Recognition and stabilization of a unique cpri—structural motif in cucurbitaceae family trypsin inhibitor peptides: Molecular dynamics based homology modeling using the x-ray structure of mcti-ii

S. Chakraborty, U. Haldar, A. K. Bera, A. K. Pal, S. Bhattacharya, S. Ghosh, B. P. Mukhopadhyay, Asok Banerjee

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Abstract

The high resolution crystallographic structure of MCTI-II complexed with beta trypsin (PDB entry 1MCT) was used to model the corresponding structures of the six inhibitor peptides belonging to Cucurbitaceae family (MCTI-I, LA-1, LA-2, CMTI-I, CMTI-III, CMTI- IV). Two model inhibitors, LA-1 and LA-2 were refined by molecular dynamics to estimate the average solution structure. The difference accessible surface area (DASA) study of the inhibitors with and without trypsin revealed the Arginine and other residues of the inhibitors which bind to trypsin. The hydration dynamics study of LA1 and LA2 also confirm the suitability of water molecules at the active Arg site. Moreover, the presence of a unique 3D-structural motif comprises with the four CPRI residues from the amino terminal is thought to be conserved in all the six studied inhibitors, which seems essential for the directional fixation for proper complexation of the Arg (5) residue towards the trypsin S1-binding pocket. The role of the disulphide linkage in the geometrical stabilization of CPRI (Cysteine, Proline, Arginine, Isoleucine) motif has also been envisaged from the comparative higher intra molecular Cys (3) -Cys (20) disulphide dihedral energies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-577
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2001

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