Oligonucleotide‐directed mutagenesis has been used to replace α‐helical glycines in the N‐terminal domain of λ repressor with alanines. Since alanine is a significantly better helix‐forming residue than glycine, these changes were predicted to have a stabilizing effect. We show that the Gly46→Ala substitution, the Gly48→Ala substitution, and the double substitution increase the melting temperature of the N‐terminal domain by 3–6°.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Structural Biology
- protein stability