Partially unfolded equilibrium state of hen lysozyme studied by circular dichroism spectroscopy.


Equilibrium unfolding of hen egg white lysozyme as a function of GdnCl concentration at pH 0.9 was studied over a temperature range 268.2-303.2 K by means of CD spectroscopy. As monitored by far- and near-UV CD at 222 and 289 nm, the lack of coincidence between two unfolding transition curves was observed, which suggests the existence of a third conformational species in addition to native and unfolded states. The three-state model, in which a stable intermediate is populated, was employed to estimate the thermodynamic parameters for the GdnCl-induced unfolding. It was found that the transition from the native to intermediate states proceeds with significant changes in enthalpy and entropy due to an extremely cooperative process, while the transition from the intermediate to unfolded states shows a low cooperativity with small enthalpy and entropy changes. These results indicate that the highest energy barrier for the GdnCl-induced unfolding of hen lysozyme is located in the process from the native state to the intermediate state, and this process is largely responsible for the cooperativity of protein unfolding. Study holds ProTherm entries: 8103, 8104 Extra Details: conformational species; stable intermediate; cooperative process;,enthalphy; entropy

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Submitter: Connie Wang

Submission Date: April 24, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Version: 1

Publication Details
Sasahara K;Demura M;Nitta K,Biochemistry (2000) Partially unfolded equilibrium state of hen lysozyme studied by circular dichroism spectroscopy. PMID:10828962
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Relevant UniProtKB Entries

Percent Identity Matching Chains Protein Accession Entry Name
100.0 Lysozyme C P00698 LYSC_CHICK
96.9 Lysozyme C P00700 LYSC_COLVI
96.9 Lysozyme C P00699 LYSC_CALCC
96.9 Lysozyme C Q7LZQ0 LYSC_CATWA
96.9 Lysozyme C Q7LZP9 LYSC_LOPIM
96.1 Lysozyme C Q7LZI3 LYSC_TRASA
95.3 Lysozyme C P00701 LYSC_COTJA
96.1 Lysozyme C P19849 LYSC_PAVCR
95.3 Lysozyme C P22910 LYSC_CHRAM
95.3 Lysozyme C Q7LZT2 LYSC_TRATE
95.2 Lysozyme C P00703 LYSC_MELGA
92.2 Lysozyme C P00704 LYSC_NUMME
93.0 Lysozyme C P24364 LYSC_LOPLE
94.6 Lysozyme C P24533 LYSC_SYRRE
93.2 Lysozyme C P00702 LYSC_PHACO
93.0 Lysozyme C P81711 LYSC_SYRSO
92.3 Lysozyme C P49663 LYSC_PHAVE