformation of hIAPP(20-29) is a distorted type I beta-turn centered on residues F23 and G24, with F23, A25, and I26 forming a small hydrophobic cluster that may facilitate the interaction of this peptide with the membrane bilayer. Moreover, we were able to elucidate the topological orientation of the peptide that is absorbed on the micelle surface, with the hydrophobic cluster oriented toward the hydrocarbon region of the micelles and both N- and C-termini exposed to the solvent.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA.


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Islet amyloid polypeptide10N/AMutation(s): 0 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 39 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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  • Version 1.0: 2003-09-02
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2022-02-23
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations