Peptide of human apolipoprotein C-II

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 20 
  • Conformers Submitted: 19 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with acceptable covalent geometry 

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Structure of a biologically active fragment of human serum apolipoprotein C-II in the presence of sodium dodecyl sulfate and dodecylphosphocholine.

Storjohann, R.Rozek, A.Sparrow, J.T.Cushley, R.J.

(2000) Biochim Biophys Acta 1486: 253-264

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s1388-1981(00)00062-7
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    We have studied the three-dimensional structure of a biologically active peptide of apolipoprotein C-II (apoC-II) in the presence of lipid mimetics by CD and NMR spectroscopy. This peptide, corresponding to residues 44-79 of apoC-II, has been shown to reverse the symptoms of genetic apoC-II deficiency in a human subject. A comparison of alpha-proton secondary shifts and CD spectroscopic data indicates that the structure of apoC-II(44-79) is similar in the presence of dodecylphosphocholine and sodium dodecyl sulfate. The three-dimensional structure of apoC-II(44-79) in the presence of sodium dodecyl sulfate, determined by relaxation matrix calculations, contains two amphipathic helical domains formed by residues 50-58 and 67-75, separated by a non-helical linker centered at Tyr63. The C-terminal helix is terminated by a loop formed by residues 76-79. The C-terminal helix is better defined and has a larger hydrophobic face than the N-terminal helix, which leads us to propose that the C-terminal helix together with the non-helical Ile66 constitute the primary lipid binding domain of apoC-II(44-79). Based on our structure we suggest a new mechanism of lipoprotein lipase activation in which both helices of apoC-II(44-79) remain lipid bound, while the seven-residue interhelical linker extends away from the lipid surface in order to project Tyr63 into the apoC-II binding site of lipoprotein lipase.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

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MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
APOLIPOPROTEIN C-II36Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 20 
  • Conformers Submitted: 19 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with acceptable covalent geometry 

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2000-11-15
    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: 2018-03-14
    Changes: Data collection, Derived calculations, Experimental preparation, Source and taxonomy
  • Version 1.4: 2024-04-10
    Changes: Data collection, Database references