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Mechanism of Solvent Control of Protein Dynamics

Mukherjee, Saumyak and Mondal, Sayantan and Bagchi, Biman (2019) Mechanism of Solvent Control of Protein Dynamics. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 122 (5).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.058101

Abstract

We find that the coupled interactions between protein and water polarization fluctuations play a dominant role in driving the configuration space random walk of solvated proteins. We perform atomistic molecular dynamics simulations on five proteins. Owing to a very low dielectric constant of protein, its dipolar groups experience forces from water along with local forces due to protein atoms. Energy fluctuations reveal a pronounced anticorrelation between protein and water contributions. The protein energy spectrum shows bimodal 1/f noise, which can be attributed to the influence of water on the dynamics of protein.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
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Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2019 04:53
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2019 04:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/61814

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