Tertiary structure of plant RuBisCO: domains and their contacts.

  title={Tertiary structure of plant RuBisCO: domains and their contacts.},
  author={M. S. Chapman and Se Won Suh and Paul M. G. Curmi and Duilio Cascio and W Wendell Smith and David S Eisenberg},
  volume={241 4861},
The three-dimensional structure of ribulose-1,5-biphosphate carboxylase-oxygenase (RuBisCO), has been determined at 2.6 A resolution. This enzyme initiates photosynthesis by combining carbon dioxide with ribulose bisphosphate to form two molecules of 3-phosphoglycerate. In plants, RuBisCO is built from eight large (L) and eight small (S) polypeptide chains, or subunits. Both S chains and the NH2-terminal domain (N) of L are antiparallel beta, "open-face-sandwich" domains with four-stranded beta… CONTINUE READING

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