Circular dichroism and conformation of human alpha1-antitrypsin.

The solution conformation of alpha 1-antitrypsin from human blood plasma was studied by the circular dichroism (CD) probe. The CD spectra revealed in this glycoprotein approximately 16-20% of alpha-helix, the rest of the main polypeptide chain possessing the pleated sheet (beta) and the aperiodic structures. The conformation was stable between pH 4.7 and 8… CONTINUE READING