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Studies of models designed to mimic protein metal binding sites

Helen Lakusta

Studies of models designed to mimic protein metal binding sites

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Published by s.n.] in [Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Metals in the body,
  • Molecules -- Models,
  • Proteins

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Helen Lakusta.
    ContributionsToronto, Ont. University.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 125, [6] leaves :
    Number of Pages125
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19111496M

    Metal-binding proteins are proteins or Protein domains that chelate a metal ion.. Binding of metal ions via chelation is usually achieved via the histidines or some cases this is a necessary part of their folding and maintenance of a tertiary atively, a metal-binding protein may maintain its structure without the metal (apo form) and bind it as a ligand (e.g. as. They also studied the strength of binding of each of the 11 compounds to a chemical model that they had designed to mimic the way the zinc is bound in the active site of the enzyme. The researchers found that the ability of the compounds to inhibit the enzyme increased as the strength of their binding to the model increased. This feature news channel highlights experts, research, and feature stories related to alternative and renewable energy sources and the oil and gas economic situation that stimulates the industry.


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Studies of models designed to mimic protein metal binding sites by Helen Lakusta Download PDF EPUB FB2

Abstract. The molecular design to mimic the metal-binding site of a protein molecule entails abstracting the minimum requirements which must be retained in a molecule in order to maintain parameters controling the geometry, metal-binding ligands and microenvironment at the metal-binding : Bibudhendra Sarkar.

The tetrahedral Cys2His2 Zn(II)-binding site in the de novo designed protein Z alpha 4 [Regan, L., & Clarke, N. () Biochemis ] has been studied by independently mutating each of.

A method is presented that allows the identification Studies of models designed to mimic protein metal binding sites book quantitative characterization of metal binding sites in proteins using paramagnetic nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The method relies on the nonselective longitudinal relaxation rates of the amide protons and their dependence on the paramagnetic metal ion concentration and the pH, and on the three-dimensional structure of Cited by: Many proteins require bound metals to achieve their function.

We take advantage of increasing structural data on metal-binding proteins to elucidate three properties: the involvement of metal-binding sites in the global dynamics of the protein, predicted by elastic network models, their exposure/burial to solvent, and their signal-processing properties indicated by Markovian stochastics by: Abstract—Metal ions in protein are critical to the function, structure and stability of protein.

For this reason accurate prediction of metal binding sites in protein is very important. Here, we present our study which is performed for predicting metal binding sites for histidines (HIS) and cysteines from protein sequence.

A de novo protein design strategy provides a powerful tool to elucidate how heavy metals interact with proteins. Cysteine derivatives of the TRI peptide family (Ac-G(LKALEEK)4G-NH2) have been shown to bind heavy metals in an unusual trigonal geometry.

Our present objective was to design binding sites in α-helical scaffolds that are able to form higher coordination number complexes with Cd(II. Part of the NATO Advance Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 55) Log in to check access.

Buy eBook. USD Instant download Design of Peptide Molecules to Mimic the Metal Binding Sites of Proteins. Design of Peptide Molecules to Mimic the Metal Binding Sites of Proteins.

Bibudhendra Sarkar. Pages   Although a functional role in copper binding has been suggested for the prion protein, evidence for binding at affinities characteristic of authentic metal-binding proteins has been lacking.

By presentation of copper(II) ions in the presence of the weak chelator glycine, we have now characterized two high-affinity binding sites for divalent transition metals within the human prion protein.

The structure of a protein determines its function and its interactions with other factors. Regions of proteins that interact with ligands, substrates, and/or other proteins, tend to be conserved both in sequence and structure, and the residues involved are usually in close spatial proximity.

More t protein structures are currently found in the Protein Data Bank, and approximately. Fig. 1 Design of a [4Fe-4S] binding site in CcP to mimic the heme-[4Fe-4S] center in native SiR.

From left to right: A search structure generated from the binding cavity of the [4Fe-4S] in the siroheme-[4Fe-4S] cofactor from the hemoprotein subunit of native Escherichia coli SiR [Protein Data Bank (PDB) ID 2GEP] (9) was used to search the PDB.

