J Biomol Struct Dyn 2021 Apr 10:1-16. Epub 2021 Apr 10.
Department of Parasitology, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran.
The recombinant human keratinocyte growth factor (rhKGF) is a highly aggregation-prone therapeutic protein. The high aggregation liability of rhKGF is manifested by loss of the monomeric state, and accumulation of the aggregated species even at moderate temperatures. Here, we analyzed the rhKGF for its vulnerability toward aggregation by detection of aggregation-prone regions (APRs) using several sequence-based computational tools including TANGO, ZipperDB, AGGRESCAN, Zyggregator, Camsol, PASTA, SALSA, WALTZ, SODA, Amylpred, AMYPDB, and structure-based tools including SolubiS, CamSol structurally corrected, Aggrescan3D and spatial aggregation propensity (SAP) algorithm. Read More