Thermal unfolding mechanism of lipocalin-type prostaglandin D synthase.


Lipocalin-type prostaglandin (PG) D synthase (L-PGDS) is a dual-functioning protein in the lipocalin family, acting as a PGD(2)-synthesizing enzyme and as an extracellular transporter for small lipophilic molecules. We earlier reported that denaturant-induced unfolding of L-PGDS follows a four-state pathway, including an activity-enhanced state and an… (More)