benefits of leucine rich domain

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benefits of leucine rich domain

Post by yurixsa » Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:44 am

Does anyone know why it would be beneficial for a protein to have a leucine rich domain?

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Post by Jelanen » Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:08 am

Leucine rich domains on a protein provide a hydrophobic patch or area that can interact with other hydrophobic stuff (technical term there) in the cell like interior parts of membranes, lipids, cholesterols, etc. Leucine rich domains will also affect the secondary and tertiary structures of the proteins. This is far from a complete answer for this question, but I hope it gets you pointed in the right direction.

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