Journal of Computer Chemistry, Japan
Online ISSN : 1347-3824
Print ISSN : 1347-1767
ISSN-L : 1347-1767
ハロゲン原子導入による タンパク質の構造安定化メカニズムの解明
鷹觜 潤平小橋 創介石川 岳志坂本 健作山岸 賢司
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2014 年 13 巻 6 号 p. 308-309


We carried out ab initio fragment molecular orbital calculations for wild-type and halogenated glutathione S-transferase (GST) at the MP2/6-31G** level. To elucidate the mechanism of structural stability of the halogenated protein, we calculated the interaction energies for all residue pairs in GST by using inter-fragment interaction energy analysis based on the fragment molecular orbital method. We were able to evaluate electrostatic and van der Waals dispersion interaction energies separately and explicitly. Differences in interaction energies of each residue pair between the two structures were interpreted as the effect of halogenation. The results show that the local interaction around halogen atoms was enhanced. The enhanced interaction effects of Cl and Br were stronger than those of F and I.

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