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Title: GM1-induced structural changes of bovine serum albumin after chemical and thermal disruption of the secondary structure: A spectroscopic comparison
Authors: Gayen, A.
Chatterjee, C. 
Mukhopadhyay, C.
Issue Date: Mar-2008
Citation: Gayen, A., Chatterjee, C., Mukhopadhyay, C. (2008-03). GM1-induced structural changes of bovine serum albumin after chemical and thermal disruption of the secondary structure: A spectroscopic comparison. Biomacromolecules 9 (3) : 974-983. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1021/bm701144k
Abstract: GM1-induced structural transitions of native and infolded conformers of bovine serum albumin (BSA) have been studied where in the unfolded conformers, the secondary structures were disrupted either chemically by 8 M urea or thermally by heating at 65 °C. With decreasing protein:ganglioside ratio at pH 7.0, the native BSA partially unfolds and expands, while the urea-denatured BSA forms an α-helical structural pattern with shrinking in the conformational space. However, a continuous loss of α-helicity with minor increase in size was observed for the thermally altered protein in the presence of the GM1 micelle. The changes in the secondary structural content were followed by far-UV circular dichroism (CD) analysis. The dynamic light scattering (DLS) experiments were used to study the variation of the size of the protein-GM1 complexes with increasing concentration of the GM1. Fluorescence experiments show that tryptophan residues of BSA experience a more hydrophobic environment in the presence of the GM1 micelle with a decreasing protein:ganglioside ratio at pH 7.0. The present study shows that GM1 has a strong effect on the conformation of BSA depending on the conformational states of the protein that would relate to a physiological function of GM1 such as acting as the receptor of proteins in the cell membrane. © 2008 American Chemical Society.
Source Title: Biomacromolecules
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/100783
ISSN: 15257797
DOI: 10.1021/bm701144k
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