elastin-like polypeptide, phase-transition temperature, solvent properties, solvent dipolarity/polarizability, hydrogen-bond donor acidity, and hydrogen-bond acceptor basicity, osmolyte
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The phase-transition temperatures of an elastin-like polypeptide (ELP) with the (GVGVP)40 sequence and solvent dipolarity/polarizability, hydrogen-bond donor acidity, and hydrogen-bond acceptor basicity in its aqueous solutions were quantified in the absence and presence of different salts (Na2SO4, NaCl, NaClO4, and NaSCN) and various osmolytes (sucrose, sorbitol, trehalose, and trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO)). All osmolytes decreased the ELP phase-transition temperature, whereas NaCl and Na2SO4 decreased, and NaSCN and NaClO4 increased it. The determined phase-transition temperatures may be described as a linear combination of the solvent’s dipolarity/polarizability and hydrogen-bond donor acidity. The linear relationship established for the phase-transition temperature in the presence of salts differs quantitatively from that in the presence of osmolytes, in agreement with different (direct and indirect) mechanisms of the influence of salts and osmolytes on the ELP phase-transition temperature.
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International Journal of Molecular Sciences, v. 16, issue 6, p. 13528-13547
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Ferreira, Luisa A.; Cole, James T.; Reichardt, Christian; Holland, Nolan B.; Uversky, Vladimir N.; and Zaslavsky, Boris Y., "Solvent Properties of Water in Aqueous Solutions of Elastin-Like Polypeptide" (2015). Molecular Medicine Faculty Publications. 391.