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Advantages of synchrotron radiation circular dichroism spectroscopy to study intrinsically disordered proteins

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Autor(es):
Kumagai, Patricia S. ; DeMarco, Ricardo ; Lopes, Jose L. S.
Número total de Autores: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: EUROPEAN BIOPHYSICS JOURNAL WITH BIOPHYSICS LETTERS; v. 46, n. 7, SI, p. 599-606, OCT 2017.
Citações Web of Science: 11
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The unordered secondary structural content of an intrinsically disordered protein (IDP) is susceptible to conformational changes induced by many different external factors, such as the presence of organic solvents, removal of water, changes in temperature, binding to partner molecules, and interaction with lipids and/or other ligands. In order to characterize the high-flexibility nature of an IDP, circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy is a particularly useful method due to its capability of monitoring both subtle and remarkable changes in different environments, relative ease in obtaining measurements, the small amount of sample required, and the capability for sample recovery (sample not damaged) and others. Using synchrotron radiation as the light source for CD spectroscopy represents the state-of-the-art version of this technique with feasibility of accessing the lower wavelength UV region, and therefore presenting a series of advantages over conventional circular dichroism (cCD) to monitor a protein conformational behavior, check protein stability, detect ligand binding, and many others. In this paper, we have performed a comparative study using cCD and SRCD methods for investigating the secondary structure and the conformational behavior of natively unfolded proteins: MEG-14 and soybean trypsin inhibitor. We show that the SRCD technique greatly improves the analysis and accuracy of the studies on the conformations of IDPs. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 15/50347-2 - Estudos biofísicos da estrutura/função de peptídeos antimicrobianos e enzimas isoladas de organismos extremófilos
Beneficiário:Ana Paula Ulian de Araujo
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular