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X-ray analyses of peptide–inhibitor complexes define the structural basisof specificity for human and mouse renins

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  • V. Dhanaraj
  • C. G. Dealwis
  • C. Frazao
  • M. Badasso
  • B. L. Sibanda
  • I. J. Tickle
  • J. B. Cooper
  • H. P. C. Driessen
  • M. Newman
  • C. Aguilar
  • Professor Steve Wood
  • T. L. Blundell
  • P. M. Hobart
  • K. F. Geoghegan
  • M. J. Ammirati
  • D. E. Danley
  • B. A. O'connor
  • D. J. Hoover
X-ray analyses have defined the three-dimensional structures of crystals of mouse and human renins complexed with peptide inhibitors at resolutions of 1.9 and 2.8 Å, respectively. The exquisite specificity of renin arises partly from ordered loop regions at the periphery of the binding cleft. Although the pattern of main-chain hydrogen bonding in other aspartic proteinase inhibitor complexes is conserved in renins, differences in the positions of secondary structure elements (particularly helices) also lead to improved specificity in renins for angiotensinogen substrates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-472
JournalNature
Volume357
Issue number6378
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 1992

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