Probing the determinants of protein stability: comparison of class A beta-lactamases.


Abstract

Five class A beta-lactamases produced by various mesophilic bacterial species have been compared. Although closely related in primary and overall structures, these enzymes exhibit very different stabilities. In order to investigate the factors responsible for these differences, several features deduced from the amino acid composition and three-dimensional structures were studied for the five proteins. This analysis revealed that higher stability appeared to correlate with increased numbers of intramolecular hydrogen bonds and of salt bridges. By contrast, the global hydrophobicity of the protein seemed to play a relatively minor role. A strongly unfavourable balance between charged residues and the presence of a cis-peptide bond preceding a non-proline residue might also contribute to the particularly low stability of two of the enzymes. Study holds ProTherm entries: 7715, 7716, 7717 Extra Details: cis-peptide bond

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Submitter: Connie Wang

Submission Date: April 24, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

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Publication Details
Vanhove M;Houba S;b1motte-Brasseur J;Frère JM,Biochem. J. (1995) Probing the determinants of protein stability: comparison of class A beta-lactamases. PMID:8948443
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