The effects of end groups on KEK peptide conformational characteristics and self-assembling properties in water solution are investigated by using long lasting all-atom molecular dynamics simulations. The analysis of the structural macroscopic and microscopic properties and the examination of intra- and intermolecular interactions suggest, in agreement with experimental observations, the role played by side chains and terminal regions in determining the characteristic features of the assemblages. Competition between intra- and interchain interactions greatly affects the diffusivity of peptide molecules and the conformational space that they can sample, ultimately controlling the shape, size, and distribution of the aggregate configurations. Different peptide end groups influence peptide flexibility and seem to play a crucial role in determining the aggregates' supramolecular architectures.
|Autori:||Duce C; Monti S; Solaro R; Tine MR|
|Titolo:||Ionic Peptide Aggregation: Exploration of Conformational Dynamics in Aqueous Solution by Computational Techniques|
|Anno del prodotto:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1021/jp066307n|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|