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Biochem J. 2002 Jun 15;364(Pt 3):849-55.

Hydrolysable ATP is a requirement for the correct interaction of molecular chaperonins cpn60 and cpn10.

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The National Centre for Macromolecular Hydrodynamics, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, Leicester LE12 5RD, UK.


Over recent years the binding ability of the molecular chaperone cpn60 (GroEL14) and its co-chaperone cpn10 (GroES7) has been reported to occur under an assortment of specific conditions from the use of non-hydrolysable ATP analogues (namely adenosine 5'-[gamma-thio]triphosphate) to requiring hydrolysable ATP for any interaction to occur. We have investigated this further using the molecular hydrodynamic methods (hydrodynamic bead modelling, sedimentation-velocity analytical ultracentrifugation and dynamic light-scattering), allowing the process to be followed under physiologically relevant dilute solution conditions, combined with absorption spectrophotometry to determine GroES7-GroEL14 interaction through the rate inhibition of the cpn60's ATPase activity by GroES7. The results found here indicate that the presence of hydrolysable ATP is required to facilitate correct GroES7 interaction with GroEL14 in solution.

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