Free-energy simulations of the oxidation of c-terminal methionines in calmodulin.

In the course of aging or under conditions of oxidative stress, methionine residues of calmodulin undergo oxidation, leading to loss of biological activity of the protein. We have performed free-energy simulations of the effects of C-terminal methionine side-chain oxidation on the properties of calmodulin. The simulation results indicate that oxidation… CONTINUE READING