To elucidate the role of a flexible loop (residues 64-72) in the stability and function of Escherichia coli dihydrofolate reductase, glycine-67 in this loop was substituted by site-directed mutagenesis with seven amino acids (Ala, Cys, Asp, Leu, Ser, Thr, and Val). The circular dichroism spectra suggested that the confirmation of the native structure was affected by the mutations in both the presence and absence of NADPH. The free energy change of unfolding by urea decreased in the order of G67A > G67S > or = wild-type > or = G67D > G67T > G67C > or = G67L > G67V. The steady-state kinetic parameters for the enzyme reaction, Km and kcat, were only slightly influenced, but the rate of the hydride transfer reaction was significantly changed by the mutations, as revealed by the deuterium isotope effect on the enzyme activity. These results suggest that site 67 in the flexible loop, being very far from the active site, plays an important role in the stability and function of this enzyme. The characteristics of the mutations were discussed in terms of the modified flexibility of the native structure, compared with the results of mutations at site 121 in another flexible loop. Study holds ProTherm entries: 2458, 2459, 2460, 2461, 2462, 2463, 2464, 2465 Extra Details: additive : EDTA(0.1 mM), point mutations; glycine; Escherichia coli dihydrofolate reductase;,stability; free energy; flexible loop
Submitter: Connie Wang
Submission Date: April 24, 2018, 8:19 p.m.
|Number of data points||31|
|Proteins||Dihydrofolate reductase ; Dihydrofolate reductase|
|Assays/Quantities/Protocols||Experimental Assay: Cm ; Experimental Assay: m ; Experimental Assay: dG_H2O ; Derived Quantity: ddG_H2O|
|Libraries||Mutations for sequence MISLIAALAVDRVIGMENAMPWNLPADLAWFKRNTLDKPVIMGRHTWESIGRPLPGRKNIILSSQPGTDDRVTWVKSVDEAIAACGDVPEIMVIGGGRVYEQFLPKAQKLYLTHIDAEVEGDTHFPDYEPDDWESVFSEFHDADAQNSHSYCFEILERR|