The reversible folding-unfolding transition of mature and precursor forms of Bacillus subtilis levansucrase were compared under physiological conditions of pH and temperature. The time constant of the folding reaction was not modified by the presence of the signal sequence and the precursor in the native form was slightly more resistant to the denaturing action of urea. However, the folding pathway could be different for each protein since a domain of the mature levansucrase underwent an independent transition which is not observed during the renaturation process of prelevansucrase. © 1995 Federation of European Biochemical Societies.
Scotti, P. A., Chambert, R., & Petit-Glatron, M. F. (1995). Kinetics of the unfolding-folding transition of Bacillus subtilislevansucrase precursor. FEBS Letters, 360(3), 307–309. https://doi.org/10.1016/0014-5793(95)00099-U