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Medicine and Health Sciences

University of Massachusetts Medical School

2010

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Metal-Free Als Variants Of Dimeric Human Cu,Zn-Superoxide Dismutase Have Enhanced Populations Of Monomeric Species, Anna-Karin E. Svensson, Osman Bilsel, Can Kayatekin, Jessica A. Adefusika, Jill A. Zitzewitz, C. Robert Matthews Apr 2010

Metal-Free Als Variants Of Dimeric Human Cu,Zn-Superoxide Dismutase Have Enhanced Populations Of Monomeric Species, Anna-Karin E. Svensson, Osman Bilsel, Can Kayatekin, Jessica A. Adefusika, Jill A. Zitzewitz, C. Robert Matthews

Women’s Health Research Faculty Publications

Amino acid replacements at dozens of positions in the dimeric protein human, Cu,Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1) can cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Although it has long been hypothesized that these mutations might enhance the populations of marginally-stable aggregation-prone species responsible for cellular toxicity, there has been little quantitative evidence to support this notion. Perturbations of the folding free energy landscapes of metal-free versions of five ALS-inducing variants, A4V, L38V, G93A, L106V and S134N SOD1, were determined with a global analysis of kinetic and thermodynamic folding data for dimeric and stable monomeric versions of these variants. Utilizing this global analysis ...