Substitutions at the structurally equivalent positions of significant amino acid types in thermophiles for the β-jelly roll fold based on pairwise structural alignments. Statistically significant amino acid types are (A) glutamic acid, (B) arginine, (C) leucine, (D) histidine, (E) serine, and (F) threonine. Structurally equivalent positions of aligned amino acids between mesophilic endoglucanases and their structurally similar thermophilic counterpart were analyzed for substitutions. The x-axis shows the type or class of amino acids substituted in mesophiles ((a)-(d)) and in thermophiles ((e) and (f)). The count of substitution sites is plotted as a histogram for the following pair shown in Figure 3B: Rhodotermus marinus (Cα trace colored in red, pdb id: 2bw8) and mesophile Streptomyces lividans (Cα trace colored in blue, pdb id: 2nlr). Positions of the amino acids are shown in CPK model in superimposed protein structures, where they are differentially colored with respect to atom type.
Yennamalli et al. BMC Structural Biology 2011 11:10 doi:10.1186/1472-6807-11-10