Individual and collective contributions of chaperoning and degradation to protein homeostasis in E. coli

Younhee Cho, Xin Zhang, Kristine Faye R. Pobre, Yu Liu, David L. Powers, Jeffery W. Kelly, Lila M. Gierasch, Evan T. Powers

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Abstract

The folding fate of a protein in vivo is determined by the interplay between a protein's folding energy landscape and the actions of the proteostasis network, including molecular chaperones and degradation enzymes. The mechanisms of individual components of the E. coli proteostasis network have been studied extensively, but much less is known about how they function as a system. We used an integrated experimental and computational approach to quantitatively analyze the folding outcomes (native folding versus aggregation versus degradation) of three test proteins biosynthesized in E. coli under a variety of conditions. Overexpression of the entire proteostasis network benefited all three test proteins, but the effect of upregulating individual chaperones or the major degradation enzyme, Lon, varied for proteins with different biophysical properties. In sum, the impact of the E. coli proteostasis network is a consequence of concerted action by the Hsp70 system (DnaK/DnaJ/GrpE), the Hsp60 system (GroEL/ GroES), and Lon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-333
Number of pages13
JournalCell Reports
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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