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  • 1
    Language: English
    In: Journal of molecular biology, 24 August 2012, Vol.421(4-5), pp.572-86
    Description: Amyloid fibrils and peptide oligomers play central roles in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease, type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and prion-related disease. Here, we investigate the molecular interactions between preformed amyloid β (Aβ) molecular protofilaments and lipid bilayer membranes, in the presence of explicit water molecules, using computational models and all-atom molecular dynamics. These interactions play an important role in the stability and function of both Aβ fibrils and the adjacent cellular membrane. Taking advantage of the symmetry-related and directional properties of the protofilaments, we build models that cover several relative protofilament-membrane orientations. Our molecular dynamics simulations reveal the relative contributions of different structural elements to the dynamics and stability of Aβ protofilament segments near membranes, and the first steps in the mechanism of fibril-membrane interactions. During this process, we observe a significant alteration of the side-chain contact pattern in protofilaments, although a fraction of the characteristic β-sheet content is preserved. As a major driving force, we identify the electrostatic interactions between Aβ charged side chains, including E22, D23, and K28, and lipid headgroups. Together with hydrogen bonding with atoms from lipid headgroups, these interactions can facilitate the penetration of hydrophobic C-terminal amino acids through the lipid headgroup region, which can finally lead both to further loss of the initial fibril structure and to local membrane-thinning effects. Our results may guide new experiments that could test the extent to which the structural features of water-formed amyloid fibrils are preserved, lost, or reshaped by membrane-mediated interactions.
    Keywords: Amyloid Beta-Peptides -- Metabolism ; Lipid Bilayers -- Metabolism ; Membranes -- Metabolism
    ISSN: 00222836
    E-ISSN: 1089-8638
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  • 2
    Language: English
    In: Biophysical Journal, 27 January 2015, Vol.108(2), pp.208a-208a
    Description: To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2014.11.1149 Byline: Florentina Tofoleanu, Bernard Brooks Author Affiliation: NHLBI, NIH, Rockville, MD, USA Article Note: (miscellaneous) 1041-Plat
    Keywords: Biology
    ISSN: 0006-3495
    E-ISSN: 1542-0086
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  • 3
    Language: English
    In: Biophysical Journal, 29 January 2013, Vol.104(2), pp.592a-592a
    Keywords: Biology
    ISSN: 0006-3495
    E-ISSN: 1542-0086
    Source: ScienceDirect Journals (Elsevier)
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  • 4
    Language: English
    In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 23 October 2018, Vol.115(43), pp.E10022-E10031
    Description: SAMHD1 is a deoxynucleoside triphosphate triphosphohydrolase (dNTPase) that depletes cellular dNTPs in noncycling cells to promote genome stability and to inhibit retroviral and herpes viral replication. In addition to being substrates, cellular nucleotides also allosterically regulate SAMHD1 activity. Recently, it was shown that high expression levels of SAMHD1 are also correlated with significantly worse patient responses to nucleotide analog drugs important for treating a variety of cancers, including acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In this study, we used biochemical, structural, and cellular methods to examine the interactions of various cancer drugs with SAMHD1. We found that both the catalytic and the allosteric sites of SAMHD1 are sensitive to sugar modifications of the nucleotide analogs, with the allosteric site being significantly more restrictive. We crystallized cladribine-TP, clofarabine-TP, fludarabine-TP, vidarabine-TP, cytarabine-TP, and gemcitabine-TP in the catalytic pocket of SAMHD1. We found that all of these drugs are substrates of SAMHD1 and that the efficacy of most of these drugs is affected by SAMHD1 activity. Of the nucleotide analogs tested, only cladribine-TP with a deoxyribose sugar efficiently induced the catalytically active SAMHD1 tetramer. Together, these results establish a detailed framework for understanding the substrate specificity and allosteric activation of SAMHD1 with regard to nucleotide analogs, which can be used to improve current cancer and antiviral therapies.
