Submillisecond events in protein folding.


Abstract

The pathway of protein folding is now being analyzed at the resolution of individual residues by kinetic measurements on suitably engineered mutants. The kinetic methods generally employed for studying folding are typically limited to the time range of > or = 1 ms because the folding of denatured proteins is usually initiated by mixing them with buffers that favor folding, and the dead time of rapid mixing experiments is about a millisecond. We now show that the study of protein folding may be extended to the microsecond time region by using temperature-jump measurements on the cold-unfolded state of a suitable protein. We are able to detect early events in the folding of mutants of barstar, the polypeptide inhibitor of barnase. A preliminary characterization of the fast phase from spectroscopic and phi-value analysis indicates that it is a transition between two relatively solvent-exposed states with little consolidation of structure. Study holds ProTherm entries: 10578, 10579, 10580, 10581, 10582 Extra Details: The pseudo-wild-type barstar C40A/C82A/P27A pathway; protein folding; temperature-jump measurements;,solvent exposed states

Submission Details

ID: jGvj6CHM

Submitter: Connie Wang

Submission Date: April 24, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

Version: 1

Publication Details
Nölting B;Golbik R;Fersht AR,Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (1995) Submillisecond events in protein folding. PMID:7479862
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