Protein stabilization by introduction of cross-strand disulfides.


Abstract

Disulfides cross-link residues in a protein that are separated in primary sequence and stabilize the protein through entropic destabilization of the unfolded state. While the removal of naturally occurring disulfides leads to protein destabilization, introduction of engineered disulfides does not always lead to significant stabilization of a protein. We have analyzed naturally occurring disulfides that span adjacent antiparallel strands of beta sheets (cross-strand disulfides). Cross-strand disulfides have recently been implicated as redox-based conformational switches in proteins such as gp120 and CD4. The propensity of these disulfides to act as conformational switches was postulated on the basis of the hypothesis that this class of disulfide is conformationally strained. In the present analysis, there was no evidence to suggest that cross-strand disulfides are more strained compared to other disulfides as assessed by their torsional energy. It was also observed that these disulfides occur solely at non-hydrogen-bonded (NHB) registered pairs of adjacent antiparallel strands and not at hydrogen-bonded (HB) positions as suggested previously. One of the half-cystines involved in cross-strand disulfide formation often occurs at an edge strand. Experimental confirmation of the stabilizing effects of such disulfides was carried out in Escherichia coli thioredoxin. Four pairs of cross-strand cysteines were introduced, two at HB and two at NHB pairs. Disulfides were formed in all four cases. However, as predicted from our analysis, disulfides at NHB positions resulted in an increase in melting temperature of 7-10 degrees C, while at HB positions there was a corresponding decrease of -7 degrees C. The reduced state of all proteins had similar stability. Study holds ProTherm entries: 18843, 18844, 18845, 18846, 18847, 18848, 18849, 18850, 18851, 18852, 18853, 18854, 18855, 18856, 18857, 18858, 18859, 18860, 18861 Extra Details: wild type contains the mutations D2P and A108P; oxidized form disulfides; beta sheets; torsional energy; hydrogen-bonded

Submission Details

ID: hJthC3fN4

Submitter: Connie Wang

Submission Date: April 24, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Version: 1

