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A linker of the proline-threonine repeating motif sequence is bimodal

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Skaf, Munir Salomao [1] ; Polikarpov, Igor [2] ; Stankovic, Ivana M. [1, 3]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Inst Chem, POB 6154, BR-13082086 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos Inst Phys, Ave Trabalhador Sao Carlense 400, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Belgrade, Inst Chem Technol & Met, Njegoseva 12, Belgrade 11000 - Serbia
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Molecular Modeling; v. 26, n. 7 JUN 19 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The linker of the endoglucanase fromXanthomonas campestris pv. campestris((PT)(12)) has a specific sequence, a repeating proline-threonine motif. In order to understand its role, it has been compared to a regular sequence linker, in this work-the cellobiohydrolase 2 fromTrichoderma reesei(CBH2). Elastic properties of the two linkers have been estimated by calculating free energy profile along the linker length from an enhanced sampling molecular dynamics simulation. The (PT)(12)exhibits more pronounced elastic behaviour than CBH2. The PT repeating motif results in a two-mode energy profile which could be very useful in the enzyme motions along the substrate during hydrolytic catalysis. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/56255-9 - Structure and function of enzymes and auxiliary proteins from Trichoderma, active in cell-wall hydrolysis
Grantee:Igor Polikarpov
Support type: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 10/08680-2 - Molecular aspectos of lignocellulosic biomass degradation: dynamics of enzymes and plant cell wall nanoarchitecture
Grantee:Rodrigo Leandro Silveira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 09/54035-4 - Facility for advanced studies of biosystems and nanostructured materials
Grantee:Igor Polikarpov
Support type: Multi-user Equipment Program