APPENDIX 1N Overview of Protein Folds in the Immune System

  1. Peter D. Sun,
  2. Jeffrey C. Boyington

Published Online: 1 NOV 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142735.ima01ns44

Current Protocols in Immunology

Current Protocols in Immunology

How to Cite

Sun, P. D. and Boyington, J. C. 2001. Overview of Protein Folds in the Immune System. Current Protocols in Immunology. 44:1N:A.1N.1–A.1N.45.

Author Information

  1. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Rockville, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 NOV 2001
  2. Published Print: AUG 2001


The rapid advancement of X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance techniques in recent years has resulted in the solution of macromolecular structures at an unprecedented rate. This review aims at providing a comprehensive description of structures and folds related to the function of the immune system. Focus is placed on immunologically relevant proteins such as immunoreceptors and major histocompatibility complexes. Information is also provided regarding protein structure data banks.