Analysis of the interactions taking place in the recognition site of a bimetallic Mg(II) Zn(II) enzyme, isopentenyl diphosphate isomerase. A parallel quantum-chemical and polarizable molecular mechanics study

Nohad Gresh, Nicole Audiffren, Jean Philip Piquemal, Jérôme De Ruyck, Marie Ledecq, Johan Wouters

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Abstract

Using the SIBFA polarizable molecular mechanics procedure, we analyze the binding energy of a bimetallic Mg(II)/Zn(II) enzyme, isopentenyl diphosphate isomerase, to an inhibitor built up of a trianionic diphosphate and of a cationic ethyldimethylammonium (EDMA) moiety. The analyses are performed on the protein recognition site, which totals 13 residues, as well as on some 'mutants' in which one selected residue is removed at a time. They are also carried out for the individual recognition sites, namely, EDMA, Mg(II), and Zn(II). Comparisons are done with ab initio quantum chemistry (QC) results on all considered sites, with different basis sets and at different levels of correlation. The SIBFA computations reproduce the evolutions of the QC interaction energies in the recognition site and its 'mutants'. For such sites, small (<2-3%) relative errors are found after the BSSE correction is done. Such close agreements can conceal, however, some shortcomings found in the individual binding sites, which QC energy decomposition analyses can identify.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4884-4895
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of physical chemistry B
Volume114
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2010

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