The information of how two proteins interact is embedded in the atomic details of their binding interfaces. These interactions, spatial-temporally coordinating each other as a network in a variable cytoplasmic environment, dominate almost all biological functions. A feasible and reliable computational model is highly demanded to realistically simulate these cellular processes and unravel the complexities beneath them. We therefore present a multiscale framework that integrates simulations on two different scales. The higher-resolution model incorporates structural information of proteins and energetics of their binding, while the lower-resolution model uses a highly simplified representation of proteins to capture the long-time-scale dynamics of a system with multiple proteins. Through a systematic benchmark test and two practical applications of biomolecular systems with specific cellular functions, we demonstrated that this method could be a powerful approach to understand molecular mechanisms of dynamic interactions between biomolecules and their functional impacts with high computational efficiency. Wang et al. developed a multiscale modeling framework that is able to realistically simulate the complicated dynamics of a protein network. They demonstrated that this multiscale framework serves as a powerful approach to understand the molecular mechanisms of protein-protein interactions and their functional impacts with high computational efficiency.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Oct 2 2018|
- multiscale modeling
- protein-protein interactions
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Structural Biology
- Molecular Biology