Structural and functional similarity between Yersinia pestis capsular protein Caf1 and human interleukin-1 beta.

A comparative study of the structural and functional properties of recombinant Yersinia pestis Caf1 and human IL-1beta was performed. According to Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and circular dichroism (CD) data, IL-1beta and Caf1 are typical beta-structural proteins. Neither protein interacts with the hydrophobic probe ANS (8-anilino-1… (More)