Toward a high-resolution structure of phospholamban: design of soluble transmembrane domain mutants.


Determination of a high-resolution structure of the phospholamban (PLB) transmembrane domain by X-ray crystallography or NMR is handicapped by the hydrophobic nature of the peptide. Interestingly, the crystal structure of the five-stranded parallel coiled-coil oligomerization domain from cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMPcc) shows marked similarities… (More)