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Improving the efficiency of the Gaussian conformational database potential for the refinement of protein and nucleic acid structures

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Neudecker, Philipp ; Sticht, Heinrich ; Rösch, Paul:
Improving the efficiency of the Gaussian conformational database potential for the refinement of protein and nucleic acid structures.
In: Journal of Biomolecular NMR. Vol. 21 (2001) Issue 4 . - pp. 373-375.
ISSN 1573-5001
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1013369107271

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Profilin is a panallergen which is recognised by IgE from about 20% of birch pollen- and plant food-allergic patients. Little is known about epitope diversity among these homologous proteins, and about the correlation between IgE-cross-reactivity and allergenic reactivity. Plant food profilins from pear (Pyr c 4) and cherry (Pru av 4) were cloned by polymerase chain reaction and produced in Escherichia coli BL21. The profilins were purified as non-fusion proteins by affinity chromatography on poly-(L-proline)-Sepharose and characterized by immunoblotting, IgE-inhibition experiments and histamine release assays. The coding regions of the cDNA of pear and cherry profilin were identified as a 393 bp open reading frame. The deduced amino acid sequences showed high identities with birch pollen profilin Bet v 2 (76-83%) and other allergenic plant profilins. Pyr c 4 and Pru av 4 were investigated for their immunological properties in comparison with profilins from celery (Api g 4) and birch pollen (Bet v 2). Fourty-three of 49 patients (88%), preselected for an IgE-reactivity with Bet v 2 showed specific IgE-antibodies to the recombinant pear protein, 92% of the sera were positive with the recombinant cherry allergen and 80% of the sera were reactive with the celery protein. Inhibition experiments showed a strong cross-reactivity of IgE with profilins from plant food and birch pollen. However, IgE binding profiles also indicated the presence of epitope differences among related profilins. All investigated profilins, Pyr c 4, Pru av 4, Api g 4 and Bet v 2, presented almost identical allergenic properties in cellular mediator release tests. Therefore, cross-reactivities between related profilins may explain pollen-related allergy to food in a minority of patients. The nucleotide sequences reported have been submitted to the Genbank database under accession numbers AF129424 (Pyr c 4) and AF129425 (Pru av 4).

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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: 25 Jan 2019 09:37
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 05:37
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/47032