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Simultaneous Analysis of Ultrafast Fluorescence Decays of FMN Binding Protein and Its Mutated Proteins by Molecular Dynamic Simulation and Electron Transfer Theory

2012-09-11 1215

Ultrafast fluorescence decays of FMN binding proteins (FBP) from Desulfovibrio vulgaris (Miyazaki F) were analyzed with an electron transfer (ET) theory by Kakitani and Mataga (KM theory). Time-dependent distances among isoalloxazine (Iso) and Trp-32, Tyr-35, and Trp-106 in wild-type FBP (WT), among Iso and Tyr-32, Tyr-35, and Trp-106 in W32Y (Trp-32 was replaced by Tyr-32), and among Iso and Tyr-35 and Trp-106 in W32A (Trp-32 was replaced by Ala-32) were determined by molecular dynamic simulation (MD). Electrostatic energies between Iso anion and all other ionic groups, between Trp-32 cation and all other ionic groups, and between Tyr-32 cation and all other ionic groups were calculated in WT, W32Y, and W32A, from the MD coordinates. ET parameters contained in KM theory, such as frequency (ν0), a coefficient of the ET process (β), a critical distance of the ET process (R0), standard free energy related to the electron affinity of the excited Iso (GIso0), and the static dielectric constant in FBP species (ε0), were determined with and without inclusion of the electrostatic energy, so as to fit the calculated fluorescence decays with the observed decays of all FBP species, by a nonlinear least-squares method according to the Marquardt algorithm. In the analyses the parameters, ν0, β, and R0 were determined separately between Trp residues and Tyr residues among all FBP species. Calculated fluorescence intensities with the inclusion of the electrostatic energy fit quite well with the observed ones of all WT, W32Y, and W32A. Source: J. Phys. Chem. B, 2008, 112 (41), pp 13121–13127

Authors : Nadtanet Nunthaboot, Fumio Tanaka, Sirirat Kokpol‡, Haik Chosrowjan, Seiji Taniguchi and Noboru Mataga,,,,,,,,,
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