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Characterising Inter-helical Interactions of G Protein-Coupled Receptors with the Fragment Molecular Orbital Method

Heifetz, A; Morao, I; Babu, MM; James, T; Southey, MWY; Fedorov, DG; Aldeghi, M; ... Townsend-Nicholson, A; + view all (2020) Characterising Inter-helical Interactions of G Protein-Coupled Receptors with the Fragment Molecular Orbital Method. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 10.1021/acs.jctc.9b01136. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the largest superfamily of membrane proteins, regulating almost every aspect of cellular activity and serving as key targets for drug discovery. We have identified an accurate and reliable computational method to characterise the strength and chemical nature of the inter-helical interactions between the residues of transmembrane (TM) domains during different receptor activation states, something that cannot be characterised solely by visual inspection of structural information. Using the fragment molecular orbital (FMO) quantum mechanics method to analyse 35 crystal structures representing different branches of the class A GPCR family, we have identified 69 topologically-equivalent TM residues that form a consensus network of 51 inter-TM interactions, providing novel results that are consistent with and help to rationalise experimental data. This discovery establishes a comprehensive picture of how defined molecular forces govern specific inter-helical interactions which, in turn, support the structural stability, ligand binding and activation of GPCRs.

Type: Article
Title: Characterising Inter-helical Interactions of G Protein-Coupled Receptors with the Fragment Molecular Orbital Method
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.9b01136
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jctc.9b01136
Language: English
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UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Structural and Molecular Biology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10092459
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