Pressure effect on denaturant-induced unfolding of hen egg white lysozyme.


The influence of hydrostatic pressure (< or =100 MPa) on denaturant-induced unfolding of hen egg white lysozyme was investigated by means of ultraviolet spectroscopy at various temperatures. Assuming a two-state transition model, the dependence of Gibbs free-energy change of unfolding on the denaturant concentration was calculated. Under applied hydrostatic pressure, these data were interpreted as suggesting that a two-state model is not applicable in a restricted temperature range; the dominant effect of hydrostatic pressure is to affect the cooperativity in protein unfolding due to a chemical equilibrium shift in the direction of the reduction in the system volume. The deviation from the two-state transition model appears to be rationalized by assuming that applied pressure induces an intermediate conformation between the native and unfolded states of the protein. The implication of the thermodynamic stability of protein under pressure was discussed. Study holds ProTherm entries: 11361, 11362, 11363 Extra Details: under 80MPa pressure protein unfolding; intermediate state; hydrostatic pressure;,cooperativity; stability

Submission Details

ID: zyvmExMp3

Submitter: Connie Wang

Submission Date: April 24, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Version: 1

Publication Details
Sasahara K;Sakurai M;Nitta K,Proteins (2001) Pressure effect on denaturant-induced unfolding of hen egg white lysozyme. PMID:11455591
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Relevant UniProtKB Entries

Percent Identity Matching Chains Protein Accession Entry Name
100.0 Lysozyme C P00698 LYSC_CHICK
96.9 Lysozyme C P00700 LYSC_COLVI
96.9 Lysozyme C P00699 LYSC_CALCC
96.9 Lysozyme C Q7LZQ0 LYSC_CATWA
96.9 Lysozyme C Q7LZP9 LYSC_LOPIM
96.1 Lysozyme C Q7LZI3 LYSC_TRASA
95.3 Lysozyme C P00701 LYSC_COTJA
96.1 Lysozyme C P19849 LYSC_PAVCR
95.3 Lysozyme C P22910 LYSC_CHRAM
95.3 Lysozyme C Q7LZT2 LYSC_TRATE
95.2 Lysozyme C P00703 LYSC_MELGA
92.2 Lysozyme C P00704 LYSC_NUMME
93.0 Lysozyme C P24364 LYSC_LOPLE
94.6 Lysozyme C P24533 LYSC_SYRRE
93.2 Lysozyme C P00702 LYSC_PHACO
93.0 Lysozyme C P81711 LYSC_SYRSO
92.3 Lysozyme C P49663 LYSC_PHAVE