Computational Studies of Glutamate Transporters
AbstractGlutamate is the major excitatory neurotransmitter in the human brain whose binding to receptors on neurons excites them while excess glutamate are removed from synapses via transporter proteins. Determination of the crystal structures of bacterial aspartate transporters has paved the way for computational investigation of their function and dynamics at the molecular level. Here, we review molecular dynamics and free energy calculation methods used in these computational studies and discuss the recent applications to glutamate transporters. The focus of the review is on the insights gained on the transport mechanism through computational methods, which otherwise is not directly accessible by experimental probes. Recent efforts to model the mammalian glutamate and other amino acid transporters, whose crystal structures have not been solved yet, are included in the review. View Full-Text
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Setiadi, J.; Heinzelmann, G.; Kuyucak, S. Computational Studies of Glutamate Transporters. Biomolecules 2015, 5, 3067-3086.
Setiadi J, Heinzelmann G, Kuyucak S. Computational Studies of Glutamate Transporters. Biomolecules. 2015; 5(4):3067-3086.Chicago/Turabian Style
Setiadi, Jeffry; Heinzelmann, Germano; Kuyucak, Serdar. 2015. "Computational Studies of Glutamate Transporters." Biomolecules 5, no. 4: 3067-3086.