1LFC

BOVINE LACTOFERRICIN (LFCINB), NMR, 20 STRUCTURES


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: LEAST RESTRAINT VIOLATION 

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Literature

Three-dimensional solution structure of lactoferricin B, an antimicrobial peptide derived from bovine lactoferrin.

Hwang, P.M.Zhou, N.Shan, X.Arrowsmith, C.H.Vogel, H.J.

(1998) Biochemistry 37: 4288-4298

  • DOI: 10.1021/bi972323m

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The solution structure of bovine lactoferricin (LfcinB) has been determined using 2D 1H NMR spectroscopy. LfcinB is a 25-residue antimicrobial peptide released by pepsin cleavage of lactoferrin, an 80 kDa iron-binding glycoprotein with many immunolog ...

    The solution structure of bovine lactoferricin (LfcinB) has been determined using 2D 1H NMR spectroscopy. LfcinB is a 25-residue antimicrobial peptide released by pepsin cleavage of lactoferrin, an 80 kDa iron-binding glycoprotein with many immunologically important functions. The NMR structure of LfcinB reveals a somewhat distorted antiparallel beta-sheet. This contrasts with the X-ray structure of bovine lactoferrin, in which residues 1-13 (of LfcinB) form an alpha-helix. Hence, this region of lactoferricin B appears able to adopt a helical or sheetlike conformation, similar to what has been proposed for the amyloidogenic prion proteins and Alzheimer's beta-peptides. LfcinB has an extended hydrophobic surface comprised of residues Phe1, Cys3, Trp6, Trp8, Pro16, Ile18, and Cys20. The side chains of these residues are well-defined in the NMR structure. Many hydrophilic and positively charged residues surround the hydrophobic surface, giving LfcinB an amphipathic character. LfcinB bears numerous similarities to a vast number of cationic peptides which exert their antimicrobial activities through membrane disruption. The structures of many of these peptides have been well characterized, and models of their membrane-permeabilizing mechanisms have been proposed. The NMR solution structure of LfcinB may be more relevant to membrane interaction than that suggested by the X-ray structure of intact lactoferrin. Based on the solution structure, it is now possible to propose potential mechanisms for the antimicrobial action of LfcinB.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
LACTOFERRICIN
A
25Bos taurusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: LTF
EC: 3.4.21.-
Find proteins for P24627 (Bos taurus)
Go to Gene View: LTF
Go to UniProtKB:  P24627
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: LEAST RESTRAINT VIOLATION 
  • Olderado: 1LFC Olderado
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
X-PLORphasing
X-PLORmodel building
X-PLORrefinement

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1998-11-04
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-24
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance