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Chilukotia, N. and Santosh Kumar , C.M. and Mande, S.C. (2015) GroEL2 OF M. tuberculosis REVEALS THE IMPORTANCE OF STRUCTURAL PLIABILITY IN CHAPERONIN FUNCTION. Jounal of Bacteriology .

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Intracellular protein folding is mediated by molecular chaperones, the best studied among which are the chaperonins, GroEL and GroES. Conformational changes and allosteric transitions between different metastable states are hallmarks of the chaperonin mechanism. These conformational transitions between three structural domains of GroEL are anchored at two hinges. Although hinges are known to be critical for mediating the communication between different domains of GroEL, the relative importance of hinges on GroEL oligomeric assembly, ATPase activity, conformational changes and functional activity are not fully characterized. We have exploited the inability of M. tuberculosis GroEL2 to functionally complement E. coli groEL mutant to address the importance of hinge residues in GroEL mechanism. Various chimeras of M. tuberculosis GroEL2 and E. coli GroEL allowed us to understand the role of hinges, and dissect the consequences of oligomerization and substrate binding capability on conformational transitions. The present study explains the concomitant conformational changes observed with GroEL hinge variants and is best supported by the normal mode analysis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Structural Biology
Depositing User: Mr. Rameshwar Nema
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2015 10:50
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2016 05:19
URI: http://nccs.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/217

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