Scientia Iranica, ( ISI ), Volume (19), No (6), Year (2012-12) , Pages (1526-1533)

Title : ( Mechanical Unfolding of Titin I27 Domain: Nanoscale Simulation of Mechanical Properties Based on Virial Theorem via Steered Molecular Dynamics Technique )

Authors: Mohammad Hossein Abolbashari , shokrollah ameli ,

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The mechanical properties of a single titin immunoglobulin-like domain (I27) are studied based on the Virial stress definition via steered molecular dynamics simulation. Moreover, the effects of biological conditions on the obtained results are investigated. Due to different viewpoints on the Virial stress definition, the role of the kinetic stress in the Virial stress definition is elucidated. The obtained Young’s modulus is about GPa. It is found that the ultimate stress decreases nonlinearly and the Young’s modulus decreases almost linearly with an increase in temperature. It is observed that the mechanical properties decrease with a decrease in the strain rate. The mechanical properties are not sensitive to small unfolding forces, but they rise up with an increase in the force magnitude afterward. Considering the kinetic stress term in calculation of the Virial stress increases the accuracy of the results, but does not have a significant effect on mechanical properties especially at low temperatures. This implies that the kinetic stress term can be ignored at low temperatures. This study furnishes a basis for the I27 domain where the mechanical properties must be taken into account.

Keywords

, Molecular dynamics, Protein unfolding, Titin I27 domain, Virial stress, Young’s
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author = {Abolbashari, Mohammad Hossein and Ameli, Shokrollah},
title = {Mechanical Unfolding of Titin I27 Domain: Nanoscale Simulation of Mechanical Properties Based on Virial Theorem via Steered Molecular Dynamics Technique},
journal = {Scientia Iranica},
year = {2012},
volume = {19},
number = {6},
month = {December},
issn = {1026-3098},
pages = {1526--1533},
numpages = {7},
keywords = {Molecular dynamics; Protein unfolding; Titin I27 domain; Virial stress; Young’s modulus},
}

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%T Mechanical Unfolding of Titin I27 Domain: Nanoscale Simulation of Mechanical Properties Based on Virial Theorem via Steered Molecular Dynamics Technique
%A Abolbashari, Mohammad Hossein
%A Ameli, Shokrollah
%J Scientia Iranica
%@ 1026-3098
%D 2012

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