Temperature-Dependence of the Amide-I Frequency Map for Peptides and Proteins
- Received Date: 2011-07-28
Abstract: In our recent work [Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11, 9149 (2009)], a molecular-mechanics force field-based amide-I vibration frequency map (MM-map) for peptides and proteins was constructed. In this work, the temperature dependence of the MM-map is examined based on high-temperature molecular dynamics simulations and infrared (IR) experiments. It is shown that the 298-K map works for up to 500-K molecular dynamics trajectories, which reasonably reproduces the 88 oC experimental IR results. Linear IR spectra are also simulated for two tripeptides containing natural and unnatural amino acid residues, and the results are inreasonable agreement with experiment. The results suggest the MM-map can be used to obtain the temperature-dependent amide-I local mode frequencies and their distributions for peptide oligomers, which is useful in particular for understanding the IR signatures of the thermally unfolded species.
|Citation:||Chen Han, Jian-ping Wang. Temperature-Dependence of the Amide-I Frequency Map for Peptides and Proteins[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2011, 24(5): 529-537. doi: 10.1088/1674-0068/24/05/529-537|