Publication Details
Chakraborty K;Thakurela S;Prajapati RS;Indu S;Ali PS;Ramakrishnan C;Varadarajan R,Biochemistry (2005) Protein stabilization by introduction of cross-strand disulfides. PMID:16262263
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
1XOB 1996-06-10 THIOREDOXIN (REDUCED DITHIO FORM), NMR, 20 STRUCTURES
1M7T 2002-09-25 Solution Structure and Dynamics of the Human-Escherichia coli Thioredoxin Chimera: Insights into Thermodynamic Stability
1XOA 1996-06-10 THIOREDOXIN (OXIDIZED DISULFIDE FORM), NMR, 20 STRUCTURES
5HR3 2017-02-22 1.1 Crystal structure of thioredoxin N106A mutant
4HUA 2013-05-29 1.1 E. coli thioredoxin variant with (4R)-FluoroPro76 as single proline residue
5HR2 2017-02-22 1.2 Crystal structure of thioredoxin L94A mutant
5HR0 2017-02-22 1.31 Crystal structure of thioredoxin E101G mutant
4HU7 2013-05-29 1.4 E. coli thioredoxin variant with Pro76 as single proline residue
4HU9 2013-05-29 1.55 E. coli thioredoxin variant with (4S)-FluoroPro76 as single proline residue
4X43 2015-06-24 1.65 Structure of proline-free E. coli Thioredoxin
2TRX 1991-10-15 1.68 CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF THIOREDOXIN FROM ESCHERICHIA COLI AT 1.68 ANGSTROMS RESOLUTION
1KEB 2002-11-13 1.8 Crystal Structure of Double Mutant M37L,P40S E.coli Thioredoxin
2EIQ 2007-09-11 1.9 Design of Disulfide-linked Thioredoxin Dimers and Multimers Through Analysis of Crystal Contacts
3DYR 2009-01-27 2.0 Crystal structure of E. coli thioredoxin mutant I76T in its oxidized form
2TIR 1993-10-31 2.0 CRYSTAL STRUCTURE ANALYSIS OF A MUTANT ESCHERICHIA COLI THIOREDOXIN IN WHICH LYSINE 36 IS REPLACED BY GLUTAMIC ACID
6GD1 2018-10-31 2.01 Structure of HuR RRM3
1X9M 2004-10-26 2.1 T7 DNA polymerase in complex with an N-2-acetylaminofluorene-adducted DNA
5HR1 2017-02-22 2.14 Crystal structure of thioredoxin L107A mutant
3DXB 2008-10-28 2.2 Structure of the UHM domain of Puf60 fused to thioredoxin
1T7P 1998-02-25 2.2 T7 DNA POLYMERASE COMPLEXED TO DNA PRIMER/TEMPLATE,A NUCLEOSIDE TRIPHOSPHATE, AND ITS PROCESSIVITY FACTOR THIOREDOXIN
2H75 2007-05-15 2.2 Crystal Structure of Thioredoxin Mutant D13E in Hexagonal (p61) Space Group
1SL1 2004-07-06 2.2 Binary 5' complex of T7 DNA polymerase with a DNA primer/template containing a cis-syn thymine dimer on the template
1TK5 2004-08-31 2.2 T7 DNA polymerase binary complex with 8 oxo guanosine in the templating strand
1TXX 1999-09-13 2.2 ACTIVE-SITE VARIANT OF E.COLI THIOREDOXIN
2H71 2007-05-15 2.2 Crystal Structure of Thioredoxin Mutant D47E in Hexagonal (p61) Space Group
2H76 2007-05-15 2.25 Crystal Structure of Thioredoxin Mutant D10E in Hexagonal (p61) Space Group
2H72 2007-05-15 2.25 Crystal Structure of Thioredoxin mutant E85D in Hexagonal (p61) Space Group
2H6Z 2007-05-15 2.25 Crystal Structure of Thioredoxin Mutant E44D in Hexagonal (p61) Space Group
1SKW 2004-07-06 2.3 Binary 3' complex of T7 DNA polymerase with a DNA primer/template containing a disordered cis-syn thymine dimer on the template
1SL2 2004-07-06 2.3 Ternary 5' complex of T7 DNA polymerase with a DNA primer/template containing a cis-syn thymine dimer on the template and an incoming nucleotide
1THO 1993-10-31 2.3 CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF A MUTANT ESCHERICHIA COLI THIOREDOXIN WITH AN ARGININE INSERTION IN THE ACTIVE SITE
1X9W 2004-10-26 2.3 T7 DNA polymerase in complex with a primer/template DNA containing a disordered N-2 aminofluorene on the template, crystallized with dideoxy-ATP as the incoming nucleotide.
1ZCP 2005-08-09 2.3 Crystal Structure of a catalytic site mutant E. coli TrxA (CACA)
1SKS 2004-07-06 2.3 Binary 3' complex of T7 DNA polymerase with a DNA primer/template containing a cis-syn thymine dimer on the template
1TK0 2004-08-31 2.3 T7 DNA polymerase ternary complex with 8 oxo guanosine and ddCTP at the insertion site
