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Dimerization of human growth hormone by zinc.

Size-exclusion chromatography and sedimentation equilbrium studies demonstrated that zinc ion (Zn2+) induced the dimerization of human growth hormone ( hGH). Scatchard analysis of 65Zn2+ binding to hGH showed that two Zn2+ ions associate per dimer of hGH in a cooperative fashion. Cobalt (II) can substitute for Zn2+ in the hormone dimer and gives a visible spectrum characteristic of cobalt coordinated in a tetrahedral fashion by oxygen- and nitrogen-containing ligands. Replacement of potential Zn2+ ligands (His18, His21, and Glu174) in hGH with alanine weakened both Zn2+ binding and hGH dimer formation. The Zn(2+)-hGH dimer was more stable than monomeric hGH to denaturation in guanidine-HCl. Formation of a Zn(2+)-hGH dimeric complex may be important for storage of hGH in secretory granules.[1]

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  1. Dimerization of human growth hormone by zinc. Cunningham, B.C., Mulkerrin, M.G., Wells, J.A. Science (1991) [Pubmed]
 
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