Apparent Debye-Huckel electrostatic effects in the folding of a simple, single domain protein.

We have monitored the effects of salts and denaturants on the folding of the simple, two-state protein FynSH3. As predicted by Debye-Huckel limiting law, both the stability and (log) folding rate of FynSH3 increase nearly perfectly linearly (r(2)> 0.99) with the square root of ionic strength upon increasing concentrations of the relatively nonchaotropic… CONTINUE READING