Proteins on the catwalk : modelling the structural domains of the CCN family of proteins
Holbourn, K. P., Perbal, B. and Acharya, K. R., 2009. Proteins on the catwalk : modelling the structural domains of the CCN family of proteins. Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling, 3 (1), pp. 25-41.
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The CCN family of proteins (CCN1, CCN2, CCN3, CCN4, CCN5 and CCN6) are multifunctional mosaic proteins that play keys roles in crucial areas of physiology such as angiogenesis, skeletal development tumourigenesis, cell proliferation, adhesion and survival. This expansive repertoire of functions comes through a modular structure of 4 discrete domains that act both independently and in concert. How these interactions with ligands and with neighbouring domains lead to the biological effects is still to be explored but the molecular structure of the domains is likely to play an important role in this. In this review we have highlighted some of the key features of the individual domains of CCN family of proteins based on their biological effects using a homology modelling approach.
|Creators||Holbourn, K. P., Perbal, B. and Acharya, K. R.|
|Departments||Faculty of Science > Biology & Biochemistry|
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