Beta propellers: structural rigidity and functional diversity

Curr Opin Struct Biol. 1999 Dec;9(6):715-21. doi: 10.1016/s0959-440x(99)00035-4.


Recently solved structures and proposed models have helped to reveal the structural characteristics of the beta-propeller fold, as well as the features that contribute to its high rigidity and stability. Possible strategies for identifying beta-propeller proteins in newly characterised sequences are helping to overcome the problems of predicting the beta-propeller fold from amino acid sequences.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Models, Molecular
  • Protein Conformation*
  • Protein Folding*