Article

Title:Small heat shock protein Hsp27 protects myosin S1 from heat-induced aggregation, but not from thermal denaturation and ATPase inactivation.
Authors:Markov DI; Pivovarova AV; Chernik IS; Gusev NB; Levitsky DI
Publication:FEBS Lett. 2008 Apr 30;582(10):1407-12. doi: 10.1016/j.febslet.2008.03.035. Epub 2008 Apr 1.
PubmedID18387368
Abstract
We applied different methods, such as turbidity measurements, dynamic light scattering, differential scanning calorimetry and co-sedimentation assay, to analyze the interaction of small heat shock protein Hsp27 with isolated myosin head (myosin subfragment 1, S1) under heat-stress conditions. Upon heating at 43 degrees C, Hsp27 effectively suppresses S1 aggregation, and this effect is enhanced by mutations mimicking Hsp27 phosphorylation. However, Hsp27 was unable to prevent thermal unfolding of myosin heads and to maintain their ATPase activity under heat-shock conditions.