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The structure of the membrane anchor domain (VpuMA) of the HIV-1-specific accessory protein Vpu has been investigated in solution and in lipid bilayers by homonuclear two-dimensional and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, respectively. Simulated annealing calculations, using the nuclear Overhauser enhancement data for the soluble synthetic(More)
The secondary structure of birch pollen profilin, a potent human allergen, was elucidated by multidimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), as a prerequisite to study the interaction of this profilin with ligands for its poly-(L-proline) (PLP)-binding site. The chemical shifts of the 15N-labeled backbone amide groups were used to monitor complex(More)
The HIV-1 specific Vpu is a class I oligomeric membrane phosphoprotein of unknown structure and mechanism. The first experimental evidence for the position of secondary structural elements present in the hydrophilic C-terminal region of Vpu under various solution regimes is reported. CD data for nine overlapping 15 amino-acid fragments and 3 longer(More)
In order to gain insight into the structure of human parathyroid hormone (hPTH), four fragments [hPTH(1-34), hPTH(18-48), hPTH(28-48), and hPTH(53-84)], which cover all regions of the intact hormone, have been investigated by CD and NMR spectroscopy in combination with distance geometry, and restrained molecular dynamics and energy minimization(More)
The HIV-1-specific Vpu protein is an 81 amino acid class I integral membrane phosphoprotein that induces degradation of the virus receptor CD4 in the endoplasmic reticulum and enhances the release of virus particles from infected cells. Vpu is of amphipathic nature and consists of a hydrophobic N-terminal membrane anchor proximal to a polar C-terminal(More)
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