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Titolo:
MOLECULAR-DYNAMICS STUDY OF INTERACTION OF DIMYRISTOYL PHOSPHATIDYL CHOLINE WITH WATER
Autore:
KOTHEKAR V;
Indirizzi:
ALL INDIA INST MED SCI,DEPT BIOPHYS NEW DELHI 110029 INDIA
Titolo Testata:
Journal of Biosciences
fascicolo: 5, volume: 21, anno: 1996,
pagine: 577 - 597
SICI:
0250-5991(1996)21:5<577:MSOIOD>2.0.ZU;2-P
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
LIPID BILAYER-MEMBRANES; PHOSPHOLIPID-BILAYER; MONTE-CARLO; HEAD GROUP; COMPUTER-SIMULATION; MAGNETIC-RESONANCE; LIQUID-CRYSTAL; CHOLESTEROL; LECITHIN; CHAINS;
Keywords:
MOLECULAR DYNAMICS; SIMULATION OF DMPC; WATER INTERACTION;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
58
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Citazione:
V. Kothekar, "MOLECULAR-DYNAMICS STUDY OF INTERACTION OF DIMYRISTOYL PHOSPHATIDYL CHOLINE WITH WATER", Journal of Biosciences, 21(5), 1996, pp. 577-597

Abstract

We present here results of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations on hydrated bilayers of 40 molecules of 1-2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidylcholine (DMPC) in liquid crystalline (L alpha) phase using two different models (i) with same (A) conformation for all DMPC molecules, (ii) with alternate rows having different (A and B reported in crystallographic studies on DMPC) conformations. The bilayers were hydrated using 776 and 1064 water molecules. Simulations have been carried out at 310 K with AMBER 4.0 program, using united atom force field for 200 pico seconds (ps) after equillibration. During heating and equilibration constant pressure temperature (PT) conditions were maintained whilein simulation of equillibrated bilayers constant volume temperature (VT) conditions were used. Subaveraged atomic coordinates were used to calculate geometric parameters of lipid molecules and lipid water interaction. Our results show larger flexibility of polar head group and glycerol region in La phase compared to gel or non-hydrated bilayers. Chain disorder was more towards end. Sn-2 chains were more disordered. Use of two types of starting conformations increased disorder. Trans fraction of chain torsional angle was higher in non-hydrated bilayer. However it was more disordered due to 'swing' movement of chains because of distortion in torsional angles alpha 2 and O3 due to absence of water molecules. Trans fraction of the chains, order parameter and water penetration showed general agreement with the available experimentalresults. On the whole MD technique was found to be quite useful for depicting microscopic behaviour of liquid crystalline system and correlating the same with macroscopic changes observed experimentally.

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