Ekaterina N. Samatova

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Kinetic investigation on the wild-type apomyoglobin and its 12 mutants with substitutions of hydrophobic residues by Ala was performed using stopped-flow fluorescence. Characteristics of the kinetic intermediate I and the folding nucleus were derived solely from kinetic data, namely, the slow-phase folding rate constants and the burst-phase amplitudes of(More)
Influence of 12 nonpolar amino acids residues from the hydrophobic core of apomyoglobin on stability of its native state and folding intermediate was studied. Six of the selected residues are from the A, G and H helices; these are conserved in structure of the globin family, although nonfunctional, that is, not involved in heme binding. The rest are(More)
Studies of the folding pathway of large proteins whose kinetics is complicated due to the formation of several intermediate states are most frequently impeded or totally impossible because of rapid folding phase occurring during instrument dead time. In this paper the obtaining of energy characteristics of one of such proteins-carbonic anhydrase B-is(More)
At present it is unclear which interactions in proteins reveal the presence of intermediate states, their stability and formation rate. In this study, we have investigated the effect of substitutions of hydrophobic amino acid residues in the hydrophobic core of protein and on its surface on a molten globule type intermediate state of apomyoglobin. It has(More)
A number of residues in globins family are well conserved but are not directly involved in the primary oxygen-carrying function of these proteins. A possible role for these conserved, non-functional residues has been suggested in promoting a rapid and correct folding process to the native tertiary structure. To test this hypothesis, we have studied(More)
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