Molecular interactions in paracrystals of a fragment corresponding to the alpha-helical coiled-coil rod portion of glial fibrillary acidic protein: evidence for an antiparallel packing of molecules and polymorphism related to intermediate filament structure


We have expressed in Escherichia coli a fragment of c-DNA that broadly corresponds to the alpha-helical coiled-coil rod section of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and have used the resultant protein to prepare paracrystals in which molecular interactions can be investigated. An engineered fragment of mouse GFAP c-DNA was inserted into a modified… (More)


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