Slow unfolding and refolding kinetics of the mesophilic Rop wild-type protein in the transition range.


Abstract

We describe the guanidinium hydrochloride induced folding kinetics of the four-helix-bundle protein Rop wild-type (wt) under equilibrium conditions at three temperatures. The choice of appropriate denaturant conditions inside the transition range permitted, in combination with equilibrium transition curves, the determination of both unfolding and refolding rate constants. The ratio of the rate constants at zero denaturant concentration provided equilibrium constants and standard free energy changes that are in good agreement with values obtained in previous differential scanning calorimetry studies. The DeltaG0D values for 19, 25 and 40 degrees C calculated from the present kinetic studies are, respectively, 66.8, 70.8 and 57.2 kJ.mol-1. The unfolding reactions are extremely slow under these conditions. Equilibrium was reached only after 18, 12 and 6 days at 19, 25 and 40 degrees C. These results demonstrate that for Rop wt high stability correlates with slow folding kinetics. Study holds ProTherm entries: 15091, 15092, 15093 Extra Details: Additive:EDTA 1mM Rop protein; folding kinetics; slow equilibrium folding; stability

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ID: 9sV5aQoG

Submitter: Connie Wang

Submission Date: April 24, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Version: 1

Publication Details
Rosengarth A;Rösgen J;Hinz HJ,Eur. J. Biochem. (1999) Slow unfolding and refolding kinetics of the mesophilic Rop wild-type protein in the transition range. PMID:10491149
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