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1H, 13C and 15N resonance assignments for the full-length mammalian cytochrome b5 in a membrane environment

Department of Chemistry and Biophysics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-1055, USA.
Biomolecular NMR Assignments (Impact Factor: 0.82). 10/2013; DOI: 10.1007/s12104-013-9528-9

ABSTRACT Microsomal cytochrome b5 plays a key role in the oxidation of a variety of exogenous and endogenous compounds, including drugs, fatty acids, cholesterol and steroid hormones. To better understand its functional properties in a membrane mimic environment, we carried out high-resolution solution NMR studies. Here we report resonance assignments for full-length rabbit cytochrome b5 embedded in dodecylphosphocholine micelles.

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