A leucine-rich repeat variant with a novel repetitive protein structural motif

  title={A leucine-rich repeat variant with a novel repetitive protein structural motif},
  author={John W. Peters and Michael H. B. Stowell and Douglas C. Rees},
  journal={Nature Structural Biology},
The structure of the leucine-rich repeat variant protein reveals a novel fold consisting of alternating α- and 3_(10)-helices arranged in a right-handed superhelix that follows an N-terminal 4Fe:4S cluster-containing domain. 
Leucines on a roll
  • B. Kobe
  • Physics, Biology
    Nature Structural Biology
  • 1996
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