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Conformational Preferences of Modified Nucleoside N(4)-Acetylcytidine, ac(4)C Occur at "Wobble" 34th Position in the Anticodon Loop of tRNA.
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Conformational preferences of modified nucleoside, N(4)-acetylcytidine, ac(4)C have been investigated using quantum chemical semi-empirical RM1 method. Automated geometry optimization using PM3 method along with ab initio methods HF SCF (6-31G**), and density functional theory (DFT; B3LYP/6-31G**) have also been made to compare the salient features. The most stable conformation of N(4)-acetyl group of ac(4)C prefers "proximal" orientation. This conformation is stabilized by intramolecular hydrogen bonding between O(7)···HC(5), O(2)···HC2', and O4'···HC(6). The "proximal" conformation of N(4)-acetyl group has also been observed in another conformational study of anticodon loop of E. coli elongator tRNA(Met). The solvent accessible surface area (SASA) calculations revealed the role of ac(4)C in anticodon loop. The explicit molecular dynamics simulation study also shows the "proximal" orientation of N(4)-acetyl group. The predicted "proximal" conformation would allow ac(4)C to interact with third base of codon AUG/AUA whereas the 'distal' orientation of N(4)-acetyl cytidine side-chain prevents such interactions. Single point energy calculation studies of various models of anticodon-codon bases revealed that the models ac(4)C((34))(Proximal):G(3), and ac(4)C((34))(Proximal):A(3) are energetically more stable as compared to models ac(4)C((34))(Distal):G(3), and ac(4)C((34))(Distal):A(3), respectively. MEPs calculations showed the unique potential tunnels between the hydrogen bond donor-acceptor atoms of ac(4)C((34))(Proximal):G(3)/A(3) base pairs suggesting role of ac(4)C in recognition of third letter of codons AUG/AUA. The "distal" conformation of ac(4)C might prevent misreading of AUA codon. Hence, this study could be useful to understand the role of ac(4)C in the tertiary structure folding of tRNA as well as in the proper recognition of codons during protein biosynthesis process.
Bajarang V Kumbhar; Asmita D Kamble; Kailas D Sonawane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cell biochemistry and biophysics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1559-0283     ISO Abbreviation:  Cell Biochem. Biophys.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
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Created Date:  2013-2-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9701934     Medline TA:  Cell Biochem Biophys     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Structural Bioinformatics Unit, Department of Biochemistry, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, 416 004, Maharashtra, India.
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