A salt-induced kinetic intermediate is on a new parallel pathway of lysozyme folding.


Lysozyme folds through two competing pathways. A fast pathway leads directly from a collapsed state to the native protein, whereas folding on a slow pathway proceeds through a partially folded intermediate (I(1)). At NaCl concentrations above 100 mM, a second transient intermediate (I(2)) is induced as judged by the appearance of an additional apparent rate constant in the refolding kinetics. Monitoring the time course of native molecules and of both intermediates shows that the NaCl-induced state (I(2)) is located on neither of the two folding pathways observed at low-salt concentrations. These results suggest that I(2) is a metastable high-energy intermediate at low-ionic strength and is located on a third folding pathway. The folding landscape of lysozyme seems to be complex with several high-energy intermediates located on parallel folding routes. However, the experiments show no evidence for partially folded states on the fast direct pathway. Study holds ProTherm entries: 16299, 16300, 16301 Extra Details: folding kinetics, new parallel pathway, lysozyme

Submission Details

ID: kAoTnUWf3

Submitter: Connie Wang

Submission Date: April 24, 2018, 8:47 p.m.

Version: 1

Publication Details
Bieri O;Wildegger G;Bachmann A;Wagner C;Kiefhaber T,Biochemistry (1999) A salt-induced kinetic intermediate is on a new parallel pathway of lysozyme folding. PMID:10493816
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Data Distribution

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Relevant UniProtKB Entries

Percent Identity Matching Chains Protein Accession Entry Name
100.0 Lysozyme C P00698 LYSC_CHICK
96.9 Lysozyme C P00700 LYSC_COLVI
96.9 Lysozyme C P00699 LYSC_CALCC
96.9 Lysozyme C Q7LZQ0 LYSC_CATWA
96.9 Lysozyme C Q7LZP9 LYSC_LOPIM
96.1 Lysozyme C Q7LZI3 LYSC_TRASA
95.3 Lysozyme C P00701 LYSC_COTJA
96.1 Lysozyme C P19849 LYSC_PAVCR
95.3 Lysozyme C P22910 LYSC_CHRAM
95.3 Lysozyme C Q7LZT2 LYSC_TRATE
95.2 Lysozyme C P00703 LYSC_MELGA
92.2 Lysozyme C P00704 LYSC_NUMME
93.0 Lysozyme C P24364 LYSC_LOPLE
94.6 Lysozyme C P24533 LYSC_SYRRE
93.2 Lysozyme C P00702 LYSC_PHACO
93.0 Lysozyme C P81711 LYSC_SYRSO
92.3 Lysozyme C P49663 LYSC_PHAVE