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Structure of Indole...Imidazole Heterodimer in a Supersonic Jet: A Gas Phase Study on the Interaction between the Aromatic Side Chains of Tryptophan and Histidine Residues in Proteins.
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PMID:  23134474     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In this study, we have investigated the binding motifs between the aromatic side chains of tryptophan and histidine residues in proteins by studying indole...imidazole heterodimer in a supersonic jet. Different spectroscopic techniques including resonant two photon ionization (R2PI), UV-UV hole-burning and resonant ion dip infrared (RIDIR) spectroscopy merged with quantum chemistry calculations have been used for this work. UV-UV hole-burning spectroscopy has been used to confirm the presence of only one structure of the dimer in the experiment. From the comparison of the RIDIR spectrum of the observed dimer with the theoretical IR spectra of different structures of the dimer, it is found that the dimer present in the experiment has a V-shaped structure held by N-H...N hydrogen bond, C-H...π, and weakly present π...π stacking interactions. The most important finding of the present study is that the non-covalent interactions present in the observed dimer have a close resemblance with those present between tryptophan and histidine residues in a nonfluorescent flavoprotein. The present spectroscopic investigation on indole...imidazole dimer has also immense pharmaceutical significance as this imparts molecular level understanding about the binding motifs of the imidazole drugs with the indole chromophore present in proteins.
Sumit Kumar; Ankita Mukherjee; Aloke Das
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of physical chemistry. A     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-5215     ISO Abbreviation:  J Phys Chem A     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9890903     Medline TA:  J Phys Chem A     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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