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Theoretical studies on the inactivation mechanism of γ-aminobutyric acid aminotransferase.
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PMID:  21647516     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The inactivation mechanism of γ-aminobutyric acid aminotransferase (GABA-AT) in the presence of γ-vinyl-aminobutyric acid, an anti-epilepsy drug, has been studied by means of theoretical calculations. Density functional theory methods have been applied to compare the three experimentally proposed inactivation mechanisms (Silverman et al., J. Biol. Chem., 2004, 279, 363). All the calculations were performed at the B3LYP/6-31+G(d,p) level of theory. Single point solvent calculations were carried out in water, by means of an integral equation formalism-polarizable continuum model (IEFPCM) at the B3LYP/6-31+G(d,p) level of theory. The present calculations provide an insight into the mechanistic preferences of the inactivation reaction of GABA-AT. The results also allow us to elucidate the key factors behind the mechanistic preferences. The computations also confirm the importance of explicit water molecules around the reacting center in the proton transfer steps.
A T Durak; H Gökcan; F A S Konuklar
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-7
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Title:  Organic & biomolecular chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1477-0539     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
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Created Date:  2011-6-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101154995     Medline TA:  Org Biomol Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Istanbul Technical University Informatics Institute, Computational Science and Engineering Programme Ayazağa Campus, 34469, Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey.
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