Anna M. Abaturova

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Most biological functions, including photosynthetic activity, are mediated by protein interactions. The proteins plastocyanin and cytochrome f are reaction partners in a photosynthetic electron transport chain. We designed a 3D computer simulation model of diffusion and interaction of spinach plastocyanin and turnip cytochrome f in solution. It is the first(More)
Ferredoxin reduced by Photosystem I in light serves as an electron donor for the reduction of NADP(+) to NADPH, and this reaction is catalyzed by enzyme ferredoxin:NADP(+)-reductase (FNR). Kinetics and mechanisms of this reaction have been extensively studied experimentally by site-specific mutagenesis, laser flash photolysis and stopped-flow methods. We(More)
The diffusion of the protein plastocyanine and complex formation between plastocyanine and cytochrome f (a subunit of a cytochrome b6/f complex) in the chloroplast thylakoid lumen has been studied. A 3D computer simulation model of diffusion and binding of plastocyanine and cytochrome f has been constructed, which considers their electrostatic interaction.(More)
We designed 3D multiparticle computer models to simulate diffusion and interactions of spinach plastocyanin and ferredoxin with plant photosystem 1 in a solution. Using these models we studied kinetic characteristics of plastocyanin-photosystem 1 and ferredoxin-photosystem 1 complex formation at a variety of ionic strength values. The computer multiparticle(More)
A multiparticle computer model of plastocyanin-cytochrome f complex formation in the thylakoid lumen has been designed, which takes electrostatic interactions of proteins and the thylakoid membrane into account. The Poisson-Boltzmann formalism was used to determine the electrostatic potential field generated by the electrical charges of the proteins and the(More)
The application of Brownian dynamics for simulation of transient protein-protein interactions is reviewed. The review focuses on theoretical basics of Brownian dynamics method, its particular implementations, advantages and drawbacks of the method. The outlook for future development of Brownian dynamics-based simulation techniques is discussed. Special(More)
The basic principles of the design of direct multiparticle models and the results of multiparticle computer simulation of electron transfer by mobile protein carriers in the photosynthetic membrane of a chloroplast thylakoid are presented. The reactions of complex formation of the protein plastocyanin with the protein cytochrome f and the pigment-protein(More)
The Brownian dynamics method is used for qualitative analysis of events leading to formation of a functionally active plastocyanin-cytochrome f complex. Intermediate states of this process are identified by density-based hierarchical clustering. Diffusive entrapment of plastocyanin by cytochrome f is a key point of the suggested putative scenario of(More)
The paper is devoted to the method of computer simulation of protein interactions taking part in photosynthetic electron transport reactions. Using this method we have studied kinetic characteristics of protein-protein complex formation for four pairs of proteins involved in photosynthesis at a variety of ionic strength values. Computer simulations describe(More)