标题：Dynamic Relaying Properties of a beta-Turn Peptide in Long-Range Electron Transfer
作者：Song, Xiufang; Zhang, Fengying; Bu, Yuxiang
作者机构：[Song, Xiufang; Zhang, Fengying; Bu, Yuxiang] Shandong Univ, Inst Theoret Chem, Sch Chem & Chem Engn, Jinan 250100, Shandong, Peoples R China.
通讯作者：Bu, Yuxiang;Bu, YX
通讯作者地址：[Bu, YX]Shandong Univ, Inst Theoret Chem, Sch Chem & Chem Engn, Jinan 250100, Shandong, Peoples R China.
来源：JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY
关键词：electron transfer relay; beta-turn peptide; vibrational effect; dynamic; property; density functional theory calculation
摘要：The relay stations play a significant role in long-range charge hopping transfer in proteins. Although studies have clarified that many more protein structural motifs can function as relays in charge hopping transfers by acting as intermediate charge carriers, the relaying properties are still poorly understood. In this work, taking a beta-turn oligopeptide as an example, we report a dynamic character of a relay with tunable relaying properties using the density functional theory calculations. Our main finding is that a beta-turn peptide can serve as an effective electron relay in facilitating long-range electron migration and its relay properties is vibration-tunable. The vibration-induced structural transient distortions remarkably affect the lowest occupied molecular orbital (LUMO) energy, vertical electron affinity and electron-binding mode of the beta-turn oligopeptide and the singly occupied molecular orbital (SOMO) energy of the corresponding electron adduct and thus the relaying properties. Different vibration modes lead to different structural distortions and thus have different effects on the relaying properties and ability of the beta-turn peptide. For the relaying properties, there approximately is a linear negative correlation of electron affinity with the LUMO energy of the beta-turn or the SOMO energy of its electron adduct. Besides, such relaying properties also vary in the vibration evolution process, and the electron-binding modes may be tunable. As an important addition to the known static charge relaying properties occurring in various protein structural motifs, this work reports the dynamic electron-relaying characteristics of a beta-turn oligopeptide with variable relaying properties governed by molecular vibrations which can be applied to different proteins in mediating long-range charge transfers. Clearly, this work reveals molecular vibration effects on the electron relaying properties of protein structural motifs and provides new insights into the dynamics of long-range charge transfers in proteins. (c) 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.