A single point mutation (Glu85Arg) increases the stability of the thioredoxin from Escherichia coli.


Glu85 in the Escherichia coli thioredoxin, which is localized in the loop between beta4 and beta5, was substituted with the Arg present in the corresponding position in Bacillus acidocaldarius thioredoxin. This suggested that it could play an important role in the structure and thermostability of this protein owing to its involvement in numerous interactions. The effects of the mutation on the biophysical properties were analysed by circular dichroism, spectrofluorimetry and limited proteolysis, supported by molecular dynamics data. As modelling predicted, an increase in stability for E85R due to additional H-bonds between the beta5 and alpha4 regions was observed. Study holds ProTherm entries: 10820 Extra Details: molecular dynamic simulations; protein engineering;,site-directed mutagenesis; thermostability; thioredoxin

Submission Details


Submitter: Connie Wang

Submission Date: April 24, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Version: 1

Publication Details
Pedone E;Saviano M;Rossi M;Bartolucci S,Protein Eng. (2001) A single point mutation (Glu85Arg) increases the stability of the thioredoxin from Escherichia coli. PMID:11391017
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Structure view and single mutant data analysis

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Relevant UniProtKB Entries

Percent Identity Matching Chains Protein Accession Entry Name
100.0 Thioredoxin 1 P0AA27 THIO_ECO57
100.0 Thioredoxin 1 P0AA26 THIO_ECOL6
100.0 Thioredoxin 1 P0AA25 THIO_ECOLI
100.0 Thioredoxin 1 P0AA29 THIO_SALTI
100.0 Thioredoxin 1 P0AA28 THIO_SALTY
100.0 Thioredoxin 1 P0AA30 THIO_SHIFL