Triple-looped protein domains linked by disulfide bonds. These common structural motifs, so-named for their resemblance to danish pastries known as kringlers, play a role in binding membranes, proteins, and phospholipids as well as in regulating proteolysis. Kringles are also present in coagulation-related and fibrinolytic proteins and other plasma proteinases.
(12 Dec 1998)
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