The Importance of Ch / π Interactions to the Function of Carbohydrate Binding Proteins

Author(s): Michiro Muraki

Journal Name: Protein & Peptide Letters

Volume 9 , Issue 3 , 2002

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It is suggested that the interactions between the hydrophobic C-H groups of carbohydrate residues and the p-electron systems of aromatic amino-acid residues play an important role in the ligand-recognition function of carbohydrate-binding proteins. This review focuses on our recent structural and functional studies of human lysozyme and hevein-domain type lectins (wheat-germ agglutinin and Ac-AMP2) aimed at understanding how CH / π interactions are involved in the actual binding events.

Keywords: interaction, carbohydrate binding protein, cbp interaction

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Year: 2002
Published on: 01 March, 2012
Page: [195 - 209]
Pages: 15
DOI: 10.2174/0929866023408751
Price: $65

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