The paradox between m values and deltaCp's for denaturation of ribonuclease T1 with disulfide bonds intact and broken.


Abstract

Urea-induced denaturations of RNase T1 and reduced and carboxyamidated RNase T1 (RTCAM) as a function of temperature were analyzed using the linear extrapolation method, and denaturation m values, deltaCp, deltaH, deltaS, and deltaG quantities were determined. Because both deltaCp and m values are believed to reflect the protein surface area newly exposed on denaturation, the prediction is that the ratio of m values for RNase T1 and RTCAM should equal the deltaCp ratio for the two proteins. This is not the case, for it is found that the m value of RTCAM is 1.5 times that of RNase T1, while the denaturation deltaCp's for the two proteins are identical. The paradox of why the two parameters, m and deltaCp, are not equivalent in their behavior is of importance in the interpretations of their respective molecular-level meanings. It is found that the measured denaturation deltaCp's are consistent with deltaCp's calculated on the basis of empirical relationships between the change in surface area on denaturation (deltaASA), and that the measured m value of RNase T1 agrees with m calculated from empirical data relating m to deltaASA. However, the measured m of RTCAM is so much out of line with its calculated m as to call into question the validity of always equating m with surface area newly exposed on denaturation. Study holds ProTherm entries: 6756, 6757, 6758, 6759, 6760 Extra Details: additive : EDTA(2 mM),

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ID: rqyESLrd

Submitter: Connie Wang

Submission Date: April 24, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

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Publication Details
Baskakov IV;Bolen DW,Protein Sci. (1999) The paradox between m values and deltaCp's for denaturation of ribonuclease T1 with disulfide bonds intact and broken. PMID:10386881
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