Conformational destabilization of Bacillus licheniformis α-amylase induced by lysine modification and calcium depletion

Tan, C.Y. and Rahman, R.N. and Kadir, H.A. and Tayyab, S. (2011) Conformational destabilization of Bacillus licheniformis α-amylase induced by lysine modification and calcium depletion. Acta Biochimica Polonica, 58 (3). pp. 405-412. ISSN 0001-527X

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Abstract

Bacillus licheniformis α-amylase (BLA) was chemically modified using 100-fold molar excess of succinic anhydride over protein or 0.66 M potassium cyanate to obtain 42 % succinylated and 81 % carbamylated BLAs. Size and charge homogeneity of modified preparations was established by Sephacryl S-200 HR gel chromatography and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Conformational alteration in these preparations was evident by the larger Stokes radii (3.40 nm for carbamylated and 3.34 nm for succinylated BLAs) compared to 2.43 nm obtained for native BLA. Urea denaturation results using mean residue ellipticity (MRE) as a probe also showed conformational destabilization based on the early start of transition as well as ΔG(D)(H2O) values obtained for both modified derivatives and Ca-depleted BLA. Decrease in ΔG(D)(H2O) value from 5,930 cal/mol (for native BLA) to 3,957 cal/mol (for succinylated BLA), 3,336 cal/mol (for carbamylated BLA) and 3,430 cal/mol for Ca-depleted BLA suggested reduced conformational stability upon modification of amino groups of BLA or depletion of calcium. Since both succinylation and carbamylation reactions abolish the positive charge on amino groups (both α- and ε- amino), the decrease in conformational stability can be ascribed to the disruption of salt bridges present in the protein which might have released the intrinsic calcium from its binding site.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Biomolecular Research Group, Biochemistry Programme, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: BLA; calcium; conformation; lysine; salt bridges; stability; urea
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2011 00:13
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019 00:50
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2147

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