Structural changes in retinol binding protein induced by retinol removal. A molecular dynamics study
Relationships between structure and function for retinol binding protein (RBP) are elucidated with help of a 2.0 Å resolution X-ray structure of the holo-protein and an average molecular dynamics (MD structure of the apo-form. Comparisons between MD simulations of bot the apo- and holo-forms with the X-ray holo-structure show conformational changes in apo-RBP that may be functionally significant. The average three dimensional structure obtained for apo-RBP is compared to the related protein apo-β-lactoglobulin. Available biochemical information is consistent with structure/function relationships derived here. © 1986 Academic Press, Inc.
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Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Sandblom, P., Åqvist, J., Jones, T., Newcomer, M., van Gunsteren, W., & Tapia, O. (1986). Structural changes in retinol binding protein induced by retinol removal. A molecular dynamics study. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 139 (2), 564-570. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0006-291X(86)80028-6