    Keywords: Samhd1 ; Allosteric Regulation ; Dntpase ; Nucleotide Analog Drugs ; Substrate Selection ; Allosteric Site -- Drug Effects ; Catalytic Domain -- Drug Effects ; Drug Interactions -- Physiology ; Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute -- Metabolism ; SAM Domain and HD Domain-Containing Protein 1 -- Metabolism
    ISSN: 00278424
    E-ISSN: 1091-6490
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  • 5
    Language: English
    In: The journal of physical chemistry. B, 13 December 2018, Vol.122(49), pp.11535-11545
    Description: Nanoscale fibrils formed by amyloid peptides have a polymorphic character, adopting several types of molecular structures in similar growth conditions. As shown by experimental (e.g., solid-state NMR) and computational studies, amyloid fibril polymorphism hinders both the structural characterization of Alzheimer's Aβ amyloid protofilaments and fibrils at a molecular level, as well as the possible applications (e.g., development of drugs or biomarkers) that rely on similar, controlled molecular arrangements of the Aβ peptides in amyloid fibril structures. We have explored the use of several contact potentials for the efficient identification of minimal sequence mutations that could enhance the stability of specific fibril structures while simultaneously destabilizing competing topologies, controlling thus the amount of structural polymorphism in a rational way. We found that different types of contact potentials, while having only partial accuracy on their own, lead to similar results regarding ranking the compatibility of wild-type (WT) and mutated amyloid sequences with different fibril morphologies. This approach allows exhaustive screening and assessment of possible mutations and the identification of minimal consensus mutations that could stabilize fibrils with the desired topology at the expense of other topology types, a prediction that is further validated using atomistic molecular dynamics with explicit water molecules. We apply this two-step multiscale (i.e., residue and atomistic-level) approach to predict and validate mutations that could bias either parallel or antiparallel packing in the core Alzheimer's Aβ amyloid fibril models based on solid-state NMR experiments. Besides shedding new light on the molecular origins of structural polymorphism in WT Aβ fibrils, our study could also lead to efficient tools for assisting future experimental approaches for amyloid fibril determination, and for the development of biomarkers or drugs aimed at interfering with the stability of amyloid fibrils, as well as for the future design of amyloid fibrils with a controlled (e.g., reduced) level of structural polymorphism.
    ISSN: 15206106
    E-ISSN: 1520-5207
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  • 6
    Language: English
    In: The journal of physical chemistry. B, 31 May 2018, Vol.122(21), pp.5657-5665
    Description: Human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP), also known as amylin, is a 37-amino-acid peptide, co-secreted with insulin, and widely found in fibril form in type-2 diabetes patients. By using all-atom molecular dynamics simulations, we study hIAPP fibril segments (i.e., fibrillar oligomers) formed with sequences of naturally occurring variants from cat, rat, and pig, presenting different aggregation propensities. We characterize the effect of mutations on the structural dynamics of solution-formed hIAPP fibril models built from solid-state NMR data. Results from this study are in agreement with experimental observations regarding their respective relative aggregation propensities. We analyze in detail the specific structural characteristics and infer mechanisms that modulate the conformational stability of amylin fibrils. Results provide a platform for further studies and the design of new drugs that could interfere with amylin aggregation and its cytotoxicity. One particular mutation, N31K, has fibril-destabilizing properties, and could potentially improve the solubility of therapeutic amylin analogs.
    Keywords: Islet Amyloid Polypeptide -- Chemistry
    ISSN: 15206106
    E-ISSN: 1520-5207
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  • 7
    Language: English
    In: Prion, 01 September 2012, Vol.6(4), pp.339-345
    Description: Fibrillar aggregates of misfolded amyloid proteins are involved in a variety of diseases such as Alzheimer disease (AD), type 2 diabetes, Parkinson, Huntington and prion-related diseases. In the case of AD amyloid β (Aβ) peptides, the toxicity of amyloid oligomers and larger fibrillar aggregates is related to perturbing the biological function of the adjacent cellular membrane. We used atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of Aβ 9-40 fibrillar oligomers modeled as protofilament segments, including lipid bilayers and explicit water molecules, to probe the first steps in the mechanism of Aβ-membrane interactions. Our study identified the electrostatic interaction between charged peptide residues and the lipid headgroups as the principal driving force that can modulate the further penetration of the C-termini of amyloid fibrils or fibrillar oligomers into the hydrophobic region of lipid membranes. These findings advance our understanding of the detailed molecular mechanisms and the effects related to Aβ-membrane interactions, and suggest a polymorphic structural character of amyloid ion channels embedded in lipid bilayers. While inter-peptide hydrogen bonds leading to the formation of β-strands may still play a stabilizing role in amyloid channel structures, these may also present a significant helical content in peptide regions (e.g., termini) that are subject to direct interactions with lipids rather than with neighboring Aβ peptides.
    Keywords: Alzheimer Disease ; Aβ Fibrillar Oligomers ; Aβ Peptide Fibrils ; Aβ Protofilaments ; Amyloid Channels ; Structural Polymorphism of Amyloid Aggregates ; Biology
    ISSN: 1933-6896
    E-ISSN: 1933-690X
    Source: Taylor & Francis (Taylor & Francis Group)
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  • 8
    Language: English
    In: Prion, 2012, Vol.6(4), pp.339-45
    Description: Fibrillar aggregates of misfolded amyloid proteins are involved in a variety of diseases such as Alzheimer disease (AD), type 2 diabetes, Parkinson, Huntington and prion-related diseases. In the case of AD amyloid β (Aβ) peptides, the toxicity of amyloid oligomers and larger fibrillar aggregates is related to perturbing the biological function of the adjacent cellular membrane. We used atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of Aβ 9-40 fibrillar oligomers modeled as protofilament segments, including lipid bilayers and explicit water molecules, to probe the first steps in the mechanism of Aβ-membrane interactions. Our study identified the electrostatic interaction between charged peptide residues and the lipid headgroups as the principal driving force that can modulate the further penetration of the C-termini of amyloid fibrils or fibrillar oligomers into the hydrophobic region of lipid membranes. These findings advance our understanding of the detailed molecular mechanisms and the effects related to Aβ-membrane interactions, and suggest a polymorphic structural character of amyloid ion channels embedded in lipid bilayers. While inter-peptide hydrogen bonds leading to the formation of β-strands may still play a stabilizing role in amyloid channel structures, these may also present a significant helical content in peptide regions (e.g., termini) that are subject to direct interactions with lipids rather than with neighboring Aβ peptides.
