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Computer Modeling of Human Angiogenin-Dinucleotide Substrate Interaction

Madhusudhan, MS and Vishveshwara, S (2001) Computer Modeling of Human Angiogenin-Dinucleotide Substrate Interaction. In: Proteins: Structure, Function, and Genetics, 42 (1). pp. 125-135.

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Structures of substrate bound human angiogenin complexes have been obtained for the first time by computer modeling. The dinucleotides CpA and UpA have been docked onto human angiogenin using a systematic grid search procedure in torsion and Eulerian angle space. The docking was guided throughout by the similarity of angiogenin-substrate interactions with interactions of RNase A and its substrate. The models were subjected to 1 nanosecond of molecular dynamics to access their stability. Structures extracted from MD simulations were refined by simulated annealing. Stable hydrogen bonds that bridged protein and ligand residues during the MD simulations were taken as restraints for simulated annealing. Our analysis on the MD structures and annealed models explains the substrate specificity of human angiogenin and is in agreement with experimental results. This study also predicts the B2 binding site residues of angiogenin, for which no experimental information is available so far. In the case of one of the substrates, CpA, we have also identified the presence of a water molecule that invariantly bridges the B2 base with the protein. We have compared our results to the RNase A-substrate complex and highlight the similarities and differences.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Proteins: Structure, Function, and Genetics
Publisher: Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Additional Information: The copyright belongs to Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Keywords: human angiogenin-Cpa/Upa complex;docking;molecular dynamics;simulated annealing;specificity
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:24
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/5618

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