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Human eosinophil major basic protein 2: location of disulfide bonds and free sulfhydryl groups.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The protein journal
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
1
Pages
13–18
Identifiers
PMID: 17136616
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

Eosinophil granule major basic protein 2 (MBP2 or major basic protein homolog) is a paralog of major basic protein (MBP1) and, similar to MBP1, is cytotoxic and cytostimulatory in vitro. MBP2, a small protein of 13,433 Da molecular weight, contains 10 cysteine residues. Mass spectrometry shows two cystine disulfide linkages (Cys20-Cys115 and Cys92-Cys107) and 6 cysteine residues with free sulfhydryl groups (Cys2, Cys23, Cys42, Cys43, Cys68, and Cys96). MBP2, similar to MBP1, has conserved motifs in common with C-type lectins. The disulfide bond locations are conserved among human MBP1, MBP2 and C-type lectins.

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