An overview of structural studies of the collagen triple helix

Rachel Kramer Green, Helen M. Berman

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Abstract

Collagen, a protein found ubiquitously in vertebrate and invertebrate species, has a triple-helical structure that has been historically elucidated through fiber studies. More recently, single crystal X-ray experiments have corroborated, expanded upon, and clarified what was known from the earlier studies. Here we offer a survey of the triplehelical entries present in the Protein Data Bank (PDB) and a discussion of how these studies have provided new insight into the hydrogen bonding patterns, atomic structure, hydration and helical symmetry of the collllgen molecule.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomolecular Forms and Functions
Subtitle of host publicationA Celebration of 50 Years of the Ramachandran Map
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Pages17-37
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9789814449144
ISBN (Print)9789814449137
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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