Reversible denaturation of the gene V protein of bacteriophage f1.


Abstract

The guanidine hydrochloride (GuHCl)-induced denaturation of the gene V protein of bacteriophage f1 has been studied, using the chemical reactivity of a cysteine residue that is buried in the folded protein and the circular dichroism (CD) at 211 and 229 nm as measures of the fraction of polypeptide chains in the folded form. It is found that this dimeric protein unfolds in a single cooperative transition from a folded dimer to two unfolded monomers. A folded, monomeric form of the gene V protein was not detected at equilibrium. The kinetics of unfolding of the gene V protein in 3 M GuHCl and the refolding in 2 M GuHCl are also consistent with a transition between a folded dimer and two unfolded monomers. The GuHCl concentration dependence of the rates of folding and unfolding suggests that the transition state for folding is near the folded conformation. Study holds ProTherm entries: 4228 Extra Details: additive : EDTA(0.001 M), chemical reactivity; cysteine; buried; dimeric protein;,cooperative transition

Submission Details

ID: ey8g9BWU

Submitter: Connie Wang

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

Version: 1

Publication Details
Liang H;Terwilliger TC,Biochemistry (1991) Reversible denaturation of the gene V protein of bacteriophage f1. PMID:2007116
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