The structure of crystalline profilinβ-actin

@article{Schutt1993TheSO,
title={The structure of crystalline profilin$\beta$-actin},
author={Clarence Schutt and James C. Myslik and Michael D. Rozycki and Nalin C. W. Goonesekere and Uno Lindberg},
journal={Nature},
year={1993},
volume={365},
pages={810-816}
}
• Published 28 October 1993
• Chemistry
• Nature
The three-dimensional structure of bovine profilinβ-actin has been solved to 2.55 Å resolution by X-ray crystallography. There are several significant local changes in the structure of β-actin compared with α-actin as well as an overall 5° rotation between its two major domains. Actin molecules in the crystal are organized into ribbons through intermolecular contacts like those found in oligomeric protein assemblies. Profilin forms two extensive contacts with the actin ribbon, one of which…
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