Browsing by Author "Bennion, Brian J."
A Wrench in the Works of Human Acetylcholinesterase: Soman Induced Conformational Changes Revealed by Molecular Dynamics Simulations Authors:Bennion, Brian J.; Eşsiz, Şebnem; Lau, Edmond Y.; Fattebert, Jean-Luc; Emigh, Aiyana; Lightstone, Felice C.
Publisher and Date:(Public Library Science, 2015)Irreversible inactivation of human acetylcholinesterase (hAChE) by organophosphorous pesticides (OPs) and chemical weapon agents (CWA) has severe morbidity and mortality consequences. We present data from quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) and 80 classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of the apo and soman-adducted forms of hAChE to investigate the effects on the dynamics and protein structure when the catalytic Serine 203 is phosphonylated. We find that the soman phosphonylation ...