A biophysical study of integral membrane protein folding.

@article{Hunt1997ABS,
  title={A biophysical study of integral membrane protein folding.},
  author={John Francis Hunt and Thomas N. Earnest and O Bousch{\'e} and Krishna K. Kalghatgi and Kevin C. Reilly and Csaba Horv{\'a}th and Kenneth J Rothschild and Donald M. Engelman},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={1997},
  volume={36 49},
  pages={15156-76}
}
In order to characterize the thermodynamic constraints on the process of integral membrane protein folding and assembly, we have conducted a biophysical dissection of the structure of bacteriorhodopsin (BR), a prototypical alpha-helical integral membrane protein. Seven polypeptides were synthesized, corresponding to each of the seven transmembrane alpha-helices in BR, and the structure of each individual polypeptide was characterized in reconstituted phospholipid vesicles. Five of the seven… CONTINUE READING

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