Localized, stereochemically sensitive hydrophobic packing in an early folding intermediate of dihydrofolate reductase from Escherichia coli.


Abstract

Mutational analysis was performed to probe the development of hydrophobic clusters during the early events in the folding of dihydrofolate reductase. Replacements were made in several hydrophobic subdomains to examine the roles of hydrophobicity and stereochemistry in the formation of kinetic intermediates. Amide protons in two of these clusters, including residues I91, I94, and I155, have been shown to be protected against solvent exchange within 13 ms of folding. Additional hydrophobic clusters were probed by substitutions at residues I2, I61, and L112; these residues are not protected from exchange until later in the folding reaction. Valine and leucine replacements at positions I91, I94, and I155 significantly diminish the formation of the burst phase kinetic intermediate, relative to the wild-type protein. In contrast, I2 and I61 are insensitive to these substitutions in the first 5 ms of the folding reaction, as is the replacement of L112 with either isoleucine or valine. These results demonstrate that the tightly packed core of dihydrofolate reductase is acquired in a non-uniform fashion, beginning in the submillisecond time frame. The progressive development of specific side-chain packing in localized hydrophobic clusters may be a common theme for complex protein folding reactions. Study holds ProTherm entries: 7983, 7984, 7985, 7986, 7987, 7988, 7989, 7990, 7991, 7992, 7993, 7994 Extra Details: additive : K2EDTA(0.2 mM),

Submission Details

ID: xxdcW84s

Submitter: Connie Wang

Submission Date: April 24, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Version: 1

Publication Details
O'Neill JC;Robert Matthews C,J. Mol. Biol. (2000) Localized, stereochemically sensitive hydrophobic packing in an early folding intermediate of dihydrofolate reductase from Escherichia coli. PMID:10656786
Additional Information

Structure view and single mutant data analysis

Study data

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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
6CW7 2018-03-30T00:00:00+0000 1.03 E. coli DHFR product complex with (6S)-5,6,7,8-TETRAHYDROFOLATE
6CXK 2018-04-03T00:00:00+0000 1.11 E. coli DHFR substrate complex with Dihydrofolate
6CYV 2018-04-06T00:00:00+0000 1.3 E. coli DHFR ternary complex with NADP and dihydrofolate
1DDR 1995-06-29T00:00:00+0000 2.45 MOLECULE: DIHYDROFOLATE REDUCTASE (E.C.1.5.1.3) COMPLEXED WITH METHOTREXATE AND UREA
1DDS 1995-06-29T00:00:00+0000 2.2 MOLECULE: DIHYDROFOLATE REDUCTASE (E.C.1.5.1.3) COMPLEXED WITH METHOTREXATE
1DHI 1993-10-29T00:00:00+0000 1.9 LONG-RANGE STRUCTURAL EFFECTS IN A SECOND-SITE REVERTANT OF A MUTANT DIHYDROFOLATE REDUCTASE
1DHJ 1993-10-29T00:00:00+0000 1.8 LONG-RANGE STRUCTURAL EFFECTS IN A SECOND-SITE REVERTANT OF A MUTANT DIHYDROFOLATE REDUCTASE
1DRA 1991-11-06T00:00:00+0000 1.9 CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF UNLIGANDED ESCHERICHIA COLI DIHYDROFOLATE REDUCTASE. LIGAND-INDUCED CONFORMATIONAL CHANGES AND COOPERATIVITY IN BINDING
1DRB 1991-11-06T00:00:00+0000 1.96 CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF UNLIGANDED ESCHERICHIA COLI DIHYDROFOLATE REDUCTASE. LIGAND-INDUCED CONFORMATIONAL CHANGES AND COOPERATIVITY IN BINDING
1DRE 1996-11-28T00:00:00+0000 2.6 DIHYDROFOLATE REDUCTASE COMPLEXED WITH METHOTREXATE AND NICOTINAMIDE ADENINE DINUCLEOTIDE PHOSPHATE (OXIDIZED FORM)

Relevant UniProtKB Entries

Percent Identity Matching Chains Protein Accession Entry Name
91.8 Dihydrofolate reductase P31074 DYR_KLEAE
96.2 Dihydrofolate reductase P31073 DYR_CITFR
100.0 Dihydrofolate reductase P0ABQ6 DYR_SHIFL
100.0 Dihydrofolate reductase P0ABQ4 DYR_ECOLI
100.0 Dihydrofolate reductase P0ABQ5 DYR_ECOL6