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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2015 Vol.16 No.10 P.883-896


Molecular dynamics simulation of the interactions between EHD1 EH domain and multiple peptides

Author(s):  Hua Yu, Mao-jun Wang, Nan-xia Xuan, Zhi-cai Shang, Jun Wu

Affiliation(s):  Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   shangzc@zju.edu.cn, wujunwu@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Binding affinity, EHD1 EH domain, Molecular dynamics simulation, Inhibitor design, Peptide

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Hua Yu, Mao-jun Wang, Nan-xia Xuan, Zhi-cai Shang, Jun Wu. Molecular dynamics simulation of the interactions between EHD1 EH domain and multiple peptides[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2015, 16(10): 883-896.

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Objective: To provide essential information for peptide inhibitor design, the interactions of Eps15 homology domain of Eps15 homology domain-containing protein 1 (EHD1 EH domain) with three peptides containing NPF (asparagine-proline-phenylalanine), DPF (aspartic acid-proline-phenylalanine), and GPF (glycine-proline-phenylalanine) motifs were deciphered at the atomic level. The binding affinities and the underlying structure basis were investigated. Methods: Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations were performed on EHD1 EH domain/peptide complexes for 60 ns using the GROMACS package. The binding free energies were calculated and decomposed by molecular mechanics/generalized Born surface area (MM/GBSA) method using the AMBER package. The alanine scanning was performed to evaluate the binding hot spot residues using FoldX software. Results: The different binding affinities for the three peptides were affected dominantly by van der Waals interactions. Intermolecular hydrogen bonds provide the structural basis of contributions of van der Waals interactions of the flanking residues to the binding. Conclusions: van der Waals interactions should be the main consideration when we design peptide inhibitors of EHD1 EH domain with high affinities. The ability to form intermolecular hydrogen bonds with protein residues can be used as the factor for choosing the flanking residues.


方法:用GROMACS程序对EHD1蛋白中的Eps15同源结构域与肽链形成的三个复合物进行各 60纳秒的分子动力学模拟,用AMBER程序中的MM/GBSA方法进行结合自由能计算和能量分解,用FoldX软件对三个复合物进行丙氨酸扫描实验。


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