Dmitry M. Ustinin

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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)
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)
A method for multiparticle computer simulation of photosynthetic electron transport in a thylakoid membrane has been developed. The basic principles of this method were described previously. The method is used to describe the cyclic electron flow around photosystem I. The effects of size and shape of the reaction volume on the kinetics of interaction of a(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 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)
The kinetics of photoinduced EPR I signals at different concentrations of ferredoxin was studied on isolated pea chloroplasts. A kinetic model of ferredoxin-dependent electron transport around photosystem I was suggested. A multiparticle model was constructed, which makes it possible to "directly" model the processes of electron transfer in multiprotein(More)
This review covers the methods of computer simulation of protein interactions taking part in photosynthetic electron transport reactions. A direct multiparticle simulation method that simulates reactions describing interactions of ensembles of molecules in the heterogeneous interior of a cell is developed. In the models, protein molecules move according to(More)
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