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Biochemistry. 1988 Mar 22;27(6):2158-65.

NMR assignments of the four histidines of staphylococcal nuclease in native and denatured states.

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Department of Biochemistry, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53706.

Abstract

NMR signals from all four histidine ring C epsilon protons and three of the four histidine C delta protons in the protein staphylococcal nuclease have been assigned by comparing spectra of the wild-type (Foggi strain) protein to spectra of three variants that each lack a different histidine residue. All proteins studied were cloned and overproduced in Escherichia coli. The NMR spectra of the three mutant proteins (H8R, H46Y, and H124L) used to make these assignments were similar to one another and to those of the wild type, except for signals from the mutated residues. The pKa values of those histidines conserved between the wild type and the mutants remained essentially unchanged. Multiple histidine C epsilon proton resonances due to non-native forms of nuclease were observed in both thermally induced and acid-induced unfolding. Residue-specific assignments of H epsilon protons in the thermally denatured forms of the mutant H46Y were obtained from connectivities to the native state by saturation transfer.

PMID:
3288282
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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