Conclusion: This review provides a survey on peptides able to mimic some biofunctional activities of the whole protein, e.g., the binding features to metal ions, thus highlighting their promising potentialities as new, more effective, therapeutics.

Studies of models designed to mimic protein metal binding sites book major award was also a call to the scientific community for more attention and appreciation for protein design and applications. In this Special Issue, we invite investigators to contribute original research articles, as well as review articles that are related to the design and implementation of metal-binding proteins.

Metal-Binding Sites Are Designed to Achieve in the global dynamics of the protein, predicted by elastic network models, their exposure/burial to to as the ‘‘CHED’’ category of metal-binding residues. Many recent studies show that the collective dynamics of.

The protein is folded, compact and able to bind metal, thus representing the first designed β-protein with a novel fold and a tailored function. By randomizing the sequence of the hypervariable.

The identification of metal ion binding sites is important for protein function annotation and the design of new drug molecules. This study presents an effective method of analyzing and identifying the binding residues of metal ions based solely on sequence information.

Ten metal ions were extracted from the BioLip database: Zn2+, Cu2+, Fe2+, Fe3+, Ca2+, Mg2+, Mn2+, Na+, K+ and. Pharmacodynamics: The Study of Drug Action of multiple protein subunits.

The binding site on the recep-tor complex where the ligand interacts may only be a small portion of the molecule. The interaction of a drug molecule with its receptor can be represented in the manner shown in Figurewhere.

is the drug concentration, R. is the. Uranium is one of the most important metal resources, and the technology for the recovery of uranyl ions (UO 2 2+) from aqueous solutions is required to ensure a semi-permanent supply of NikR protein is a Ni 2+-dependent transcriptional repressor of the nickel-ion uptake system in Escherichia coli, but its mutant protein (NikRm) is able to selectively bind uranyl ions in the.

SeqCHED (17) is a recently developed server predicting metal binding geometry from protein sequence, which relies on remote homology detection to create a structural model of the target protein, over which the original CHED (18) structure-based algorithm is applied. It thus cannot predict metal binding sites for proteins having novel folds.

The nonbonded model treats the metal ion-protein interaction via electrostatic and VDW terms only. The cationic dummy atom model places the charges between the metal ions and surrounding residues to mimic covalent bonds and offer a more sophisticated electrostatic model.

Each of these models have their associated pluses and minuses. CdI19 protein has two metal binding regions (HMR), a farnesylated motif and a flexible region enriched with Gly between the heavy metal binding region and the farnesylated motif. The core sequence of metal binding region and farnesylated motif is CXXC (C is cysteine and X is any amino acid) and CaaX (C is cysteine, a is aliphatic amino acid and.

I isolated bacterial metal binding protein which is able to bind zinc, copper, nickle and I would like to measure metal binding affinity and compare the values between metals. Site A is located at nucleotides GAG22, and site B at nucleotides G7-A8.

42,38 By combining different metal ions with the leadzyme and its substrate, Sugimoto and Ohmichi clearly showed that the leadzyme/substrate complex possesses at least two different ion binding sites.

43 Pb 2+ binds to site A (near G22) 50 to times more strongly. Metal binding is important for the structural and functional characterization of proteins. Previous prediction efforts have only focused on bonding state, i.e.

de-ciding which protein residues act as metal ligands in some binding site. Identify-ing the geometry of metal-binding sites, i.e. deciding which residues are jointly. Most of the studies deal with structural parameters, such as binding distances and angles, in order to mimic activated states of enzymes, oxygenated intermediates, or special moieties in multimetallated proteins.

In this case, model compounds are designed and isolated, having then their spectral and magnetic properties determined. Several distinctive properties of metal ion binding sites can be used for their prediction. Metal ion binding sites were found to have an outer shell of hydrophobic atomic groups that contains the inner shell of hydrophilic groups that coordinate the ion (Yamashita et al., ).

However, as pointed out in that study, this may simply be due to. Our potentiometric, UV-visible, CD, EPR, NMR, mass spectrometric and kinetic studies are aimed to explore the usefulness of such flexible peptides to mimic the more rigid metal binding sites of proteins, to examine the intrinsic metal binding properties of this naked sequence, as well as to contribute to the development of a minimalist, peptide.