5XOC 2018-03-28 2.4 Crystal structure of human Smad3-FoxH1 complex
2H74 2007-05-15 2.4 Crystal Structure of Thioredoxin Mutant D2E in Hexagonal (p61) Space Group
1SKR 2004-07-06 2.4 T7 DNA Polymerase Complexed To DNA Primer/Template and ddATP
2H6Y 2007-05-15 2.4 Crystal Structure of Thioredoxin Mutant E48D in Hexagonal (p61) Space Group
2H73 2007-05-15 2.45 Crystal Structure of Thioredoxin Mutant D43E in Hexagonal (p61) Space Group
2FD3 2005-12-27 2.45 Crystal Structure of Thioredoxin Mutant P34H
1TKD 2004-08-31 2.49 T7 DNA polymerase ternary complex with 8 oxo guanosine and dCMP at the elongation site
1ZZY 2005-07-19 2.5 Crystal Structure of Thioredoxin Mutant L7V
6H7N 2018-10-17 2.5 ACTIVATED TURKEY BETA1 ADRENOCEPTOR WITH BOUND PARTIAL AGONIST XAMOTEROL AND NANOBODY Nb6B9
2EIR 2007-09-11 2.5 Design of Disulfide-linked Thioredoxin Dimers and Multimers Through Analysis of Crystal Contacts
1TK8 2004-08-31 2.5 T7 DNA polymerase ternary complex with 8 oxo guanosine and dAMP at the elongation site
2BTO 2005-06-23 2.5 Structure of BtubA from Prosthecobacter dejongeii
1T8E 2004-10-12 2.54 T7 DNA Polymerase Ternary Complex with dCTP at the Insertion Site.
2H6X 2007-05-15 2.6 Crystal Structure of Thioredoxin Wild Type in Hexagonal (p61) Space Group
2FCH 2005-12-27 2.6 Crystal Structure of Thioredoxin Mutant G74S
2AJQ 2006-09-26 2.6 Structure of replicative DNA polymerase provides insigts into the mechanisms for processivity, frameshifting and editing
2EIO 2007-09-11 2.6 Design of Disulfide-linked Thioredoxin Dimers and Multimers Through Analysis of Crystal Contacts
1X9S 2004-10-26 2.7 T7 DNA polymerase in complex with a primer/template DNA containing a disordered N-2 aminofluorene on the template, crystallized with dideoxy-CTP as the incoming nucleotide.
6IBL 2019-01-09 2.7 ACTIVATED TURKEY BETA1 ADRENOCEPTOR WITH BOUND AGONIST FORMOTEROL AND NANOBODY Nb80
6H7L 2018-10-17 2.7 ACTIVATED TURKEY BETA1 ADRENOCEPTOR WITH BOUND PARTIAL AGONIST DOBUTAMINE AND NANOBODY Nb6B9
1ZYQ 2005-11-22 2.7 T7 DNA polymerase in complex with 8oG and incoming ddATP
2H70 2007-05-15 2.7 Crystal Structure of Thioredoxin Mutant D9E in Hexagonal (p61) Space Group
6H7M 2018-10-17 2.76 ACTIVATED TURKEY BETA1 ADRENOCEPTOR WITH BOUND PARTIAL AGONIST SALBUTAMOL AND NANOBODY Nb6B9
1OAZ 2004-01-15 2.78 IgE Fv SPE7 complexed with a recombinant thioredoxin
5E4W 2015-12-02 2.8 Crystal structure of cpSRP43 chromodomains 2 and 3 in complex with the Alb3 tail
6H7O 2018-10-17 2.8 ACTIVATED TURKEY BETA1 ADRENOCEPTOR WITH BOUND WEAK PARTIAL AGONIST CYANOPINDOLOL AND NANOBODY Nb6B9
6H7J 2018-10-17 2.8 ACTIVATED TURKEY BETA1 ADRENOCEPTOR WITH BOUND AGONIST ISOPRENALINE AND NANOBODY Nb80
1SRX 1976-05-19 2.8 THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURE OF ESCHERICHIA COLI THIOREDOXIN-S2 TO 2.8 ANGSTROMS RESOLUTION
1F6M 2000-08-30 2.95 CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF A COMPLEX BETWEEN THIOREDOXIN REDUCTASE, THIOREDOXIN, AND THE NADP+ ANALOG, AADP+
6H1Y 2019-02-06 2.99 CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF A CHIMERIC VARIANT OF THIOREDOXIN FROM ESCHERICHIA COLI
2O8V 2007-03-27 3.0 PAPS reductase in a covalent complex with thioredoxin C35A
1SL0 2004-07-06 3.2 Ternary 3' complex of T7 DNA polymerase with a DNA primer/template containing a disordered cis-syn thymine dimer on the template and an incoming nucleotide
6GDG 2018-05-16 4.11 Cryo-EM structure of the adenosine A2A receptor bound to a miniGs heterotrimer
6N7W 2019-03-06 4.5 Structure of bacteriophage T7 leading-strand DNA polymerase (D5A/E7A)/Trx in complex with a DNA fork and incoming dTTP (from multiple lead complexes)
5IKN 2016-12-07 4.8 Crystal Structure of the T7 Replisome in the Absence of DNA

Relevant UniProtKB Entries

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