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Coric P , Saribas AS , Abou-Gharbia M , Childers W , Condra JH , White MK , Safak M , Bouaziz S
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Structure of the Human Polyoma JC Virus Agnoprotein
J Cell Biochem. 2017 Oct;118(10) :3268-3280
PMID: 28295503    PMCID: PMC5550335   
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Agnoprotein is an important regulatory protein of the human polyoma JC virus (JCV) and plays critical roles during the viral replication cycle. It forms highly stable dimers and oligomers through its Leu/Ile/Phe-rich domain, which is important for the stability and function of the protein. We recently resolved the partial 3D structure of this protein by NMR using a synthetic peptide encompassing amino acids Thr17 to Gln52, where the Leu/Ile/Phe- rich region was found to adopt a major alpha-helix conformation spanning amino acids 23-39. Here, we report the resolution of the 3D structure of full-length JCV agnoprotein by NMR, which not only confirmed the existence of the previously reported major alpha-helix domain at the same position but also revealed the presence of an additional minor alpha-helix region spanning amino acid residues Leu6 to lys13. The remaining regions of the protein adopt an intrinsically unstructured conformation. J. Cell. Biochem. 118: 3268-3280, 2017. (c) 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
1097-4644 Coric, Pascale Saribas, A Sami Abou-Gharbia, Magid Childers, Wayne Condra, Jon H White, Martyn K Safak, Mahmut ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2452-3810 Bouaziz, Serge R01 NS090949/NS/NINDS NIH HHS/United States Journal Article United States J Cell Biochem. 2017 Oct;118(10):3268-3280. doi: 10.1002/jcb.25977. Epub 2017 May 3.