We have used fluorescence spectroscopy techniques such as fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and fluorescence anisotropy decay on a wide time range, from nanoseconds to seconds, to investigate the unfolding kinetics induced by guanidinium chloride of GFPMut2 and its point mutation H148G, which has proved to be relevant for GFP photochemistry and photophysics. The mutation affects the unfolding kinetics of GFP leading to a much faster process at alkaline pH values, where protonation dynamics is negligible, that can be ascribed to a twofold role of His148, either as a proton shutter towards the chromophore and as a conformation stabiliser. For both mutants a soft region located near beta-strand 3 is found that starts to gain flexibility in the ns range at denaturant concentrations far lower than those required to turn off the chromophore fluorescence, as derived from the anisotropy decay of an extrinsic probe covalently bound to the proteins.

Effect of the point mutation H148G on GFPmut2 unfolding kinetics by fluorescence spectroscopy / C., Bosisio; V., Quercioli; G., Chirico; L., D'Alfonso; Bettati, Stefano; Raboni, Samanta; Campanini, Barbara; M., Collini. - In: BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0301-4622. - 157:1-3(2011), pp. 24-32. [10.1016/j.bpc.2011.04.004]

Effect of the point mutation H148G on GFPmut2 unfolding kinetics by fluorescence spectroscopy

BETTATI, Stefano;RABONI, Samanta;CAMPANINI, Barbara;
2011

Abstract

We have used fluorescence spectroscopy techniques such as fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and fluorescence anisotropy decay on a wide time range, from nanoseconds to seconds, to investigate the unfolding kinetics induced by guanidinium chloride of GFPMut2 and its point mutation H148G, which has proved to be relevant for GFP photochemistry and photophysics. The mutation affects the unfolding kinetics of GFP leading to a much faster process at alkaline pH values, where protonation dynamics is negligible, that can be ascribed to a twofold role of His148, either as a proton shutter towards the chromophore and as a conformation stabiliser. For both mutants a soft region located near beta-strand 3 is found that starts to gain flexibility in the ns range at denaturant concentrations far lower than those required to turn off the chromophore fluorescence, as derived from the anisotropy decay of an extrinsic probe covalently bound to the proteins.
Effect of the point mutation H148G on GFPmut2 unfolding kinetics by fluorescence spectroscopy / C., Bosisio; V., Quercioli; G., Chirico; L., D'Alfonso; Bettati, Stefano; Raboni, Samanta; Campanini, Barbara; M., Collini. - In: BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0301-4622. - 157:1-3(2011), pp. 24-32. [10.1016/j.bpc.2011.04.004]
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