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Structure and activity of a chimeric interleukin-8-melanoma-growth-stimulatory- activity protein

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Sticht, Heinrich ; Auer, Manfred ; Schmitt, Bettina ; Besemer, Jürgen ; Horcher, Markus ; Kirsch, Thomas ; Lindley, Ivan J. D. ; Rösch, Paul:
Structure and activity of a chimeric interleukin-8-melanoma-growth-stimulatory- activity protein.
In: European Journal of Biochemistry. Vol. 235 (January 1996) . - pp. 26-35.
ISSN 1432-1033

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A 72-amino-acid chimeric protein, Chi1, was constructed from the N-terminal part of interleukin 8, IL-8-(1-53), and the C-terminal part of melanoma growth stimulatory activity, MGSA-(54-72). Chi1 protein showed receptor-binding specificity and biological activity similar, but not identical to IL-8 and decidedly different from MGSA. The structure of Chi1 was determined in solution by two-dimensional NMR and molecular-dynamics calculations. The structure resembled the structures of MGSA and IL-8 closely, containing a triple-stranded beta-sheet in the IL-8 part and an amphipathic alpha-helix in the MGSA part. Chi1 formed dimers at millimolar concentrations via the first strand from the N-terminus, analogous to IL-8 and MGSA. In contrast to the latter molecules, however, the alpha-helix of Chi1 did not pack against the beta-sheet part, but was an independent structural element. This structural difference could be explained mainly by the modulation of hydrophobic interactions between the helix and the rest of the protein in Chi1 as compared to IL-8 and MGSA. It is concluded that tight helix packing is not required for receptor binding and biological activity of Chi1.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Former Professors > Chair Biopolymers - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Paul Rösch
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Former Professors
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Biopolymers
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 540 Chemistry
500 Science > 570 Life sciences, biology
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 08:29
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 05:37
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/46886