Protein Dynamics in Organic Media at Varying Water Activity Studied by Molecular Dynamics Simulation

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@article{5c49459e14cb446e9a754dc3056e6c7a,
title = "Protein Dynamics in Organic Media at Varying Water Activity Studied by Molecular Dynamics Simulation",
publisher = "American Chemical Society",
author = "Wedberg, {Nils Hejle Rasmus Ingemar} and Jens Abildskov and Peters, {Günther H.J.}",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1021/jp211054u",
volume = "116",
number = "8",
pages = "2575--2585",
journal = "Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces & Biophysical",
issn = "1520-6106",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Protein Dynamics in Organic Media at Varying Water Activity Studied by Molecular Dynamics Simulation

A1 - Wedberg,Nils Hejle Rasmus Ingemar

A1 - Abildskov,Jens

A1 - Peters,Günther H.J.

AU - Wedberg,Nils Hejle Rasmus Ingemar

AU - Abildskov,Jens

AU - Peters,Günther H.J.

PB - American Chemical Society

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - In nonaqueous enzymology, control of enzyme hydration is commonly approached by fixing the thermodynamic water activity of the medium. In this work, we present a strategy for evaluating the water activity in molecular dynamics simulations of proteins in water/organic solvent mixtures. The method relies on determining the water content of the bulk phase and uses a combination of Kirkwood−Buff theory and free energy calculations to determine corresponding activity coefficients. We apply the method in a molecular dynamics study of Candida antarctica lipase B in pure water and <br/>the organic solvents methanol, tert-butyl alcohol, methyl tert-butyl ether, and hexane, each mixture at five different water activities. It is shown that similar water activity yields similar enzyme hydration in the different solvents. However, both solvent and water activity are shown to have profound effects on enzyme structure and flexibility.

AB - In nonaqueous enzymology, control of enzyme hydration is commonly approached by fixing the thermodynamic water activity of the medium. In this work, we present a strategy for evaluating the water activity in molecular dynamics simulations of proteins in water/organic solvent mixtures. The method relies on determining the water content of the bulk phase and uses a combination of Kirkwood−Buff theory and free energy calculations to determine corresponding activity coefficients. We apply the method in a molecular dynamics study of Candida antarctica lipase B in pure water and <br/>the organic solvents methanol, tert-butyl alcohol, methyl tert-butyl ether, and hexane, each mixture at five different water activities. It is shown that similar water activity yields similar enzyme hydration in the different solvents. However, both solvent and water activity are shown to have profound effects on enzyme structure and flexibility.

U2 - 10.1021/jp211054u

DO - 10.1021/jp211054u

JO - Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces & Biophysical

JF - Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces & Biophysical

SN - 1520-6106

IS - 8

VL - 116

SP - 2575

EP - 2585

ER -