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Crystal and molecular structure of putrescine DL- glutamic acid complex

Ramaswamy, Sriram and Murthy, MRN (1991) Crystal and molecular structure of putrescine DL- glutamic acid complex. In: Current Science (Bangalore), 61 (6). pp. 410-413.

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The polyamines spermine, spermidine, putrescine, cadaverine, etc. have been implicated in a variety of cellular functions. However, details of their mode of interaction with other ubiquitous biomolecules is not known. We have solved a few structures of polyamine-amino acid complexes to understand the nature and mode of their interactions. Here we report the structure of a complex of putrescine with DL-glutamic acid. Comparison of the structure with the structure of putrescine-L-glutamic acid complex reveals the high degree of similarity in the mode of interaction in the two complexes. Despite the presence of a centre of symmetry in the present case, the arrangement of molecules is strikingly similar to the L-glutamic acid complex.

Item Type: Editorials/Short Communications
Publication: Current Science (Bangalore)
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2010 06:08
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2010 06:08
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/34164

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