Author(s): Creighton TE
Abstract Protein folding that is coupled to disulphide bond formation has many experimental advantages. In particular, the kinetic roles and importance of all the disulphide intermediates can be determined, usually unambiguously. This contrasts with other types of protein folding, where the roles of any intermediates detected are usually not established. Nevertheless, there is considerable confusion in the literature about even the best-characterized disulphide folding pathways. This article attempts to set the record straight.