Strength and co-operativity of contributions of surface salt bridges to protein stability.


Abstract

Many of the interactions that stabilize proteins are co-operative and cannot be reduced to a sum of pairwise interactions. Such interactions may be analysed by protein engineering methods using multiple thermodynamic cycles comprising wild-type protein and all combinations of mutants in the interacting residues. There is a triad of charged residues on the surface of barnase, comprising residues Asp8, Asp12 and Arg110, that interact by forming two exposed salt bridges. The three residues have been mutated to alanine to give all the single, double and triple mutants. The free energies of unfolding of wild-type and the seven mutant proteins have been determined and the results analysed to give the contributions of the residues in the two salt bridges to protein stability. It is possible to isolate the energies of forming the salt bridges relative to the solvation of the separated ions by water. In the intact triad, the apparent contribution to the stabilization energy of the protein of the salt bridge between Asp12 and Arg110 is -1.25 kcal mol-1, whereas that of the salt bridge between Asp8 with Arg110 is -0.98 kcal mol-1. The strengths of the two salt bridges are coupled: the energy of each is reduced by 0.77 kcal mol-1 when the other is absent. The salt-linked triad, relative to alanine residues at the same positions, does not contribute to the stability of the protein since the favourable interactions of the salt bridges are more than offset by other electrostatic and non-electrostatic energy terms. Salt-linked triads occur in other proteins, for example, haemoglobin, where the energy of only the salt-bridge term is important and so the coupling of salt bridges could be of general importance to the stability and function of proteins. Study holds ProTherm entries: 9235, 9236, 9237, 9238, 9239, 9240, 9241, 9242 Extra Details:

Submission Details

ID: Ei6oyxaR3

Submitter: Connie Wang

Submission Date: April 24, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

Version: 1

Publication Details
Horovitz A;Serrano L;Avron B;Bycroft M;Fersht AR,J. Mol. Biol. (1990) Strength and co-operativity of contributions of surface salt bridges to protein stability. PMID:2266554
Additional Information

Structure view and single mutant data analysis

Study data

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Data Distribution

Studies with similar sequences (approximate matches)

Correlation with other assays (exact sequence matches)


