The ability of beta-cyclodextrin (PCD) to form stable complexes with alpha-interferon was investigated. By using simple molecular mechanics approach interaction energy profiles of simple probes passing the center of PCD ring cavity along the main molecular symmetry axis were evaluated first. A computational study of host-guest inclusion complexes between PCD and L-alpha-aminoacids and some selected pentapeptides was also carried out and aimed at understanding the nature of the driving forces and mechanism, leading to their formation. Relative complexation energies for the complexes and the solvation Gibbs free energies for single L-alpha-aminoacids were calculated. Both the aminoacid residue inside the PCD cavity and neighbouring residues were found to contribute to the stabilization of beta CD complexes with the side-chain of aminoacids present on the surface of alpha-interferon. The most appropriate number of host PCD molecules for the encapsulation in the first shell of one alpha-interferon molecule resulted to be 25.

Modelling of molecular interactions and inclusion phenomena in substituted beta-cyclodextrin: from simple probes to proteins

CHIELLINI, EMO;CHIELLINI, FEDERICA;TOMASI, IACOPO;SOLARO, ROBERTO
1999

Abstract

The ability of beta-cyclodextrin (PCD) to form stable complexes with alpha-interferon was investigated. By using simple molecular mechanics approach interaction energy profiles of simple probes passing the center of PCD ring cavity along the main molecular symmetry axis were evaluated first. A computational study of host-guest inclusion complexes between PCD and L-alpha-aminoacids and some selected pentapeptides was also carried out and aimed at understanding the nature of the driving forces and mechanism, leading to their formation. Relative complexation energies for the complexes and the solvation Gibbs free energies for single L-alpha-aminoacids were calculated. Both the aminoacid residue inside the PCD cavity and neighbouring residues were found to contribute to the stabilization of beta CD complexes with the side-chain of aminoacids present on the surface of alpha-interferon. The most appropriate number of host PCD molecules for the encapsulation in the first shell of one alpha-interferon molecule resulted to be 25.
Miertus, S; Chiellini, Emo; Chiellini, Federica; Kona, J; Tomasi, Iacopo; Solaro, Roberto
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