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The interaction of unfolding alpha-lactalbumin and malate dehydrogenase with the molecular chaperone alpha B-crystallin: a light and X-ray scattering investigation

Regini, Justyn Wiktor, Ecroyd, Heath, Meehan, Sarah, Bremmell, Kristen, Clarke, Matthew John, Lammie, Donna, Wess, Timothy James and Carver, John A. 2010. The interaction of unfolding alpha-lactalbumin and malate dehydrogenase with the molecular chaperone alpha B-crystallin: a light and X-ray scattering investigation. Molecular Vision 16 , pp. 2446-2456.

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Abstract

Purpose: The molecular chaperone αB-crystallin is found in high concentrations in the lens and is present in all major body tissues. Its structure and the mechanism by which it protects its target protein from aggregating and precipitating are not known. Methods: Dynamic light scattering and X-ray solution scattering techniques were used to investigate structural features of the αB-crystallin oligomer when complexed with target proteins under mild stress conditions, i.e., reduction of α- lactalbumin at 37 °C and malate dehydrogenase when heated at 42 °C. In this investigation, the size, shape and particle distribution of the complexes were determined in real-time following the induction of stress. Results: Overall, it is observed that the mass distribution, hydrodynamic radius, and spherical shape of the αB-crystallin oligomer do not alter significantly when it complexes with its target protein. Conclusions: The data are consistent with the target protein being located in the outer protein shell of the αB-crystallin oligomer where it is readily accessible for possible refolding via the action of other molecular chaperones.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Optometry and Vision Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Publisher: Molecular Vision
ISSN: 1090-0535
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 21:37
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/12295

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