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Mol Biol (Mosk). 2007 Jul-Aug;41(4):681-7.

[Search for structural factors responsible for the stability of proteins from thermophilic organisms].

[Article in Russian]

Abstract

Database including 392 homologous pairs of proteins from thermophilic and mesophilic organisms was created. Using this database we have found that proteins from termophilic organisms contain more atom-atom contacts per residue in comparison with mesophilic homologues. Contribution to increase of the number of contacts gives exterior amino acid residues, accessible for the solvent. Amino acid composition of interior, inaccessible for the solvent, and exterior amino acid residues of proteins from thermophilic and mesophilic organisms were analyzed. We have obtained that exterior residues of proteins from thermophilic organisms contain more such amino acid residues as Lys, Arg and Glu and smaller such amino acid residues as Ala, Asp, Asn. Gln, Ser, and Thr in comparison with proteins from mesophilic organisms. Amino acid compositions of interior residues of considered proteins are not different.

PMID:
17936989
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