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Diversity of WD-repeat proteins.
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PMID:  18925368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The WD-repeat-containing proteins form a very large family that is diverse in both its function and domain structure. Within all these proteins the WD-repeat domains are thought to have two common features: the domain folds into a beta propeller; and the domains form a platform without any catalytic activity on which multiple protein complexes assemble reversibly. The fact that these proteins play such key roles in the formation of protein-protein complexes in nearly all the major pathways and organelles unique to eukaryotic cells has two important implications. It supports both their ancient and proto eukaryotic origins and supports a likely association with many genetic diseases.
Temple F Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sub-cellular biochemistry     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0306-0225     ISO Abbreviation:  Subcell. Biochem.     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-17     Completed Date:  2008-11-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0316571     Medline TA:  Subcell Biochem     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
BioMolecular Engineering Research Center, College of Engineering, Boston University, 36 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carrier Proteins / chemistry*
Models, Molecular
Protein Conformation
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carrier Proteins

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