Nanospring behaviour of ankyrin repeats

@article{Lee2006NanospringBO,
  title={Nanospring behaviour of ankyrin repeats},
  author={Gwangrog Lee and Khadar H. Abdi and Yong Jiang and Peter Michaely and Vann Bennett and Piotr E. Marszalek},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={440},
  pages={246-249}
}
Ankyrin repeats are an amino-acid motif believed to function in protein recognition; they are present in tandem copies in diverse proteins in nearly all phyla. Ankyrin repeats contain antiparallel α-helices that can stack to form a superhelical spiral. Visual inspection of the extrapolated structure of 24 ankyrin-R repeats indicates the possibility of… CONTINUE READING