alexa In silico investigation of molecular mechanism of laminopathy caused by a point mutation (R482W) in lamin A C protein.
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques

Author(s): Rajendran V, Purohit R, Sethumadhavan R

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Lamin A/C proteins are the major components of a thin proteinaceous filamentous meshwork, the lamina, that underlies the inner nuclear membrane. A few specific mutations in the lamin A/C gene cause a disease with remarkably different clinical features: FPLD, or familial partial lipodystrophy (Dunnigan-type), which mainly affects adipose tissue. Lamin A/C mutant R482W is the key variant that causes FPLD. Biomolecular interaction and molecular dynamics (MD) simulation analysis were performed to understand dynamic behavior of native and mutant structures at atomic level. Mutant lamin A/C (R482W) showed more interaction with its biological partners due to its expansion of interaction surface and flexible nature of binding residues than native lamin A/C. MD simulation clearly indicates that the flexibility of interacting residues of mutant are mainly due to less involvement in formation of inter and intramolecular hydrogen bonds. Our analysis of native and Mutant lamin A/C clearly shows that the structural and functional consequences of the mutation R482W causes FPLD. Because of the pivotal role of lamin A/C in maintaining dynamics of nuclear function, these differences likely contribute to or represent novel mechanisms in laminopathy development. This article was published in Amino Acids and referenced in Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version