Relevant PDB Entries

Structure ID Release Date Resolution Structure Title
1BNR 1995-07-31 BARNASE
1FW7 2003-06-10 NMR STRUCTURE OF 15N-LABELED BARNASE
2KF3 2009-12-08 Barnase, low pressure reference NMR structure
2KF5 2009-12-08 Barnase bound to d(CGAC), low pressure
2KF6 2009-12-08 Barnase bound to d(CGAC) high pressure
2KF4 2009-12-08 Barnase high pressure structure
2C4B 2005-11-21 1.3 Inhibitor cystine knot protein McoEeTI fused to the catalytically inactive barnase mutant H102A
1A2P 1998-04-29 1.5 BARNASE WILDTYPE STRUCTURE AT 1.5 ANGSTROMS RESOLUTION
2ZA4 2008-05-20 1.58 Crystal Structural Analysis of Barnase-barstar Complex
1B20 1998-12-09 1.7 DELETION OF A BURIED SALT-BRIDGE IN BARNASE
1BRN 1994-01-31 1.76 SUBSITE BINDING IN AN RNASE: STRUCTURE OF A BARNASE-TETRANUCLEOTIDE COMPLEX AT 1.76 ANGSTROMS RESOLUTION
1B2X 1998-12-09 1.8 BARNASE WILDTYPE STRUCTURE AT PH 7.5 FROM A CRYO_COOLED CRYSTAL AT 100K
1B2S 1998-12-08 1.82 STRUCTURAL RESPONSE TO MUTATION AT A PROTEIN-PROTEIN INTERFACE
1RNB 1992-07-15 1.9 CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF A BARNASE-D(*GP*C) COMPLEX AT 1.9 ANGSTROMS RESOLUTION
1BRI 1995-07-10 1.9 BARNASE MUTANT WITH ILE 76 REPLACED BY ALA
1X1Y 2005-04-26 1.9 Water-mediate interaction at aprotein-protein interface
3KCH 2010-03-09 1.94 Baranase crosslinked by glutaraldehyde
2F5M 2006-04-25 1.95 Cross-linked barnase soaked in bromo-ethanol
2F56 2006-04-25 1.96 Barnase cross-linked with glutaraldehyde soaked in 6M urea
1BRH 1995-07-10 2.0 BARNASE MUTANT WITH LEU 14 REPLACED BY ALA
1BRS 1994-06-22 2.0 PROTEIN-PROTEIN RECOGNITION: CRYSTAL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF A BARNASE-BARSTAR COMPLEX AT 2.0-A RESOLUTION
1BSB 1994-01-31 2.0 CRYSTAL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF MUTATIONS IN THE HYDROPHOBIC CORES OF BARNASE
1BRK 1995-07-10 2.0 BARNASE MUTANT WITH ILE 96 REPLACED BY ALA
1B21 1998-12-09 2.0 DELETION OF A BURIED SALT BRIDGE IN BARNASE
1BRJ 1995-07-10 2.0 BARNASE MUTANT WITH ILE 88 REPLACED BY ALA
1BNF 1995-07-10 2.0 BARNASE T70C/S92C DISULFIDE MUTANT
2F5W 2006-04-25 2.0 Cross-linked barnase soaked in 3 M thiourea
1BSA 1994-01-31 2.0 CRYSTAL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF MUTATIONS IN THE HYDROPHOBIC CORES OF BARNASE
1BSE 1994-01-31 2.0 CRYSTAL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF MUTATIONS IN THE HYDROPHOBIC CORES OF BARNASE
1BSC 1994-01-31 2.0 CRYSTAL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF MUTATIONS IN THE HYDROPHOBIC CORES OF BARNASE
1B2Z 1998-12-09 2.03 DELETION OF A BURIED SALT BRIDGE IN BARNASE
1BNS 1994-06-22 2.05 STRUCTURAL STUDIES OF BARNASE MUTANTS
1BNE 1995-07-10 2.1 BARNASE A43C/S80C DISULFIDE MUTANT
1B2U 1998-12-09 2.1 STRUCTURAL RESPONSE TO MUTATION AT A PROTEIN-PROTEIN INTERFACE
1BNI 1995-09-15 2.1 BARNASE WILDTYPE STRUCTURE AT PH 6.0
1X1W 2005-04-26 2.1 Water-mediate interaction at aprotein-protein interface
1BNJ 1995-09-15 2.1 BARNASE WILDTYPE STRUCTURE AT PH 9.0
1B27 1998-12-09 2.1 STRUCTURAL RESPONSE TO MUTATION AT A PROTEIN-PROTEIN INTERFACE
1BNG 1995-07-10 2.1 BARNASE S85C/H102C DISULFIDE MUTANT
2F4Y 2006-04-25 2.15 Barnase cross-linked with glutaraldehyde
3Q3F 2012-01-25 2.17 Engineering Domain-Swapped Binding Interfaces by Mutually Exclusive Folding: Insertion of Ubiquitin into position 103 of Barnase
1BRG 1994-06-22 2.2 CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF PHE->LEU SUBSTITUTION IN THE HYDROPHOBIC CORE OF BARNASE
1BAN 1993-10-31 2.2 THE CONTRIBUTION OF BURIED HYDROGEN BONDS TO PROTEIN STABILITY: THE CRYSTAL STRUCTURES OF TWO BARNASE MUTANTS
1BAO 1993-10-31 2.2 THE CONTRIBUTION OF BURIED HYDROGEN BONDS TO PROTEIN STABILITY: THE CRYSTAL STRUCTURES OF TWO BARNASE MUTANTS
1YVS 1999-02-02 2.2 Trimeric domain swapped barnase
3DA7 2009-04-14 2.25 A conformationally strained, circular permutant of barnase
1X1X 2005-04-26 2.3 Water-mediate interaction at aprotein-protein interface
1X1U 2005-04-26 2.3 Water-mediate interaction at aprotein-protein interface
1BSD 1994-01-31 2.3 CRYSTAL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF MUTATIONS IN THE HYDROPHOBIC CORES OF BARNASE
1B3S 1998-12-09 2.39 STRUCTURAL RESPONSE TO MUTATION AT A PROTEIN-PROTEIN INTERFACE
1BGS 1994-04-30 2.6 RECOGNITION BETWEEN A BACTERIAL RIBONUCLEASE, BARNASE, AND ITS NATURAL INHIBITOR, BARSTAR

Relevant UniProtKB Entries

Percent Identity Matching Chains Protein Accession Entry Name
97.3 Ribonuclease P35078 RN_BACCI
100.0 Ribonuclease P00648 RNBR_BACAM