Unfolding and refolding of a type kappa immunoglobulin light chain and its variable and constant fragments.


Abstract

By limited proteolysis of a type kappa immunoglobulin light chain (Oku) with clostripain, both the VL and CL fragments were obtained with a high yield. The unfolding and refolding by guanidine hydrochloride of light chain Oku and its VL and CL fragments were studied at pH 7.5 and 25 degrees C with circular dichroism and tryptophyl fluorescence. The concentration of guanidine hydrochloride at the midpoint of the unfolding curve was 1.2 M for the VL fragment and 0.9 M for the CL fragment. As in the case of the CL fragment of light chain Nag (type lambda) [Goto, Y., & Hamaguchi, K. (1982) J. Mol. Biol. 156, 891-910], the unfolding and refolding kinetics of the CL fragment could be explained in principle on the basis of the three-species mechanism U1 in equilibrium U2 in equilibrium N, where N is native protein and U1 and U2 are the slow-folding and fast-folding species, respectively, of unfolded protein. The unfolding and refolding kinetics of the VL(Oku) fragment were described by a single exponential term. Double-jump experiments, however, showed that two forms of the unfolding molecule exist. The equilibrium and kinetics of unfolding of light chain Oku were explained by the sum of those of the VL and CL fragments. On the other hand, the refolding kinetics of light chain Oku were greatly different from the sum of those of the VL and CL fragments.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) Study holds ProTherm entries: 3907, 3908 Extra Details: unfolding and refolding kinetics; three-species mechanism;,double-jump experiment; isolated domains; slow phase

Submission Details

ID: r7gKpvyR

Submitter: Connie Wang

Submission Date: April 24, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Version: 1

Publication Details
Tsunenaga M;Goto Y;Kawata Y;Hamaguchi K,Biochemistry (1987) Unfolding and refolding of a type kappa immunoglobulin light chain and its variable and constant fragments. PMID:3120770
Additional Information

Structure view and single mutant data analysis

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Data Distribution

Studies with similar sequences (approximate matches)

Correlation with other assays (exact sequence matches)


Relevant PDB Entries

Structure ID Release Date Resolution Structure Title
1REI 1976-03-17T00:00:00+0000 2.0 THE MOLECULAR STRUCTURE OF A DIMER COMPOSED OF THE VARIABLE PORTIONS OF THE BENCE-JONES PROTEIN REI REFINED AT 2.0 ANGSTROMS RESOLUTION
1BWW 1998-09-29T00:00:00+0000 1.7 BENCE-JONES IMMUNOGLOBULIN REI VARIABLE PORTION, T39K MUTANT
4L1H 2013-06-03T00:00:00+0000 1.68 Bence-Jones immunoglobulin REI variable portion with seven point mutations
5XP1 2017-05-31T00:00:00+0000 2.88 Structure of monomeric mutant of REI immunoglobulin light chain variable domain crystallized at pH 6
1WTL 1994-06-08T00:00:00+0000 1.9 COMPARISON OF CRYSTAL STRUCTURES OF TWO HOMOLOGOUS PROTEINS: STRUCTURAL ORIGIN OF ALTERED DOMAIN INTERACTIONS IN IMMUNOGLOBULIN LIGHT CHAIN DIMERS
1AR2 1997-08-08T00:00:00+0000 2.8 DISULFIDE-FREE IMMUNOGLOBULIN FRAGMENT
1QAC 1999-02-25T00:00:00+0000 1.8 CHANGE IN DIMERIZATION MODE BY REMOVAL OF A SINGLE UNSATISFIED POLAR RESIDUE
2LVE 1998-05-13T00:00:00+0000 2.7 RECOMBINANT LEN
1EFQ 2000-02-09T00:00:00+0000 1.6 Q38D mutant of LEN
1EEU 2000-02-03T00:00:00+0000 1.6 M4L/Y(27D)D/Q89D/T94H mutant of LEN

Relevant UniProtKB Entries

Percent Identity Matching Chains Protein Accession Entry Name
100.0 Immunoglobulin kappa variable 1D-33 P01593 KVD33_HUMAN
100.0 Immunoglobulin kappa variable 1D-33 P01594 KV133_HUMAN
99.0 Immunoglobulin kappa variable 4-1 P06312 KV401_HUMAN