Lipid-transfer proteins from plants: Structure and binding properties

  title={Lipid-transfer proteins from plants: Structure and binding properties},
  author={Françoise Guerbette and Mich{\`e}le Grosbois and Alain Jolliot-Croquin and J. -C. Kader and Alain Zachowski},
  journal={Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry},
Plant cells contain lipid-transfer proteins (LTPs) able to transfer phospholipids between membranes in vitro. Plant LTPs share in common structural and functional features. Recent structural studies carried out by NMR and X-ray crystallography on an LTP isolated from maize seeds have showed that this protein involves four helices packed against a C-terminal region and stabilized by four disulfide bridges. A most striking feature of this structure is the existence of an internal hydrophobic… CONTINUE READING
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