Crystal Structure of a Sweet Protein, Monellin, at 5.5-Å Resolution

Gail Tomlinson, Craig Ogata, Whan chul Shin, Sung Hou Kim, Whan chul Shin

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Abstract

A 5.5-Å resolution crystal structure of an intensely sweet protein, monellin, has been determined on the basis of four isomorphous heavy-atom derivatives. The structure reveals many protruded features unlike most globular proteins. There are four monellin molecules in the asymmetric unit of the crystal and two dimer molecules related by a noncrystallographic twofold axis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5772-5774
Number of pages3
JournalBiochemistry
Volume22
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1983

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