Towards creatine kinase aggregation due to the cysteine modification at the flexible active site and refolding pathway.

The dimeric native state of creatine kinase (CK) was aggregated at conspicuous levels during cysteine modification at the active site with using 5,5'-dithiobis-(2-nitrobenzoic acid) (DTNB) under a high enzyme concentration. Measuring the ANS-binding fluorescence revealed that the hydrophobic surface of CK was increased by cysteine modification due to the… CONTINUE READING