Höcker, Birte and Lochner, Adriane and Seitz, Tobias and Claren, Jörg and Sterner, Reinhard (2009) High-resolution crystal structure of an artificial (betaalpha)(8)-barrel protein designed from identical half-barrels. Biochemistry 48 (6), pp. 1145-7.
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Ample evidence suggests that the ubiquitous (betaalpha)(8)-barrel enzyme fold has evolved by the duplication and fusion of an ancestral (betaalpha)(4)-half-barrel. To reconstruct this process in the laboratory with a model protein, we earlier fused two copies of the C-terminal half-barrel HisF-C of imidazole glycerol phosphate synthase (HisF) and stepwise stabilized the resulting HisF-CC construct. We now further increased its stability and solubility by introducing two additional amino acid exchanges, which allowed us to crystallize the resulting artificial (betaalpha)(8)-barrel protein HisF-C***C. The analysis of its X-ray structure at 2.1 A resolution reveals a striking similarity to wild-type HisF, helps us to understand its improved stability, and provides further insights into the evolution of (betaalpha)(8)-barrel proteins.
|Institutions:||Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Biophysik und physikalische Biochemie > Prof. Dr. Reinhard Sterner|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 570 Life sciences|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||22 Mar 2010 08:24|
|Last Modified:||22 Mar 2010 08:24|
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