Both N- and C-terminal regions of the bioactive N-terminal fragment of the neutrophil granule bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein are required for stability and function.


An N-terminal fragment (residues 1-199) of the 456-residue human bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein (BPI), isolated after limited proteolysis, exhibits antibacterial and LPS-neutralizing activities equal to or greater than those of holo-BPI. To assess minimal structural requirements for bioactivity, mutant species of BPI were expressed in vivo by… (More)


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