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Role of electrostatic interactions in the assembly of empty spherical viral capsids


Šiber, Antonio; Podgornik, Rudolf
Role of electrostatic interactions in the assembly of empty spherical viral capsids // Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, 76 (2007), 6 Part 1; 061906-1 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Role of electrostatic interactions in the assembly of empty spherical viral capsids

Autori
Šiber, Antonio ; Podgornik, Rudolf

Izvornik
Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics (1539-3755) 76 (2007), 6 Part 1; 061906-1

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Electrostatics; microorganisms; proteins

Sažetak
We examine the role of electrostatic interactions in the assembly of empty spherical viral capsids. The charges on the protein subunits that make the viral capsid mutually interact and are expected to yield electrostatic repulsion acting against the assembly of capsids. Thus, attractive protein-protein interactions of nonelectrostatic origin must act to enable the capsid formation. We investigate whether the interplay of repulsive electrostatic and attractive interactions between the protein subunits can result in the formation of spherical viral capsids of a preferred radius. For this to be the case, we find that the attractive interactions must depend on the angle between the neighboring protein subunits (i.e., on the mean curvature of the viral capsid) so that a particular angle(s) is (are) preferred energywise. Our results for the electrostatic contributions to energetics of viral capsids nicely correlate with recent experimental determinations of the energetics of protein-protein contacts in the hepatitis B virus [P. Ceres A. Zlotnick, Biochemistry 41, 11525 (2002)].

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Fizika, Biologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
035-0352828-2837 - Energetskom kompeticijom uvjetovani oblici i strukture nanometarskih sustava (Antonio Šiber, )

Ustanove
Institut za fiziku, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Antonio Šiber, (226073)

Časopis indeksira:


  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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  • The INSPEC Science Abstracts series