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High-pressure effect on the dynamics of solvated peptides.
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PMID:  22502549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The dynamics of peptides has a direct connection to how quickly proteins can alter their conformations. The speed of exploring the free energy landscape depend on many factors, including the physical parameters of the environment, such as pressure and temperature. We performed a series of molecular dynamics simulations to investigate the pressure-temperature effects on peptide dynamics, especially on the torsional angle and peptide-water hydrogen bonding (H-bonding) dynamics. Here, we show that the dynamics of the omega angle and the H-bonding dynamics between water and the peptide are affected by pressure. At high temperature (500 K), both the dynamics of the torsional angle ω and H-bonding slow down significantly with increasing pressure, interestingly, at approximately the same rate. However, at a lower temperature of 300 K, the observed trend on H-bonding dynamics as a function of pressure reverses, i.e., higher pressure speeds up H-bonding dynamics.
Ricky B Nellas; Mary M Glover; Donald Hamelberg; Tongye Shen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of chemical physics     Volume:  136     ISSN:  1089-7690     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chem Phys     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375360     Medline TA:  J Chem Phys     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145103     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996, USA.
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