Molecular dynamics insights into protein-glycosaminoglycan systems from microsecond-scale simulations
Krzysztof Bojarski , Adam Sieradzan , Sergey Samsonov
AbstractHeparin is a key player in cell signaling via its physical interactions with protein targets in the extracellular matrix. However, basic molecular level understanding of these highly biologically relevant intermolecular interactions is still incomplete. In this study, for the first time, microsecond- scale MD simulations are reported for a complex between fibroblast growth factor 1 and heparin. We rigorously analyze this molecular system in terms of the conformational space, structural, energetic, and dynamic characteristics. We reveal that the conformational selection mechanism of binding denotes a recognition specificity determinant. We conclude that the length of the simulation could be crucial for evaluation of some of the analyzed parameters. Our data provide novel significant insights into the interactions in the fibroblast growth factor 1 complex with heparin, in particular, and into the physical-chemical nature of protein-glycosaminoglycan systems in general, which have potential applicability for biomaterials development in the area of regenerative medicine.
|Journal series||Biopolymers, ISSN 0006-3525, (A 25 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.7|
|Keywords in English||fibroblast growth factor 1, heparin conformational analysis, molecular dynamics, proteinglycosaminoglycan interactions, ring puckering|
|Score|| = 25.0, ArticleFromJournal|
= 25.0, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||: 2017 = 1.99 (2) - 2017=2.165 (5)|
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