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    Every cage has a total solvent-accessible surface region of 148 000 A2 as well as a total area buried within the inter-subunit interfaces of 74 000 A2. The two cages had identical packing with the subunits. By aligning 1 subunit, the Ca traces of all subunits in the two cages superposed perfectly. The crystals have been grown within the presence of 1.six M NaCl and 20 glycerol, and at least 30 Na+ and 8 Clions, and 12 glycerol molecules were discovered in the asymmetric unit (Table 1). Na+ and Clions wereFEBS Open Bio 7 (2017) 1196207 2017 The Authors. Published by FEBS Press and John Wiley Sons Ltd.L. Wang et al.Structure-based design of nanoparticle immunogensFig. two. Sequence alignment showing the inserted peptide sequences of Hpf-E1 and Hpf-E2 relative towards the Hpf sequence. Sequence segments that form a-helices are marked having a cylinder beneath the sequences. A short sequence that has inter-subunit b-strand hydrogen bonds using a neighboring subunit is also marked with an arrow. The MtrE loop 1 peptide is inserted in Hpf-E1 just after Thr33, with the inserted peptide sequence highlighted in red. In Hpf-E2, the MtrE loop 2 peptide is inserted in the N terminus (inserted sequence highlighted in purple), flanked by two Cys residues, which if kind a disulfide will restrict the peptide to fold into a b-hairpin loop with appropriate register of the cross-strand hydrogen bonds.assigned based on their coordination and favorable charged environments. Na+ tends to have octahedral coordination with hydrogen bond acceptor groups at two.4 A distances. Clinteracts with hydrogen bond donors at distances of 3.0.four A. Additionally, six 3+ Fe ions (although modeled as Fe3+ inside the structure, the oxidation state on the ion is unclear, and from right here on, it can be known as Fe) have been modeled within the structure at the fourfold symmetry vertex, every coordinated by four histidine side chains (His164 in Hpf-E1) in a plane and two water molecules at the axial positions. The identical internet sites are occupied by Fe ions inside the Hpf structure [18]. 4 of the Fe ions were at the fourfold crystallographic symmetry axes. The electron MnPO, rather than the MPO or LPO, are activated (express Fos density match effectively with Fe with B variables of 383 A2; modeling them as water or Na+ would lead to a sizable peak of residual optimistic electron density. For the reason that no Fe was added in the purification and crystallization method, the Fe ions have been most likely to be incorporated when the protein was synthesized in E. coli cells. No Fe was modeled at the ferroxidase center, where two Fe ions are anticipated to bind next to one another and be coordinated by the side chains of four Glu, 1 Gln, and one particular His [18]. Rather, a single Na+ ion was modeled in the stronger Fe web page coordinated by Glu65, Glu109, Gln142, and Glu145 (Glu50, Glu94, Gln127, and Glu130 inside the native Hpf sequence). The B aspect for the Na+ was 23 A2, equivalent to those of the coordinating atoms. The side chain of Glu65 had slightly elevated B things ( 35 A2), which was because of a number of slightly unique feasible conformations as indicated by the contour of your electron density.