Effects of site-directed mutations on the chaperone-like activity of alphaB-crystallin.

Recombinant alphaB-crystallin has been shown to exhibit chaperone-like activity, suppressing the thermal aggregation of gamma-crystallin and aggregation of the reduced insulin B chain conferring thermotolerance to Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) cells. Mutations were made in three specific areas of the alphaB-crystallin, the N terminus D2G, the conserved… CONTINUE READING