Difference in Conformation of Virginiamycin M1 in Chloroform and Bound Form in the 50S Ribosome or Streptogramin Acetyltransferase Academic Article uri icon


  • The conformation of virginiamycin M1 (VM1) in chloroform, determined by high-resolution NMR experiments, differs significantly from that of the X-ray crystal structure of VM1 bound to the 50S ribosome and to the active site of a streptogramin acetyltransferase enzyme. This implies that the binding process to these entities causes a major change in VM1 conformation.


  • Brownlee, Robert
  • Dang, Jason
  • Bergdahl, B Mikael
  • Separovic, Frances
  • T. C. Brownlee, Robert
  • P. Metzger, Robert

publication date

  • 2004