Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Homology modeling deduced 3D structure of the <i>Cry</i>1Ab22 toxin
Authors: Kashyap, S
Singh, B D
Amla, D V
Keywords: 3D structure
Homology modelling
<i>Bacillus thuringiensis</i>
Issue Date: Apr-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: <img src='/image/spc_char/delta1.gif' border=0>-Endotoxin<i> Cry</i>1Ab22 is produced by <i>Bacillus thuringiensis</i> BtS2491Ab. The toxic spectrum of this protein is reported to span Lepidopteron and Dipteran. Here, we predict the theoretical structural model of newly reported <i>Cry</i>1Ab22 toxin by homology modeling method on the structure of the <i>Cry</i>1Aa toxin. Proposed model resembles the target by sharing common three dimensional, three domain structure. The main differences being located in the length of loops, absence of helixes (<img src='/image/spc_char/alpha.gif' border=0>7b, <img src='/image/spc_char/alpha.gif' border=0>10a,<img src='/image/spc_char/alpha.gif' border=0> 10b,<img src='/image/spc_char/alpha.gif' border=0>11a) and presence of additional components <img src='/image/spc_char/beta.gif' border=0>21, <img src='/image/spc_char/alpha.gif' border=0>9b). Few of the components like <img src='/image/spc_char/alpha.gif' border=0>9a,<img src='/image/spc_char/alpha.gif' border=0>9b and <img src='/image/spc_char/alpha.gif' border=0> 12a are positioned spatially at different locations. A better understanding of the 3D structure will be helpful in designing the domain swapping and mutagenesis experiments aimed at improving toxicity, and will lead to a deeper understanding of the common mechanism of toxins.
Description: 202-206
ISSN: 0975-0967 (Online); 0972-5849 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJBT Vol.10(2) [April 2011]

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
IJBT 10(2) 202-206.pdf173.3 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in NOPR are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.