The crystal structure of Echinococcus granulosus fatty-acid-binding protein 1.


We describe the 1.6 A crystal structure of the fatty-acid-binding protein EgFABP1 from the parasitic platyhelminth Echinococcus granulosus. E. granulosus causes hydatid disease, which is a major zoonosis. EgFABP1 has been implicated in the acquisition, storage, and transport of lipids, and may be important to the organism since it is incapable of… (More)


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