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New exploration of the γ-gliadin structure through its partial hydrolysis

Sahli, Line and Boire, Adeline and Solé-Jamault, Véronique and Rogniaux, Hélène and Giuliani, Alexandre and Roblin, Pierre and Renard, Denis New exploration of the γ-gliadin structure through its partial hydrolysis. (2020) International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 165 (Part A). 654-664. ISSN 0141-8130

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.09.136


The partial enzymatic hydrolysis of wheat gliadins constitutes an interesting tool to unravel their structural specificity. In this work, the structure and conformation of γ-gliadin were investigated through its limited chymotrypsic digestion. Using a combination of computational, biochemical and biophysical tools, we studied each of its N and C terminal domains. Our results reveal that γ-gliadin is a partially disordered protein with an unfolded N-terminal domain surprisingly resistant to chymotrypsin and a folded C-terminal domain. Using spectroscopic tools, we showed that structural transitions occured over the disordered N-terminal domain for decreasing ethanol/water ratios. Using SAXS measurements, low-resolution 3D structures of γ-gliadin were proposed. To relate the repeated motifs of the N-terminal domain of γ-gliadin to its structure, engineered peptide models PQQPY/F were also studied. Overall results demonstrated similarities between the N-terminal domain and its derived model peptides. Our findings support the use of these peptides as general templates for understanding the wheat protein assembly and dynamics.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-03111116
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut national de recherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et l'environnement - INRAE (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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