pK(a) calculations of calbindin D(9k): effects of Ca(2+) binding, protein dielectric constant, and ionic strength.


Calbindin is a small (75 residues) helix-loop-helix ("EF-hand") calcium-binding protein belonging to the calmodulin superfamily. It binds two Ca(2+) ions. Continuum electrostatics in combination with the boundary element method was employed for the calculation of the acid-dissociation constants K(a) (pK(a) = -log K(a)) values of all titratable residues in… (More)