Capturing The Dynamic Association Between A Tris-Dipicolinate Lanthanide Complex And A Decapeptide: A Combined Paramagnetic NMR And Molecular Dynamics Exploration.

30 November 2020, Version 1
This content is a preprint and has not undergone peer review at the time of posting.


Our study sheds new light on the highly dynamic structural interplay between a tris-dipicolinate lanthanide probe and a test decapeptide SASYKTLPRG. Whereas a rather monotous, electrostatically-driven association may have been expected, the combination of paramagnetic NMR and molecular dynamics simulations extensively captures interaction sites and their occupancy. This study reveals the importance of a large conformational sampling to reconcilate characteristic time in NMR with molecular dynamics simulations, where sampling at the microsecond range is needed. This study opens the door for a detailed mechanistic elucidation of the early steps of lanthanide complexe-peptide or lanthanide complexe-protein interaction or self-assembly processses.


Molecular dynamics
Paramagnetic NMR
Lanthanide Complexes
peptide structure


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