Kinetic intermediates in the formation of the cytochrome c molten globule.


Abstract

The relationship between molten globules and transient intermediates in protein folding has been explored by equilibrium and kinetic analysis of the compact acid-denatured A-state of cytochrome c. The chloride-induced formation of the A-state is a complex reaction with structural intermediates resembling those found under native refolding conditions, including a rapidly formed compact state and a subsequent intermediate with interacting N- and C-terminal helices. Together with mutational evidence for specific helix-helix packing interactions, this shows that the A-state is a stable analogue of a late folding intermediate. The L94A mutation blocks all folding steps after the initial collapse and its equilibrium state resembles early kinetic intermediates. Study holds ProTherm entries: 7416, 7417, 7418, 7419, 7420, 7421, 7422, 7423, 14391 Extra Details:

Submission Details

ID: n6Y3Ln2K3

Submitter: Connie Wang

Submission Date: April 24, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Version: 1

Publication Details
Colón W;Roder H,Nat. Struct. Biol. (1996) Kinetic intermediates in the formation of the cytochrome c molten globule. PMID:8946855
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