Detection of a stable intermediate in the thermal unfolding of a cysteine-free form of dihydrofolate reductase from Escherichia coli.


Abstract

The reversible temperature-induced unfolding of a cysteine-free mutant (C85S/C152E, des-Cys) of dihydrofolate reductase from Escherichia coli has been studied by absorbance and by both far- and near-ultraviolet circular dichroism spectroscopies. The non-coincidence of all three transition curves demonstrated the existence of a highly populated partially-folded form near 39 degrees C at pH 7.8. This intermediate retains substantial secondary structure and partially excludes one or more of the five tryptophans from solvent; however, the intermediate has lost specific tertiary packing around its aromatic residues. Increases in enthalpy, entropy, and heat capacity are observed for both the native/intermediate and intermediate/unfolded transitions; the majority of the changes in these parameters occurs in the first transition. These results suggest that the thermal unfolding reaction of des-Cys dihydrofolate reductase involves a stable intermediate whose properties resemble those of a molten globule. Study holds ProTherm entries: 2468, 2469 Extra Details: additive : K2EDTA(0.2 mM),cysteine free pseudo wild type; the transition is from native,to intermediate Escherichia coli dihydrofolate reductase; cysteine-free;,thermal unfolding; intermediate; secondary structure

Submission Details

ID: PMtUqFB64

Submitter: Connie Wang

Submission Date: April 24, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Version: 1

Publication Details
Luo J;Iwakura M;Matthews CR,Biochemistry (1995) Detection of a stable intermediate in the thermal unfolding of a cysteine-free form of dihydrofolate reductase from Escherichia coli. PMID:7654721
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
6CW7 2018-03-30T00:00:00+0000 1.03 E. coli DHFR product complex with (6S)-5,6,7,8-TETRAHYDROFOLATE
6CXK 2018-04-03T00:00:00+0000 1.11 E. coli DHFR substrate complex with Dihydrofolate
6CYV 2018-04-06T00:00:00+0000 1.3 E. coli DHFR ternary complex with NADP and dihydrofolate
1DDR 1995-06-29T00:00:00+0000 2.45 MOLECULE: DIHYDROFOLATE REDUCTASE (E.C.1.5.1.3) COMPLEXED WITH METHOTREXATE AND UREA
1DDS 1995-06-29T00:00:00+0000 2.2 MOLECULE: DIHYDROFOLATE REDUCTASE (E.C.1.5.1.3) COMPLEXED WITH METHOTREXATE
1DHI 1993-10-29T00:00:00+0000 1.9 LONG-RANGE STRUCTURAL EFFECTS IN A SECOND-SITE REVERTANT OF A MUTANT DIHYDROFOLATE REDUCTASE
1DHJ 1993-10-29T00:00:00+0000 1.8 LONG-RANGE STRUCTURAL EFFECTS IN A SECOND-SITE REVERTANT OF A MUTANT DIHYDROFOLATE REDUCTASE
1DRA 1991-11-06T00:00:00+0000 1.9 CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF UNLIGANDED ESCHERICHIA COLI DIHYDROFOLATE REDUCTASE. LIGAND-INDUCED CONFORMATIONAL CHANGES AND COOPERATIVITY IN BINDING
1DRB 1991-11-06T00:00:00+0000 1.96 CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF UNLIGANDED ESCHERICHIA COLI DIHYDROFOLATE REDUCTASE. LIGAND-INDUCED CONFORMATIONAL CHANGES AND COOPERATIVITY IN BINDING
1DRE 1996-11-28T00:00:00+0000 2.6 DIHYDROFOLATE REDUCTASE COMPLEXED WITH METHOTREXATE AND NICOTINAMIDE ADENINE DINUCLEOTIDE PHOSPHATE (OXIDIZED FORM)

Relevant UniProtKB Entries

Percent Identity Matching Chains Protein Accession Entry Name
91.8 Dihydrofolate reductase P31074 DYR_KLEAE
96.2 Dihydrofolate reductase P31073 DYR_CITFR
100.0 Dihydrofolate reductase P0ABQ6 DYR_SHIFL
100.0 Dihydrofolate reductase P0ABQ4 DYR_ECOLI
100.0 Dihydrofolate reductase P0ABQ5 DYR_ECOL6