Site-Selective Dynamics of Azidolysozyme

Salehi, S. M. and Meuwly, M.. (2021) Site-Selective Dynamics of Azidolysozyme. Journal of Chemical Physics, 154 (16). p. 165101.

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The spectroscopic response of and structural dynamics around all azido-modified alanine residues (AlaN(3)) in lysozyme are characterized. It is found that AlaN(3) is a positionally sensitive probe for the local dynamics, covering a frequency range of similar to 15 cm(-1) for the center frequency of the line shape. This is consistent with findings from selective replacements of amino acids in PDZ2, which reported a frequency span of similar to 10 cm(-1) for replacements of Val, Ala, or Glu by azidohomoalanine. For the frequency fluctuation correlation functions, the long-time decay constants tau(2) range from similar to 1 to similar to 10 ps, which compares with experimentally measured correlation times of 3 ps. Attaching azide to alanine residues can yield dynamics that decays to zero on the few ps time scale (i.e., static component Delta(0) similar to 0 ps(-1)) or to a remaining, static contribution of similar to 0.5 ps(-1) (corresponding to 2.5 cm(-1)), depending on the local environment on the 10 ps time scale. The magnitude of the static component correlates qualitatively with the degree of hydration of the spectroscopic probe. Although attaching azide to alanine residues is found to be structurally minimally invasive with respect to the overall protein structure, analysis of the local hydrophobicity indicates that the hydration around the modification site differs for modified and unmodified alanine residues, respectively.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Physikalische Chemie (Meuwly)
UniBasel Contributors:Meuwly, Markus
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:AIP Publishing
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:24 Jan 2022 11:01
Deposited On:24 Jan 2022 10:47

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