AMIDE PROTON-EXCHANGE MEASUREMENTS AS A PROBE OF THE STABILITY AND DYNAMICS OF THE N-TERMINAL DOMAIN OF THE RIBOSOMAL-PROTEIN L9 - COMPARISON WITH THE INTACT PROTEIN

Citation
L. Vugmeyster et al., AMIDE PROTON-EXCHANGE MEASUREMENTS AS A PROBE OF THE STABILITY AND DYNAMICS OF THE N-TERMINAL DOMAIN OF THE RIBOSOMAL-PROTEIN L9 - COMPARISON WITH THE INTACT PROTEIN, Protein science, 7(9), 1998, pp. 1994-1997
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Biology
Journal title
ISSN journal
0961-8368
Volume
7
Issue
9
Year of publication
1998
Pages
1994 - 1997
Database
ISI
SICI code
0961-8368(1998)7:9<1994:APMAAP>2.0.ZU;2-5
Abstract
Amide H/D exchange rates have been measured for the N-terminal domain of the ribosomal protein L9, residues 1-56. The rates were measured at pD 3.91, 5.03, and 5.37. At pD 5.37, 18 amides exchange slowly enough to give reliable rate measurements. At pD 3.91, seven additional resi dues could be followed. The exchange is shown to occur by the EX2 mech anism for all conditions studied. The rates for the N-terminal domain are very similar to those previously measured for the corresponding re gion in the full-length protein (Lillemoen J et al., 1997, J Mol Biol 268:482-493). In particular, the rates for the residues that we have s hown to exchange via global unfolding in the N-terminal domain agree w ithin the experimental error with the rates measured by Hoffman and co workers, suggesting that the structure of the domain is preserved in i solation and that the stability of the isolated domain is comparable t o the stability of this domain in intact L9.