Distal Proton Shuttle Mechanism of Ribosome Catalysed Peptide Bond Formation—A Theoretical Study
AbstractIn this work, we have investigated a novel distal proton shuttle mechanism of ribosome catalyzed peptide bond formation reaction. The reaction was found to follow a two-step mechanism. A distal water molecule located about 6.1 Å away from the attacking amine plays as a proton acceptor and results in a charge-separated intermediate that is stabilized by the N terminus of L27 and the A-site A76 5′-phosphate. The ribose A2451 bridges the proton shuttle pathway, thus plays critical role in the reaction. The calculated 27.64 kcal•mol−1 free energy barrier of the distal proton shuttle mechanism is lower than that of eight-membered ring transition state. The distal proton shuttle mechanism studied in this work can provide new insights into the important biological peptide synthesis process. View Full-Text
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Zhang, X.; Jiang, Y.; Mao, Q.; Tan, H.; Li, X.; Chen, G.; Jia, Z. Distal Proton Shuttle Mechanism of Ribosome Catalysed Peptide Bond Formation—A Theoretical Study. Molecules 2017, 22, 571.
Zhang X, Jiang Y, Mao Q, Tan H, Li X, Chen G, Jia Z. Distal Proton Shuttle Mechanism of Ribosome Catalysed Peptide Bond Formation—A Theoretical Study. Molecules. 2017; 22(4):571.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhang, Xiaotong; Jiang, Yafei; Mao, Qiuyun; Tan, Hongwei; Li, Xichen; Chen, Guangju; Jia, Zongchao. 2017. "Distal Proton Shuttle Mechanism of Ribosome Catalysed Peptide Bond Formation—A Theoretical Study." Molecules 22, no. 4: 571.
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