Temperature dependence of protein-hydration hydrodynamics by molecular dynamics simulations

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Abstract

The dynamics of water molecules near the protein surface are different from those of bulk water and influence the structure and dynamics of the protein itself. To elucidate the temperature dependence hydration dynamics of water molecules, we present results from the molecular dynamic simulation of the water molecules surrounding two proteins (Carboxypeptidase inhibitor and Ovomucoid) at seven different temperatures (T = 273 to 303 K, in increments of 5 K). Translational diffusion coefficients of the surface water and bulk water molecules were estimated from 2 ns molecular dynamics simulation trajectories. Temperature dependence of the estimated bulk water diffusion closely reflects the experimental values, while hydration water diffusion is retarded significantly due to the protein. Protein surface induced scaling of translational dynamics of the hydration waters is uniform over the temperature range studied, suggesting the importance protein-water interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-64
Number of pages10
JournalBiophysical Chemistry
Volume130
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007

Keywords

  • Diffusion
  • Hydration
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Protein
  • Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Biophysics

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