Destabilization of the Escherichia coli RNase H kinetic intermediate: switching between a two-state and three-state folding mechanism.


Abstract

Escherichia coli RNase H folds through a partially folded kinetic intermediate that mirrors a rarely populated, partially unfolded form detectable by native-state hydrogen exchange under equilibrium conditions. Residue 53 is at the interface of two helices known to be structured in this intermediate. Kinetic refolding studies on mutant proteins varying in size and hydrophobicity at residue 53 support a contribution of hydrophobicity to the stabilities of the kinetic intermediate and the transition state. Packing interactions also play a significant role in the stability of these two states, though they play a much larger role in the native-state stability. One dramatic mutation, I53D, results in the conversion from a three-state to a two-state folding mechanism, which is explained most easily through a simple destabilization of the kinetic intermediate such that it is no longer stable with respect to the unfolded state. These results demonstrate that interactions that stabilize an intermediate can accelerate folding if these same interactions are present in the transition state. Our results are consistent with a hierarchical model of folding, where the intermediate consists of native-like interactions, is on-pathway, and is productive for folding. Study holds ProTherm entries: 16878, 16879, 16880, 16881, 16882 Extra Details: protein folding; folding intermediates; energy landscape; ribonuclease H; protein stability

Submission Details

ID: dvpwQd8w

Submitter: Connie Wang

Submission Date: April 24, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Version: 1

Publication Details
Spudich GM;Miller EJ;Marqusee S,J. Mol. Biol. (2004) Destabilization of the Escherichia coli RNase H kinetic intermediate: switching between a two-state and three-state folding mechanism. PMID:14672667
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
4Z0U 2015-03-26T00:00:00+0000 2.0 RNase HI/SSB-Ct complex
1RDD 1993-06-23T00:00:00+0000 2.8 CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF ESCHERICHIA COLI RNASE HI IN COMPLEX WITH MG2+ AT 2.8 ANGSTROMS RESOLUTION: PROOF FOR A SINGLE MG2+ SITE
3AA5 2009-11-11T00:00:00+0000 2.1 A52F E.coli RNase HI
3AA2 2009-11-11T00:00:00+0000 1.9 A52I E. coli RNase HI
3AA3 2009-11-11T00:00:00+0000 2.2 A52L E. coli RNase HI
1JXB 2001-09-06T00:00:00+0000 1.6 I53A, a point mutant of the cysteine-free variant of E. coli Rnase HI
3AA4 2009-11-11T00:00:00+0000 1.79 A52V E.coli RNase HI
2YV0 2007-04-06T00:00:00+0000 1.4 Structural and Thermodynamic Analyses of E. coli ribonuclease HI Variant with Quintuple Thermostabilizing Mutations
1RBR 1993-02-16T00:00:00+0000 1.8 STRUCTURAL STUDY OF MUTANTS OF ESCHERICHIA COLI RIBONUCLEASE HI WITH ENHANCED THERMOSTABILITY
1RBU 1993-02-16T00:00:00+0000 1.8 STRUCTURAL STUDY OF MUTANTS OF ESCHERICHIA COLI RIBONUCLEASE HI WITH ENHANCED THERMOSTABILITY

Relevant UniProtKB Entries

Percent Identity Matching Chains Protein Accession Entry Name
90.9 Ribonuclease HI A6T512 RNH_KLEP7
90.9 Ribonuclease HI B5Y1G2 RNH_KLEP3
92.9 Ribonuclease HI C0Q6N2 RNH_SALPC
93.5 Ribonuclease HI P0A2B9 RNH_SALTY
93.5 Ribonuclease HI P0A2C0 RNH_SALTI
93.5 Ribonuclease HI B4TYH0 RNH_SALSV
93.5 Ribonuclease HI B5BDW5 RNH_SALPK
93.5 Ribonuclease HI A9MZ19 RNH_SALPB
93.5 Ribonuclease HI Q5PFD8 RNH_SALPA
93.5 Ribonuclease HI B4SV39 RNH_SALNS
93.5 Ribonuclease HI B4TK85 RNH_SALHS
93.5 Ribonuclease HI B5R5L3 RNH_SALG2
93.5 Ribonuclease HI B5R449 RNH_SALEP
93.5 Ribonuclease HI B5FJ58 RNH_SALDC
93.5 Ribonuclease HI Q57SZ6 RNH_SALCH
93.5 Ribonuclease HI A9MPF1 RNH_SALAR
93.5 Ribonuclease HI B5F8X2 RNH_SALA4
93.5 Ribonuclease HI A8AKR0 RNH_CITK8
99.4 Ribonuclease HI Q0TLC3 RNH_ECOL5
99.4 Ribonuclease HI A7ZWF6 RNH_ECOHS
99.4 Ribonuclease HI B7LHC0 RNH_ECO55
99.4 Ribonuclease HI B7UJB0 RNH_ECO27
100.0 Ribonuclease HI Q3Z5E9 RNH_SHISS
100.0 Ribonuclease HI P0A7Y7 RNH_SHIFL
100.0 Ribonuclease HI Q32JP9 RNH_SHIDS
100.0 Ribonuclease HI Q325T2 RNH_SHIBS
100.0 Ribonuclease HI B2U352 RNH_SHIB3
100.0 Ribonuclease HI B7LW89 RNH_ESCF3
100.0 Ribonuclease HI B1LHM3 RNH_ECOSM
100.0 Ribonuclease HI B6HZS7 RNH_ECOSE
100.0 Ribonuclease HI B7N876 RNH_ECOLU
100.0 Ribonuclease HI P0A7Y4 RNH_ECOLI
100.0 Ribonuclease HI B1IPU4 RNH_ECOLC
100.0 Ribonuclease HI P0A7Y5 RNH_ECOL6
100.0 Ribonuclease HI B1XD78 RNH_ECODH
100.0 Ribonuclease HI C4ZRV1 RNH_ECOBW
100.0 Ribonuclease HI B7M213 RNH_ECO8A
100.0 Ribonuclease HI B7MQ23 RNH_ECO81
100.0 Ribonuclease HI B7NKW4 RNH_ECO7I
100.0 Ribonuclease HI B5Z0I8 RNH_ECO5E
100.0 Ribonuclease HI P0A7Y6 RNH_ECO57
100.0 Ribonuclease HI B7MBJ0 RNH_ECO45
100.0 Ribonuclease HI A7ZHV1 RNH_ECO24