Protein assemblies with palindromic structure motifs
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- Pinotsis, N. & Wilmanns, M. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. (2008) 65: 2953. doi:10.1007/s00018-008-8265-1
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Symmetric DNA sequence motifs allow the formation of palindromic protein/DNA complexes. Although symmetric protein sequence motifs are less common, recent structural discoveries have unraveled a few protein/protein complexes with palindromic symmetry. Remarkably, symmetric protein/protein complexes can be generated either by adjacent or remote sequence motifs, which may be repeated or inverted. This contribution reflects and comments on recent findings of palindromic protein/protein complexes.