Results from these studies will help us to better understand the metal-ligand environment of the metallonuclease domain of PRORP enzymes. ITC results suggest that the PRORP2 homolog binds to Mg2+ with a stoichiometric mole ratio of Endothermic binding of the (ΔH = cal/mol) Mg2+ suggests non-favorable metal binding and this data.

Design of stabilizing structural and catalytic sites. We have reported numerous studies investigating binding of metal ions such as Hg(II), Cd(II), As(III), Bi(III) and Pb(II) to 3SCC scaffolds based on the TRI family of peptides, Ac-G(LKALEEK) 4 G-NH 2, which contain thiol substitutions for leucine (Leu) residues in the interior, and have observed that addition of metal ions to these.

Protein–protein interactions are attractive targets for interfering with processes leading to disease states. Proteins often use folded domains or secondary structures to contact partner proteins.

Synthetic molecules that mimic these domains could disrupt protein–protein contacts, thereby inhibiting formation of multiprotein complexes. This article describes protein domain mimetics (PDMs. Metalloenzymes and their mechanisms: biochemical, spectroscopic, genetic, kinetic and structural methods applied to understand the mechanism of the metal center.

Synthetic and theoretical models of metallo-active sites: small molecule complexes and designed peptides intended to mimic an enzyme active site reactivity or metal center specificity.

The discovery makes it possible to design proteins that mimic the actions of naturally occurring proteins as well as to design new proteins, unlike any found in nature, capable of performing. In recent decades, the antihyperglycemic biguanide metformin has been used extensively in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, despite continuing uncertainty over its direct target.

In this article, using two independent approaches, we demonstrate that cellular actions of metformin are disrupted by interference with its metal-binding properties, which have been known for over a century but little. Removing the predicted Ca(2+)-binding ligands in site 1 and site 3 abolishes the first binding step and second binding step, respectively.

Studies on these subdomains suggest the existence of multiple metal-binding sites and metal-induced conformational changes that might be responsible for the switching on and off the CaSR by the transition.

The dramatic conformational change in zinc fingers on binding metal ions for DNA recognition makes their structure-function behaviour an attractive target to mimic in de novo designed peptides.

Mass spectrometry, with its high throughput and low sample consumption provides insight into how primary amino acid sequence can encode stable tertiary fold. Science 28 Jun Vol.Issuepp.

DOI: /science De novo protein design represents an attractive approach for testing and extending our understanding of metalloprotein structure and function. Here, we describe our work on the design of DF (Due Ferri or two-iron in Italian), a minimalist model for the active sites of much larger and more complex natural diiron and dimanganese proteins.

Furthermore, recent studies have indicated the existence of a new type of protein-metal interaction in which the metal confers a particular function to the protein.

Using the familiar example of hemoglobin and its heme group, this new type of interaction would be analogous to attaching a heme group to a protein not naturally possessing one to.

"The designed protein models both the structure and the function of nitric-oxide reductase, and offers additional insight that the active site glutamate is required for both iron binding. Metal–protein complexes, specifically lactoferrin (Lf), an iron-binding glycoprotein found naturally in milk and several other body fluids play a pivotal role in all living organisms.

Due to the involvement of these metalloproteins in health-related studies, a deeper understanding of the metal ion bio-affini. The picture that results from our study is that CyaY and, given the high homology within the family, frataxins in general constitute a new type of metal‐binding protein, the properties of which are very different from those of canonical families.

They bind ions with low affinity and even lower specificity, and contain multiple binding sites. "The designed protein models both the structure and the function of nitric-oxide reductase, and offers additional insight that the active site glutamate is required for both iron binding and reduction activity," Lu said.

"The designed protein also serves as an excellent model for further mechanistic studies of nitric-oxide reductase.".The metal-binding proteins have been anchored to the LamB and the OmpA, proteins that span the outer membrane, or to PAL, a protein that is anchored to the peptidoglycan layer.

Yeast (CUP1) and mammalian (HMT1A) MTs expressed on the surface of E. coli as fusions to LamB enhanced the metal binding capacity of the cells between 15 and fold  Taken together, the study shows how an artificially designed molecule can self-assemble, localize, orient, and mimic the biological ion transport process.

These findings can potentially spur.