Oxidatively-mediated in silico epimerization of a highly amyloidogenic segment in the human calcitonin hormone (hCT 15-19 )

Ahmad Kamal M. Hamid, Joanna C. Salvatore, Ke Wang, Prashantha Murahari, Andrea Guljas, Anita Rágyanszki, Michael Owen, Balázs Jójárt, Milán Szőri, I. Csizmadia, B. Viskolcz, Béla Fiser

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Abstract

In order to study the effects of peptide exposure to oxidative attack, we chose a model reaction in which the hydroxyl radical discretely abstracts a hydrogen atom from the α-carbon of each residue of a highly amyloidogenic region in the human calcitonin hormone, hCT 15-19 . Based on a combined Molecular Mechanics / Quantum Mechanics approach, the extended and folded L- and D-configuration and radical intermediate hCT 15-19 peptides were optimized to obtain their compactness, secondary structure and relative thermodynamic data. The results suggest that the epimerization of residues is generally an exergonic process that can explain the cumulative nature of molecular aging. Moreover, the configurational inversion induced conformational changes can cause protein dysfunction. The epimerization of the central residue to the D-configuration induced a hairpin structure in hCT 15-19 , concomitant with a possible oligomerization of human calcitonin into Aβ(1–42)-like amyloid fibrils present in patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-269
Number of pages11
JournalComputational Biology and Chemistry
Volume80
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2019

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Hormones
Calcitonin
Mechanics
Computer Simulation
Peptides
Oligomerization
Molecular mechanics
Quantum theory
Thermodynamics
Amyloid
Hydroxyl Radical
Hydrogen
Molecular Mechanics
Alzheimer Disease
Configuration
Alzheimer's Disease
Carbon
Hydrogen Atom
Aging of materials
Secondary Structure

Keywords

  • Aggregation
  • Amyloidosis
  • DFNKF
  • Molecular ageing
  • Oxidative-stress
  • Peptide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Computational Mathematics

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Oxidatively-mediated in silico epimerization of a highly amyloidogenic segment in the human calcitonin hormone (hCT 15-19 ) . / Hamid, Ahmad Kamal M.; Salvatore, Joanna C.; Wang, Ke; Murahari, Prashantha; Guljas, Andrea; Rágyanszki, Anita; Owen, Michael; Jójárt, Balázs; Szőri, Milán; Csizmadia, I.; Viskolcz, B.; Fiser, Béla.

In: Computational Biology and Chemistry, Vol. 80, 01.06.2019, p. 259-269.

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Hamid, Ahmad Kamal M. ; Salvatore, Joanna C. ; Wang, Ke ; Murahari, Prashantha ; Guljas, Andrea ; Rágyanszki, Anita ; Owen, Michael ; Jójárt, Balázs ; Szőri, Milán ; Csizmadia, I. ; Viskolcz, B. ; Fiser, Béla. / Oxidatively-mediated in silico epimerization of a highly amyloidogenic segment in the human calcitonin hormone (hCT 15-19 ) In: Computational Biology and Chemistry. 2019 ; Vol. 80. pp. 259-269.
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