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Interlandi, G (2009). Backbone conformations and side chain flexibility of two somatostatin mimics investigated by molecular dynamics simulations. Proteins, 75(3):659-670.

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Molecular dynamics simulations with two designed somatostatin mimics, SOM230 and SMS 201-995, were performed in explicit water for a total aggregated time of 208 ns. Analysis of the runs with SOM230 revealed the presence of two clusters of conformations. Strikingly, the two sampled conformers correspond to the two main X-ray structures in the asymmetric unit of SMS 201-995. Structural comparison between the residues of SOM230 and SMS 201-995 provides an explanation for the high binding affinity of SOM230 to four of five somatostatin receptors. Similarly, cluster analysis of the simulations with SMS 201-995 shows that the backbone of the peptide interconverts between its two main crystallographic conformers. The conformations of SMS 201-995 sampled in the two clusters violated two different sets of NOE distance constraints in agreement with a previous NMR study. Differences in side chain fluctuations between SOM230 and SMS 201-995 observed in the simulations may contribute to the relatively higher binding affinity of SOM230 to most somatostatin receptors. Proteins 2009. (c) 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Biochemistry
07 Faculty of Science > Department of Biochemistry
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
Language:English
Date:15 May 2009
Deposited On:14 Jan 2009 10:27
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 18:39
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0887-3585
Publisher DOI:10.1002/prot.22277
PubMed ID:19003988

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