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Bioinformatics (Oxford, England)

A motif of a microbial starch-binding domain found in human genethonin.


PMID 12424126

Abstract

The sequence of the starch-binding domain present in 10% of amylolytic enzymes of microbial origin and classified as the carbohydrate-binding module family 20, was identified in the equivalent part of sequence of human genethonin, a skeletal muscle protein of unknown function. The sequence identity between the starch-binding domain from Bacillus sp. strain 1011 cyclodextrin glucanotransferase and the corresponding segment of human genethonin was higher than 28%. The amino acid residues known to be involved in the raw starch binding were found to be conserved in the genethonin sequence. The three-dimensional structure of the genethonin 'starch-binding domain' was modelled and its eventual function briefly discussed.