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Interaction of profilin with G-actin and poly(L-proline).

The interaction of bovine spleen profilin with ATP- and ADP-G-actin and poly(L-proline) has been studied by spectrofluorimetry, analytical ultracentrifugation, and rapid kinetics in low ionic strength buffer. Profilin binding to G-actin is accompanied by a large quenching of tryptophan fluorescence, allowing the measurement of an equilibrium dissociation constant of 0.1-0.2 microM for the 1:1 profilin-actin complex, in which metal ion and nucleotide are bound. Fluorescence quenching monitored the bimolecular reaction between G-actin and profilin, from which association and dissociation rate constants of 45 microM-1 s-1 and 10 s-1 at 20 degrees C could be derived. The tryptophan(s) which are quenched in the profilin-actin complex are no longer accessible to solvent, which points to W356 in actin as a likely candidate, consistent with the 3D structure of the crystalline profilin-actin complex [Schutt, C. E., Myslik, J. C., Rozycki, M. D., Goonesekere, N. C. W., & Lindberg, U. (1993) Nature 365, 810-816]. Upon binding poly(L-proline), the fluorescence of both tyrosines and tryptophans of profilin is enhanced 2.2-fold. A minimum of 10 prolines [three turns of poly(L-proline) helix II] is necessary to obtain binding (KD = 50 microM), the optimum size being larger than 10. Binding of poly(L-proline) is extremely fast, with k+ > 200 microM-1 s-1 at 10 degrees C.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)[1]


  1. Interaction of profilin with G-actin and poly(L-proline). Perelroizen, I., Marchand, J.B., Blanchoin, L., Didry, D., Carlier, M.F. Biochemistry (1994) [Pubmed]
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