Prediction of Stable Globular Proteins Using Negative Design with Non-native Backbone Ensembles.


Abstract

Accurate predictions of protein stability have great potential to accelerate progress in computational protein design, yet the correlation of predicted and experimentally determined stabilities remains a significant challenge. To address this problem, we have developed a computational framework based on negative multistate design in which sequence energy is evaluated in the context of both native and non-native backbone ensembles. This framework was validated experimentally with the design of ten variants of streptococcal protein G domain β1 that retained the wild-type fold, and showed a very strong correlation between predicted and experimental stabilities (R2 = 0.86). When applied to four different proteins spanning a range of fold types, similarly strong correlations were also obtained. Overall, the enhanced prediction accuracies afforded by this method pave the way for new strategies to facilitate the generation of proteins with novel functions by computational protein design.

Submission Details

ID: BAuJBoxK

Submitter: Barry Olafson

Submission Date: Oct. 24, 2016, 7:13 p.m.

Version: 1

Publication Details
Davey JA;Damry AM;Euler CK;Goto NK;Chica RA,Structure (2015) Prediction of Stable Globular Proteins Using Negative Design with Non-native Backbone Ensembles. PMID:26412333
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