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We have studied the stability of the histone-like, DNA-binding protein HU from the hyperthermophilic eubacterium Thermotoga maritima and its E34D mutant by differential scanning microcalorimetry and CD under acidic conditions at various concentrations within the range of 2-225 micro m of monomer. The thermal unfolding of both proteins is highly reversible(More)
The amino acid sequence of Leishmania mexicana triose phosphate isomerase is unique in having at position 65 a glutamic acid instead of a glutamine. The stability properties of LmTIM and the E65Q mutant were investigated by pH and guanidinium chloride-induced unfolding. The crystal structure of E65Q was determined. Three important observations were made:(More)
The noncovalent complex formed by the association of two fragments of chymotrypsin inhibitor-2 is reversibly denatured by pressure in the absence of chemical denaturants. On pressure release, the complex returned to its original conformation through a biphasic reaction, with first-order rate constants of 0.012 and 0.002 s-1, respectively. The slowest phase(More)
We investigated the role of electrostatic charges at positions D72 and K8 in the function and structural stability of cytochrome c6 from Nostoc sp. PCC 7119 (cyt c6). A series of mutant forms was generated to span the possible combinations of charge neutralization (by mutation to alanine) and charge inversion (by mutation to lysine and aspartate,(More)
Thermodynamic parameters describing the phage 434 Cro protein have been determined by calorimetry and, independently, by far-UV circular dichroism (CD) measurements of isothermal urea denaturations and thermal denaturations at fixed urea concentrations. These equilibrium unfolding transitions are adequately described by the two-state model. The far-UV CD(More)
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