Three-dimensional model of the pore form of anthrax protective antigen. Structure and biological implications.


Although pore formation by protective antigen (PA) is critical to cell intoxication by anthrax toxin (AT), the structure of the pore form of PA (the PA63 pore) has not been determined. Hence, in this study, the PA63 pore was modeled using the X-ray structures of monomeric PA and heptameric alpha-hemolysin (alpha-HL) as templates. The PA63 pore model… (More)


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