Studies of lattice models of proteins have suggested that the appropriate energy expression for protein design may include nonthermodynamic terms to accommodate negative design concerns. One method, developed in lattice model studies, maximizes a quantity known as the “Z-score,” which compares the lowest energy sequence whose ground state structure is the target structure to an ensemble of random sequences. Here we show that, in certain circumstances, the technique can be applied to real proteins. The resulting energy expression is used to design the β-sheet surfaces of two real proteins. We find experimentally that the designed proteins are stable and well folded, and in one case is even more thermostable than the wild type.
Submitter: Marie Ary
Submission Date: March 1, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
|Number of data points||1|
|Assays/Quantities/Protocols||Experimental Assay: Tm|
|Libraries||GMEC from Z-score optimization of B-sheet surface design (pos 4,6,15,17,42,44,53,55)|