Chiral peculiar properties of self-organization of diphenylalanine peptide nanotubes: modeling of structure and properties
authors Bystrov V.S., Zelenovskiy P.S., Nuraeva A.S., Kopyl S., Zhulyabina O.A. Tverdislov V.A
nationality International
journal Mathematical Biology and Bioinformatics
abstract The structure and properties of diphenylalanine peptide nanotubes based on phenylalanine were investigated by various molecular modeling methods. The main approaches were semi-empirical quantum-chemical methods (PM3 and AM1), and molecular mechanical ones. Both the model structures and the structures extracted from their experimental crystallographic databases obtained by X-ray methods were examined. A comparison of optimized model structures and structures obtained by naturally-occurring self-assembly showed their important differences depending on D-and L-chirality. In both the cases, the effect of chirality on the results of self-assembly of diphenylalanine peptide nanotubes was established: peptide nanotubes based on the D-diphenylalanine (D-FF) has high condensation energy E0 in transverse direction and forms thicker and shorter peptide nanotubes bundles, than that based on L-diphenylalanine (L-FF). A topological difference was established: model peptide nanotubes were optimized into structures consisting of rings, while naturally self-assembled peptide nanotubes consisted of helical coils. The latter were different for the original L-FF and D-FF. They formed helix structures in which the chirality sign changes as the level of the macromolecule hierarchy raises. Total energy of the optimal distances between two units are deeper for L-FF (–1.014 eV) then for D-FF (–0.607 eV) for ring models, while for helix coil are approximately the same and have for L-FF (–6.18 eV) and for D-FF (–6.22 eV) by PM3 method; for molecular mechanical methods energy changes are of the order of 2–3 eV for both the cases.
year published 2019
volume 14
issue 1
beginning page 94
ending page 125
digital object identifier (doi) 10.17537/2019.14.94
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