Scanning tunneling microscopy of a wheat seed storage protein reveals details of an unusual supersecondary structure

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Miles, M. J., Carr, H. J., McMaster, T. C., Ianson, K. J., Belton, P. S., Morris, V. J., Field, J. M., Shewry, P. R. and Tatham, A. S. 1991. Scanning tunneling microscopy of a wheat seed storage protein reveals details of an unusual supersecondary structure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 88 (1), pp. 68-71.

AuthorsMiles, M. J., Carr, H. J., McMaster, T. C., Ianson, K. J., Belton, P. S., Morris, V. J., Field, J. M., Shewry, P. R. and Tatham, A. S.
Abstract

Scanning tunneling microscopy has been used to demonstrate that a spiral structure based on -reverse turns is adopted by the repeat sequences present in a group of wheat gluten proteins. This structure is smilar to the «spiral formed by a synthetic polypentapeptide based on a repeat sequence present in elastin. Wheat gluten and elastin are both elastomeric and it is possible that the spiral structure contributes to this property.

KeywordsRRES175; 175_Plant sciences
Year of Publication1991
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Journal citation88 (1), pp. 68-71
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1073/pnas.88.1.68
Open accessPublished as non-open access
ISSN00278424
PublisherNational Academy of Sciences

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