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QM metadynamics study on asparagine deamidation in proteins

Saron Catak (UGent) , Bart De Sterck (UGent) , Michel Waroquier (UGent) and Veronique Van Speybroeck (UGent)
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Asparagine (Asn) residues spontaneously deamidate to form aspartate under physiological conditions, causing time-dependent changes in the conformation of proteins, limiting their lifetime. The 'molecular clocks' hypothesis [1], suggests that deamidation is a biological molecular timing mechanism that could be set to any desired time interval by genetic control of the protein structure. To date deamidation is believed to occur over a succinimide-mediated pathway. Concerted and stepwise pathways leading to the succinimide intermediate were previously explored with the inclusion of explicit water molecules [2,3]. The current study introduces a new 'competing' route for the deamidation of asparagine residues. The aim is to comparatively analyze the feasibility of this new mechanism against the traditional succinimide route, taking into account the catalytic effect of the solvent environment via QM dynamics and meta-dynamics calculations on a model peptide placed in a periodic water box. These results will identify the lowest energy pathway for asparagine deamidation and will serve as a stepping stone for calculations of Asn deamidation in proteins.
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Catak, Saron, Bart De Sterck, Michel Waroquier, and Veronique Van Speybroeck. 2010. “QM Metadynamics Study on Asparagine Deamidation in Proteins.” In ACS National Meeting, 239th, Abstracts. American Chemical Society (ACS).
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Catak, S., De Sterck, B., Waroquier, M., & Van Speybroeck, V. (2010). QM metadynamics study on asparagine deamidation in proteins. ACS National Meeting, 239th, Abstracts. Presented at the 239th ACS National Meeting, American Chemical Society (ACS).
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Catak S, De Sterck B, Waroquier M, Van Speybroeck V. QM metadynamics study on asparagine deamidation in proteins. ACS National Meeting, 239th, Abstracts. American Chemical Society (ACS); 2010.
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Catak, Saron, Bart De Sterck, Michel Waroquier, et al. “QM Metadynamics Study on Asparagine Deamidation in Proteins.” ACS National Meeting, 239th, Abstracts. American Chemical Society (ACS), 2010. Print.
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  abstract     = {Asparagine (Asn) residues spontaneously deamidate to form aspartate under physiological conditions, causing time-dependent changes in the conformation of proteins, limiting their lifetime. The 'molecular clocks' hypothesis [1], suggests that deamidation is a biological molecular timing mechanism that could be set to any desired time interval by genetic control of the protein structure. To date deamidation is believed to occur over a succinimide-mediated pathway. Concerted and stepwise pathways leading to the succinimide intermediate were previously explored with the inclusion of explicit water molecules [2,3]. The current study introduces a new 'competing' route for the deamidation of asparagine residues. The aim is to comparatively analyze the feasibility of this new mechanism against the traditional succinimide route, taking into account the catalytic effect of the solvent environment via QM dynamics and meta-dynamics calculations on a model peptide placed in a periodic water box. These results will identify the lowest energy pathway for asparagine deamidation and will serve as a stepping stone for calculations of Asn deamidation in proteins.},
  articleno    = {abstract 166},
  author       = {Catak, Saron and De Sterck, Bart and Waroquier, Michel and Van Speybroeck, Veronique},
  booktitle    = {ACS National Meeting, 239th, Abstracts},
  keyword      = {Quantum Chemistry},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {San Francisco, CA, USA},
  publisher    = {American Chemical Society (ACS)},
  title        = {QM metadynamics study on asparagine deamidation in proteins},
  year         = {2010},
}