    Keywords: Alzheimer Disease -- Metabolism ; Amyloid Beta-Peptides -- Metabolism ; Cell Membrane -- Metabolism ; Lipid Bilayers -- Metabolism
    E-ISSN: 1933-690X
    Source: MEDLINE/PubMed (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
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  • 9
    Language: English
    In: Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design, 2017, Vol.31(1), pp.71-85
    Description: Herein, we report the absolute binding free energy calculations of CBClip complexes in the SAMPL5 blind challenge. Initial conformations of CBClip complexes were obtained using docking and molecular dynamics simulations. Free energy calculations were performed using thermodynamic integration (TI) with soft-core potentials and Bennett’s acceptance ratio (BAR) method based on a serial insertion scheme. We compared the results obtained with TI simulations with soft-core potentials and Hamiltonian replica exchange simulations with the serial insertion method combined with the BAR method. The results show that the difference between the two methods can be mainly attributed to the van der Waals free energies, suggesting that either the simulations used for TI or the simulations used for BAR, or both are not fully converged and the two sets of simulations may have sampled difference phase space regions. The penalty scores of force field parameters of the 10 guest molecules provided by CHARMM Generalized Force Field can be an indicator of the accuracy of binding free energy calculations. Among our submissions, the combination of docking and TI performed best, which yielded the root mean square deviation of 2.94 kcal/mol and an average unsigned error of 3.41 kcal/mol for the ten guest molecules. These values were best overall among all participants. However, our submissions had little correlation with experiments.
    Keywords: Absolute binding free energy calculation ; Hamiltonian replica exchange ; Thermodynamic integration ; Bennett’s acceptance ratio ; Double decoupling scheme ; Host-guest complexes ; Constant-pH simulation
    ISSN: 0920-654X
    E-ISSN: 1573-4951
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  • 10
    Language: English
    In: ACS chemical neuroscience, 18 March 2015, Vol.6(3), pp.446-55
    Description: The molecular pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is complex and sparsely understood. The relationship between AD's amyloid β (Aβ) peptides and neuronal membranes is central to Aβ's cytotoxicity and is directly modulated by the composition of the lipid headgroups. Molecular studies of the insertion of model Aβ40 protofilaments in lipid bilayers revealed strong interactions that affect the structural integrity of both the membranes and the ordered amyloid aggregates. In particular, electrostatics plays a crucial role in the interaction between Aβ protofilaments and palmytoil-oleoyl-phosphatidylethanolamine (POPE) lipids, a common component of neuronal plasma membranes. Here, we use all-atom molecular dynamics and steered molecular dynamics simulations to systematically compare the effects that POPE and palmytoil-oleoyl-phosphatidylcholine (POPC) headgroups have on the Aβ-lipid interactions. We find that Aβ protofilaments exhibit weaker electrostatic interactions with POPC headgroups and establish significantly shorter-lived contacts with the POPC bilayer. This illustrates the crucial yet complex role of electrostatic and hydrogen bonding interactions in modulating the anchoring and insertion of Aβ peptides into lipid bilayers. Our study reveals the atomistic details behind the barrier created by the lipid headgroup region in impeding solution-aggregated fibrillar oligomers to spontaneously insert into POPC bilayers, in contrast to the POPE case. While the biological reality is notoriously more complex (e.g., including other factors such as cholesterol), our results evidence a simple experimentally and computationally testable case for probing the factors that control the insertion of Aβ oligomeric aggregates in neuronal cell membranes--a process central to their neurotoxicity.
    Keywords: Alzheimer’s Disease ; Aβ Fibrillar Oligomers ; Amyloid Peptide-Lipid Membrane Interactions ; Amyloid Β-Peptide Fibrils ; Molecular Dynamics Simulations ; Toxic Amyloid Channels ; Molecular Dynamics Simulation ; Alzheimer Disease -- Metabolism ; Amyloid Beta-Peptides -- Chemistry ; Lipid Bilayers -- Metabolism
    E-ISSN: 1948-7193
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