Biochemistry (Moscow)

, Volume 76, Issue 2, pp 225–235 | Cite as

Bacterial proteins fold faster than eukaryotic proteins with simple folding kinetics

  • O. V. GalzitskayaEmail author
  • N. S. Bogatyreva
  • A. V. Glyakina


Protein domain frequency and distribution among kingdoms was statistically analyzed using the SCOP structural database. It appeared that among chosen protein domains with the best resolution, eukaryotic proteins more often belong to α-helical and β-structural proteins, while proteins of bacterial origin belong to α/β structural class. Statistical analysis of folding rates of 73 proteins with known experimental data revealed that bacterial proteins with simple kinetics (23 proteins) exhibit a higher folding rate compared to eukaryotic proteins with simple folding kinetics (27 proteins). Analysis of protein domain amino acid composition showed that the frequency of amino acid residues in proteins of eukaryotic and bacterial origin is different for proteins with simple and complex folding kinetics.

Key words

“all-or-none” transition eukaryotic and bacterial proteins folding intermediates folding rate protein folding 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. V. Galzitskaya
    • 1
    Email author
  • N. S. Bogatyreva
    • 1
  • A. V. Glyakina
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Protein ResearchRussian Academy of SciencesPushchino, Moscow RegionRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Mathematical Problems of BiologyRussian Academy of SciencesPushchino, Moscow RegionRussia

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