Thermal inactivation and chaperonin-mediated renaturation of mitochondrial aspartate aminotransferase.

Mitochondrial aspartate aminotransferase is inactivated irreversibly on heating. The inactivated protein aggregates, but aggregation is prevented by the presence of the chaperonin 60 from Escherichia coli (GroEL). The chaperonin increases the rate of thermal inactivation in the temperature range 55-65 degrees C but not at lower temperatures. It has… CONTINUE READING