Accommodation of single amino acid insertions by the native state of staphylococcal nuclease.


Single alanine and glycine insertions were introduced at 20 randomly selected positions in staphylococcal nuclease. The resulting changes in catalytic activity and in stability to guanidine hydrochloride denaturation indicate that the native state structure is frequently able to accommodate the extra residue without great difficulty, even insertions within secondary structural elements such as alpha helices and beta sheets. On average, an inserted residue reduces the free energy of denaturation (delta GH2O) by an amount roughly comparable to an alanine or glycine substitution for one of the residues flanking the site of insertion. Several positions outside of the enzyme active site were found where insertions, but not substitutions, lead to structural changes that modify catalytic activity and the circular dichroism spectrum. Amino acid insertions represent a virtually unexplored class of genetic mutation that may prove complementary to amino acid substitutions for engineering proteins with altered functional and structural properties. Study holds ProTherm entries: 2479, 2480, 2481, 2482, 2483, 2484, 2485, 2486, 2487, 2488, 2489, 2490, 2491, 2492, 2493, 2494, 2495, 2496, 2497, 2498, 2499, 2500, 2501, 2502, 2503, 2504, 2505 Extra Details:

Submission Details

ID: xyHZVr9x

Submitter: Connie Wang

Submission Date: April 24, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Version: 1

Publication Details
Sondek J;Shortle D,Proteins (1990) Accommodation of single amino acid insertions by the native state of staphylococcal nuclease. PMID:2381904
Additional Information

Structure view and single mutant data analysis

Study data

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Colors: D E R H K S T N Q A V I L M F Y W C G P

Data Distribution

Studies with similar sequences (approximate matches)

Correlation with other assays (exact sequence matches)

Relevant UniProtKB Entries

Percent Identity Matching Chains Protein Accession Entry Name
100.0 Thermonuclease P00644 NUC_STAAU
99.3 Thermonuclease Q5HHM4 NUC_STAAC
99.1 Thermonuclease Q99VJ0 NUC_STAAM
99.1 Thermonuclease Q7A6P2 NUC_STAAN
99.3 Thermonuclease Q6GB41 NUC_STAAS
99.3 Thermonuclease Q8NXI6 NUC_STAAW
99.3 Thermonuclease Q6GIK1 NUC_STAAR