Biomolecular NMR Assignments

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 7–9 | Cite as

Backbone and side-chain 1H, 15N and 13C assignments of mouse peptide ESP4

  • Masahiro Taniguchi
  • Sosuke Yoshinaga
  • Sachiko Haga-Yamanaka
  • Kazushige Touhara
  • Hiroaki Terasawa
Article

Abstract

A peptide or a small protein released from an exocrine gland or in urine is utilized as a chemosignal that elicits social or reproductive behavior in mice. Recently, we identified the male-specific peptide, exocrine gland-secreting peptide 1 (ESP1), in mouse tear fluids that enhanced female sexual receptive behavior, and determined the three dimensional structure. ESP1 appears to be a member of multigene family that consists of 38 genes in mice, which we call the ESP family. ESP4, a member of the ESP family, is expressed in various exocrine glands, and shows the highest sequence similarity with ESP1. Here, we report the NMR assignments of ESP4 which provides a basis for NMR analyses of this protein. Our results will give insight into structural relationships within the ESP family.

Keywords

ESP family Pheromone NMR resonance assignment Secondary structure 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masahiro Taniguchi
    • 1
  • Sosuke Yoshinaga
    • 1
  • Sachiko Haga-Yamanaka
    • 2
  • Kazushige Touhara
    • 2
  • Hiroaki Terasawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Life SciencesKumamoto UniversityChuo-ku, KumamotoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life SciencesThe University of TokyoBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan

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