Alpha-helical coiled-coil oligomerization domains in extracellular proteins.

Subunit oligomerization of many proteins is mediated by alpha-helical coiled-coil domains. 3,4-Hydrophobic heptad repeat sequences, the characteristic feature of the coiled-coil protein folding motif, have been found in a wide variety of gene products including cytoskeletal, nuclear, muscle, cell surface, extracellular, plasma, bacterial, and viral proteins… CONTINUE READING