Context is a major determinant of beta-sheet propensity.


Residues in beta-sheets occur in two distinct tertiary contexts: central strands, bordered on both sides by other beta-strands, and edge strands, bordered on only a single side by another beta-strand. The delta delta G values for beta-sheet formation measured at an edge beta-strand of the IgG-binding domain of protein G(GB1) are quite different from those obtained previously at a central position in the same protein. In particular, there is no correlation at the edge position with statistically determined beta-sheet-forming preferences. The differences between beta-sheet propensities measured at central and edge beta-strands, delta delta delta G values, correlate with the values of water/octanol transfer free energies and side-chain non-polar surface area for the amino acids. These results strongly suggest that, unlike alpha-helix formation, beta-sheet formation is determined in large part by tertiary context, even at solvent-accessible sites, and not by intrinsic secondary structure preferences.

Submission Details

ID: n2LZ8GcT

Submitter: Connie Wang

Submission Date: Nov. 7, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Version: 3

Publication Details
Minor DL Jr;Kim PS,Nature (1994) Context is a major determinant of beta-sheet propensity. PMID:8078589
Additional Information

Structure view and single mutant data analysis

Study data

No weblogo for data of varying length.
Colors: D E R H K S T N Q A V I L M F Y W C G P

Data Distribution

Studies with similar sequences (approximate matches)

Correlation with other assays (exact sequence matches)

Relevant UniProtKB Entries

Percent Identity Matching Chains Protein Accession Entry Name
100.0 Immunoglobulin G-binding protein G P06654 SPG1_STRSG
100.0 Immunoglobulin G-binding protein G P19909 SPG2_STRSG