Metal analyses and the studies of the effects of EDTA on unfolding reactions have shown that α-lactalbumin is a calcium metalloprotein. The role of the calcium binding in its biological activity is considered. A plausible site of binding is presented on the basis of the metal-binding site of lysozyme and of the structural models of the protein based on the lysozyme structure.
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- Molecular Biology