Electrostatic Contribution of Surface Charge Residues to the Stability of a Thermophilic Protein: Benchmarking Experimental and Predicted pKa Values

Optimization of the surface charges is a promising strategy for increasing thermostability of proteins. Electrostatic contribution of ionizable groups to the protein stability can be estimated from the differences between the pKa values in the folded and unfolded states of a protein. Using this pKa-shift approach, we experimentally measured the… CONTINUE READING