α-Lactalbumin: A calcium metalloprotein

Yoshiki Hiraoka, Tatsuhisa Segawa, Kunihiro Kuwajima, Shintaro Sugai, Norio Murai

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1098-1104
Number of pages7
JournalTopics in Catalysis
Volume95
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1980 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology

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