Evolutionary protein stabilization in comparison with computational design


Two major strategies are currently used for stabilizing proteins: in vitro evolution and computational design. Here, we used gene libraries of the β1 domain of the streptococcal protein G (Gβ1) and Proside, an in vitro selection method, to identify stabilized variants of this protein. In the Gβ1 libraries, the codons for the four boundary positions 16, 18, 25, and 29 were randomized. Many Gβ1 variants with strongly increased thermal stabilities were found in 11 selections performed with five independent libraries. Previously, Mayo and co-workers used computational design to stabilize Gβ1 by sequence optimization at the same positions. Their best variant ranked third within the panel of the selected variants. None of the ten computed sequences was found in the Proside selections, because several computed residues for positions 18 and 29 were not optimal for stability.

Submission Details


Submitter: Marie Ary

Submission Date: July 31, 2017, 11:46 a.m.

Version: 1

Publication Details
Wunderlich M;Martin A;Staab CA;Schmid FX,J Mol Biol (2005) Evolutionary protein stabilization in comparison with computational design. PMID:16051264
Additional Information

Structure view and single mutant data analysis

Study data

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Colors: D E R H K S T N Q A V I L M F Y W C G P

Data Distribution

Studies with similar sequences (approximate matches)

Correlation with other assays (exact sequence matches)