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FabZ ACP protein complex structure interaction

Video animation for Mechanism of Action of FasB-ACP interaction. Commisioned by Liang Zhang for Cell Research paper publication. Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

Fatty acid biosynthesis (FAS) is a vital process in cells. Fatty acids are essential for cell assembly and cellular metabolism. Abnormal FAS directly correlates with cell growth delay and human diseases, such as metabolic syndromes and various cancers. The FAS system utilizes an acyl carrier protein (ACP) as a transporter to stabilize and shuttle the growing fatty acid chain throughout enzymatic modules for stepwise catalysis.

Based on Paper: Crystal structure of FabZ-ACP complex reveals a dynamic seesaw-like catalytic mechanism of dehydratase in fatty acid biosynthesis. Cell Research volume 26, pages1330–1344(2016).
Lin Zhang, Jianfeng Xiao, Jianrong Xu, Tianran Fu, Zhiwei Cao, Liang Zhu, Hong-Zhuan Chen, Xu Shen,
Hualiang Jiang & Liang Zhang.