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Title

 

 

 

 

 

Binding of 2CA1P (nocturnal inhibitor) to the active site of RubisCO using Genetic Algorithm (GA)

 

Authors

 

Ounissi M*, Kameli A, Boudjeniba M, Kherraz K, Redouane N

Affiliation

 

Biology department, Ecole Normale Superieure, ENS-Kouba, PB 92, Algiers, Algeria

 

Email

 

ounissi_bio@yahoo.fr

Article Type

 

Hypothesis

 

Date

 

Received April 30, 2009; Revised August 01, 2009; Accepted septembre 11, 2009; Published November 17, 2009

 

Abstract

Ribulose-1, 5- Bisphosphate carboxylase/ oxygenase (RubisCO) catalyzes the first step in net photosynthetic assimilation and photorespiratory carbon oxidation. The activity of this enzyme is modulated in response to changes in light intensity as suggested in a number of early reports. Several studies found that the natural inhibitor 2CA1P is involved in the inhibition of the enzyme under reduced light intensity in rice (Oryza sativa). Due to the lack of studies and information on the interaction between this inhibitor and the active site of the enzyme, we attempted to predict the interaction between the amino acids in the active site and the inhibitor using both Hyperchem7.5 and GOLD software. After the docking; three possibilities having the highest fitness score were found (65.71, 64.72, 62.04), in these possibilities the inhibitor was bound to the enzyme, the phosphate and carboxylate groups in the same positions with a clear difference in the position of OH. In order to confirm the accuracy of the genetic algorithm, the artificial inhibitor 2CABP was docked back in the active site of the enzyme using the same parameters used in the case of the 2CA1P and the algorithm's predictions were compared with the experimentally observed binding mode. The results showed that the difference in the active sites before and after the docking was in the range of 0.93 which indicated that the results were very accurate. Depending on this result it was concluded that the results obtained in the case of the 2CA1P were close to the experimental results.

 

Keywords

RubisCO, 2CA1P, CABP, GOLD, Hyperchem 7.5, Genetic algorithm

 

Citation

 

Ounissi, Bioinformation 4(5): 206-209 (2009)

 

Edited by

 

P. Kangueane

 

ISSN

 

0973-2063

 

Publisher

 

Biomedical Informatics

 

License

 

 

This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.