• In silico modelling human VPS13 proteins associated with donor and target membranes suggests lipid transfer mechanisms

    14 days ago - By Wiley

    Abstract
    The VPS13 protein family constitutes a novel class of bridge-like lipid transferases. Autosomal recessive inheritance of mutations in VPS13 genes is associated with the development of neurodegenerative diseases in humans. Bioinformatic approaches previously recognised the domain architecture of these proteins. In this study, we model the first ever full-length structures of the four human homologs VPS13A, VPS13B, VPS13C, and VPS13D in association with model membranes, to investigate their lipid transfer ability and potential structural association with membrane leaflets. We...
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