Computer model of 3D structure of cytochrome P450 2B4

Sechenykh A.A.1, Dubanov A.V.1, Skvortsov V.S.1, Ivanov A.S.1, Archakov A.I.1, Williams P.2, Cosme J.2, Johnson E.F.3, McRee D.E.4

1. Orekhovich Institute of Biomedical Chemistry RAMS
2. Astex Technology Ltd, 250
3. The Scripps Research Institute
4. Syrrx, Inc.
PubMed Id: 12498097
Year: 2002  Volume: 48  Issue: 5  Pages: 526-538
Cytochromes P450 (CYPs) play an important role in the oxidative metabolism of xenobiotics. Three-dimensional structures of CYPs are needed to study structure-function relationships in their molecules and interaction with partner proteins. Experimental determination of eucaryotic CYPs 3D structures is difficult because of hydrophobic membrane anchors and surface hydrophobic regions that prevent their crystallization. Replacement of surface hydrophobic amino acids by hydrophilic residues without any changes in protein structure and function can help to solve this problem. Such modification can be proposed using the analysis of 3D model of protein. In this work computer aided 3D structure of microsomal P450 2B4 (CYP2B4) was modelled for the further prediction of surface mutations for hydrophilization of the protein surface. The model of 3D structure of CYP2B4 was constructed by homology with CYP2C5. Model optimization was made by energy minimization and molecular dynamics simulation of protein molecule in water environment. The model was verified by using special statistic software and by comparison with the experimental data on the substrate recognition site, redox-partner binding sites and chemical modification of the protein surface
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Sechenykh, A. A., Dubanov, A. V., Skvortsov, V. S., Ivanov, A. S., Archakov, A. I., Williams, P., Cosme, J., Johnson, E. F., McRee, D. E. (2002). Computer model of 3D structure of cytochrome P450 2B4. Voprosy Meditsinskoi Khimii, 48(5), 526-538.
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