[gmx-users] Prion Protein Simulations?
Bert de Groot
bgroot at gwdg.de
Mon Jul 1 11:04:35 CEST 2002
Anton Feenstra wrote:
> Hi All,
> Has anyone ever tried simulating prions?
> If so I'd like to see some of the results...
have a look at:
the results haven't been published yet, but in short, the native state
of the prion protein was destabilized by conformational flooding, and
in several simulations an extension of the beta-sheet was observed.
A number of residues that is known to be involved in forms of
Creutzfeldt-Jakob and scrapie (when mutated) were found to play a crucial
dynamical role in this putative initial transformation towards the prion form.
Dr. Bert de Groot
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Theoretical molecular biophysics group
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Goettingen, Germany
tel: +49-551-2011306, fax: +49-551-2011089
email: bgroot at gwdg.de
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