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This process is especially critical for oncogene-encoded proteins that are involved in mitogenic signal transduction to the nucleus, causing cell division. We have begun to understand the structural basis for this process using conformational analysis as described in this chapter. In this regard, conformational analysis has now been extended to the identification of the regions of oncogenic proteins involved in activation of downstream target proteins and has opened new possibilities in the field of drug design.

All regular structures described above have repeating values for F and j from residue to residue. All a-helices have values for F and j that are close to À60 while, for the individual extended chains of b-sheets, the values for both of these dihedral angles lie close to 180 . 7 Dihedral angles, F, j and u, for the backbone of an amino acid. F is determined by atoms 1, 2, 3, and 4. Clockwise rotations of the 3e4 bond relative to the 1e2 bond are considered positive while counterclockwise rotations are considered negative.

These investigators took the protein ribonuclease A, which hydrolyzes RNA and whose amino acid sequence had just been determined and was known to contain four disulfide bonds, and denatured it in the denaturing agent 6 M guanidine hydrochloride. This agent and 8 M urea are both known to disrupt the hydrogen bonds in proteins and destroy their threedimensional structures. In addition, using b-mercaptoethanol, they reduced the four disulfides to eight sulfhydryl (SH) groups, thereby destroying all of the major determinants of the three-dimensional structure.

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