Differential scanning calorimetry study of reversible, partial unfolding transitions in dodecameric glutamine synthetase from Escherichia coli.


Abstract

Partial unfolding of dodecameric glutamine synthetase (GS) from Escherichia coli has been studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). A single endotherm (tm = 51.6 +/- 0.1 degrees C and delta Hcal = 211 +/- 4 kcal/mol of enzyme) was observed in DSC experiments with Mn.GS in the presence of 1.0 mM free Mn2+ and 100 mM KCl at pH 7. The dodecameric structure of Mn.GS was retained throughout heating cycles, and thermal transitions were reversible as shown by rescans [with 6-18 mg of GS (Mr 622,000) from 15 to 68 degrees C at 20-60 degrees C/h] and by greater than 93% recovery of activity. A cooperative ratio delta Hcal/delta HvH of 1.6 +/- 0.1 and deconvolution analysis show two cooperative units (two-state transitions): t1 = 50.4 and t2 = 51.7 degrees C; the ratio of the relative sizes of thermally labile domains is approximately 1:2 as judged by delta H2/delta H1 approximately equal to 2. However, the thermally induced overall enthalpy change (0.34 cal/g) for GS dodecamer is only 5-10% of that for thermal unfolding of small globular proteins at 50 degrees C. The t1 and t2 values from deconvolutions of DSC data agree with t0.5 values previously calculated from spectral measurements of temperature-induced exposures of approximately 0.7 of 2 Trp and approximately 2 of 17 Tyr per subunit, respectively [Shrake et al. (1989) Biochemistry 28, 6281-6294], over a 14 degrees C temperature range using both stabilizing and destabilizing conditions for Mn.GS.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) Study holds ProTherm entries: 4381 Extra Details: endotherm; activity; cooperative units;,partial unfolding reactions

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Submitter: Connie Wang

Submission Date: April 24, 2018, 8:25 p.m.

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Ginsburg A;Zolkiewski M,Biochemistry (1991) Differential scanning calorimetry study of reversible, partial unfolding transitions in dodecameric glutamine synthetase from Escherichia coli. PMID:1680002
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