Site-specific Analysis of Protein Hydration Based on Unnatural Amino Acid Fluorescence

Authors

Amaro, M., Brezovsky, J., Kovacova, S., Sykora, J., Bednar, D., Nemec, V., Liskova, V., Kurumbang, N., Beerens, K., Chaloupkova, R., Paruch, K., Hof, M., Damborsky, J.

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JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 137: 4988-4992 (2015)

Abstract

Hydration of proteins profoundly affects their functions. We describe a simple and general method for site-specific analysis of protein hydration based on the in vivo incorporation of fluorescent unnatural amino acids and their analysis by steady-state fluorescence spectroscopy. Using this method, we investigate the hydration of functionally important regions of dehalogenases. The experimental results are compared to findings from molecular dynamics simulations.

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Amaro, M., Brezovsky, J., Kovacova, S., Sykora, J., Bednar, D., Nemec, V., Liskova, V., Kurumbang, N., Beerens, K., Chaloupkova, R., Paruch, K., Hof, M., Damborsky, J., 2015: Site-specific Analysis of Protein Hydration Based on Unnatural Amino Acid Fluorescence. Journal of the American Chemical Society 137: 4988-4992.

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