A new general equation simulating irreversible DSC transitions of multimeric proteins was developed. The equation put forward here is the result of an improved mathematical re-elaboration of the classical Lumry-Eyring models, where no restrictive a priori assumptions are made on the kinetic constraints of the denaturation process, or on the enthalpy of the final denatured state. In order to test the wide applicability of this new effective theoretical tool, a series of DSC transitions were simulated with the aim of determining the effects of all relevant thermodynamic, kinetic or experimental parameters on the shape of DSC profiles. Moreover, the classical equations used widely in DSC investigations for the calculus in both kinetic parameters and changes of molecularity, were studied in the light of the model developed here, highlighting, in each case, their rather limited applicability. The new approach proposed in this article was applied to study the thermal denaturation of an hexameric protein (glucosamine-6-phosphate deaminase), putting in evidence the practical applicability of the theorethical equations developed.
|Titolo:||Theoretical basis for differential scanning calorimetric analysis of multimeric proteins|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1996|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|