The erythrocruorin from the aquatic snail Helisoma trivolvis was studied in sodium phosphate buffer at pH 6.7 by small angle X-ray scattering. The following molecular parameters were determined: radius of gyration 9.4 ± 0.1 nm and maximum dimension 29 ± 1 nm. A model which fits the experimental data well is presented. The overall shape is best described by a slightly ellipsoidal shape with a hole in the centre. A model consisting of 12 subunits forming a slightly ellipsoidal shape fits very well all scattering data.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||International Journal of Biological Macromolecules|
|State||Published - Dec 1988|
- Small angle X-ray scattering
- structure determination