Institutional Research Information Service
UCL Logo
Please report any queries concerning the funding data grouped in the sections named "Externally Awarded" or "Internally Disbursed" (shown on the profile page) to your Research Finance Administrator. Your can find your Research Finance Administrator at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/research/rs-contacts.php by entering your department
Please report any queries concerning the student data shown on the profile page to:

Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk

Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
Publication Detail
Crystal structures of hen egg-white lysozyme complexes with gadolinium(III) and gadolinium(III)-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine.
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Journal Article
  • Authors:
    Perkins SJ, Johnson LN, Machin PA, Phillips DC
  • Publication date:
  • Pagination:
    21, 36
  • Journal:
    The Biochemical journal
  • Volume:
  • Issue:
  • Status:
  • Print ISSN:
Analysis at 0.25 nm resolution of the crystal structures of lysozyme-Gd(III) and lysozyme-Gd(III)-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (GlcNac), prepared by diffusion methods, show that there are two main binding positions for Gd(III), one of which is close to glutamic acid-35 and the other close to aspartic acid-52. The two sites are 0.36 nm part. There is no evidence for the weak binding of Gd(III) to any of the eight other carboxy groups of lysozyme. In the presence of Gd(III), the binding of GlcNac is similar to that observed for the binding of the beta-anomer in subsite C. There are numerous small conformational changes in the protein on binding (Gd(III) and the sugar, and these have been quantified to a first approximation by real-space refinement. These changes are similar in both structures, and involve, among other small movements, shifts of one of the disulphide bridges by up to 0.05 nm. The movement of residues 70--74 observed in the binary complex of lysozyme-GlcNac [Perkins, Johnson, Machin & Phillips (1978) Biochem. J. 173-617] is not observed in the ternary complex of lysozyme-Gd(III)-GlcNac. The nature of the lysozyme-Gd(III) complex is discussed in the light of evidence from other crystallographic studies and n.m.r. solution studies. Preliminary findings for a lysozyme-Gd(III) complex prepared by co-crystallization methods are reported.
Publication data is maintained in RPS. Visit https://rps.ucl.ac.uk
 More search options
UCL Researchers
Structural & Molecular Biology
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 2000

© UCL 1999–2011

Search by