On the relationship between protein stability and folding kinetics: a comparative study of the N-terminal domains of RNase HI, E. coli and Bacillus stearothermophilus L9.

There is currently a great deal of interest in proteins that fold in a single highly cooperative step. Particular attention has been focused on elucidating the factors that govern folding rates of simple proteins. Recently, the topology of the native state has been proposed to be the most important determinant of their folding rates. Here we report a… (More)