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Deciphering the loss of metal binding due to mutation D83G of human SOD1 protein causing FALS disease
Srinivasan E,
Published in Elsevier BV
PMID: 28899654
Volume: 107
Issue: PartA
Pages: 521 - 529
Mutations in Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) protein are found to be the causative factor, behind the majority of familial amyotrophic later sclerosis (FALS) cases. The mutations particularly on the metal (Zn) binding residues are found to increase the disease onset in the individuals suffering from FALS, while the presence of the metal ion (Zn) is essential for the catalytic activity and retaining the protein stability. Thus in our study, we focused on one such metal binding mutant (D83G) and assessed the impact of the mutation on protein structure and function. The influence of mutation was examined dynamically, using discrete molecular dynamics on both the native and mutant SOD1 protein respectively. Accordingly, the variation in conformational stability, residual flexibility and protein compactness along with the change in conformational free energy were monitored over the entire dynamic period. Moreover, the motion of native and mutant SOD1 was also observed via the essential dynamics. Besides, the disparity in Zn ion binding was inspected through distance analysis and steered molecular dynamics, correspondingly. Therefore, the study provides a better understanding over the profound effect of mutation on SOD1, both structurally and functionally, using computational approaches. © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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JournalData powered by TypesetInternational Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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