1. Modelling water for calorimetry of proteinsKnarik Yeritsyan, Artem Badasyan, 2023, objavljeni povzetek znanstvenega prispevka na konferenci Opis: Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is a powerful technique used to study the thermal stability and unfolding of proteins. DSC provides the excess heat capacity profile and is used to study the thermodynamics of a given protein. By fitting DSC data to the model, researchers can obtain valuable information about the thermodynamics of protein folding and unfolding, which can help them better understand protein structure, stability, and function.
Based on Hamiltonian representation of ZB model and using the solvent effects we derived an expression for heat capacity in proteins and successfuly fit it to experimental data. As we show, our model provides a better fit to experimental data, as compared to the 2-state model. The model we propose takes into account also water effects and we show that it fits better to experimental data giving inter- and intra-molecular H-bonding energies instead of reporting only one total enthalpy. Ključne besede: Zimm-Bragg model, water model, helix-coil transition, protein folding, differential scanning calorimetry Objavljeno v RUNG: 18.10.2023; Ogledov: 1766; Prenosov: 0 Gradivo ima več datotek! Več... |
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3. System size dependence in the Zimm-Bragg model : partition function limits, transition temperature and intervalArtem Badasyan, 2021, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: Within the recently developed Hamiltonian formulation of the Zimm and Bragg model
we re-evaluate several size dependent approximations of model partition function. Our size analysis
is based on the comparison of chain length N with the maximal correlation (persistence) length ξ of
helical conformation. For the first time we re-derive the partition function of zipper model by taking
the limits of the Zimm–Bragg eigenvalues. The critical consideration of applicability boundaries for
the single-sequence (zipper) and the long chain approximations has shown a gap in description for
the range of experimentally relevant chain lengths of 5–10 persistence lengths ξ. Correction to the
helicity degree expression is reported. For the exact partition function we have additionally found,
that: at N/ξ ≈ 10 the transition temperature T m reaches its asymptotic behavior of infinite N; the
transition interval ∆T needs about a thousand persistence lengths to saturate at its asymptotic, infinite
length value. Obtained results not only contribute to the development of the Zimm–Bragg model,
but are also relevant for a wide range of Biotechnologies, including the Biosensing applications. Ključne besede: Zimm-Bragg model, helix-coil transition, zipper model Objavljeno v RUNG: 17.06.2021; Ogledov: 3049; Prenosov: 87 Povezava na celotno besedilo Gradivo ima več datotek! Več... |
4. On spin description of water-biopolymer interactions: theory and experiment of reentrant order-disorder transition.Artem Badasyan, predavanje na tuji univerzi Opis: The experimental studies of biopolymer conformations have reached an unprecedented level of
detailization during the past decade and allow now to study single molecules in vivo [1]. Processing of
experimental data essentially relies on theoretical approaches to conformational transitions in
biopolymers [2]. However, the models that are currently used, originate from the early 1960's and
contain several unjustified assumptions, widely accepted at that time. Thus, the view on the
conformational transitions in the polypeptides as a two-state process has very limited applicability
because the all-or-none transition mechanism takes place only in short polypeptides with sizes
comparable to the spatial correlation length; the original formulation of Zimm-Bragg model is
phenomenological and does not allow for a microscopic model for water; the implicit consideration of
the water-polypeptide interactions through the ansatz about the quadratic dependence of free energy
difference on temperature can only be justified through the assumption of an ideal gas with a constant
heat capacity. To get rid of these deficiencies, we augment the Hamiltonian formulation [3] of the
Zimm-Bragg model [4] with the term describing the water-polypeptide interactions [5]. The analytical
solution of the model results in a formula, ready to be fit to Circular Dichroism (CD) data for both heat
and cold denaturation. On the example of several sets of experimental data we show, that our formula
results in a significantly better fit, as compared to the existing approaches. Moreover, the application
of our procedure allows to compare the strengths of inter- and intra-molecular H-bonds, an
information, inaccessible before. Ključne besede: helix-coil transition, water-polypeptide interactions Objavljeno v RUNG: 13.03.2019; Ogledov: 3887; Prenosov: 0 Gradivo ima več datotek! Več... |
5. New method to process Circular Dichroism experimental data on heat and cold denaturation of polypeptides in waterArtem Badasyan, Matjaž Valant, 2018, objavljeni povzetek znanstvenega prispevka na konferenci Opis: During the past decade the experimental studies of biopolymer conformations have reached an
unprecedented level of detailization and allow to study single molecules in vivo [1]. Processing of
experimental data essentially relies on theoretical approaches to conformational transitions in
biopolymers [2]. However, the models that are currently used, originate from the early 1960's and
contain several unjustified assumptions, widely accepted at that time. Thus, the view on the
conformational transitions in the polypeptides as a two-state process has very limited applicability
because the all-or-none transition mechanism takes place only in short polypeptides with sizes
comparable to the spatial correlation length; the original formulation of Zimm-Bragg model is
phenomenological and does not allow for a microscopic model for water; the implicit consideration of
the water-polypeptide interactions through the ansatz about the quadratic dependence of free energy
difference on temperature can only be justified through the assumption of an ideal gas with a constant
heat capacity. To get rid of these deficiencies, we augment the Hamiltonian formulation [3] of the
Zimm-Bragg model [4] with the term describing the water-polypeptide interactions [5]. The analytical
solution of the model results in a formula, ready to be fit to Circular Dichroism (CD) data for both heat
and cold denaturation. On the example of several sets of experimental data we show, that our formula
results in a significantly better fit, as compared to the existing approaches. Moreover, the application
of our procedure allows to compare the strengths of inter- and intra-molecular H-bonds, an
information, inaccessible before.
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cells/Nature Methods, 12, 773-779.
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dichroism spectroscopy. Two-state model versus sequential unfolding/Quarterly Reviews of Biophysics, 49, e9, 1-24.
[3] A.V. Badasyan, A. Giacometti, Y. Sh. Mamasakhlisov, V. F. Morozov, A. S. Benight, (2010), Microscopic formulation
of the Zimm-Bragg model for the helix-coil transition/Physical Review E, 81, 021921.
[4] B. H. Zimm, J. K. Bragg, (1959), Theory of the Phase Transition between Helix and Random Coil in Polypeptide
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[5] A. Badasyan, Sh.A. Tonoyan, A. Giacometti, R. Podgornik, V.A. Parsegian, Y.Sh. Mamasakhlisov, V.F. Morozov,
(2014), Unified description of solvent effects in the helix-coil transition/Physical Review E, 89, 022723.
Corresponding author: Artem Badasyan (artem.badasyan@ung.si) Ključne besede: Biopolymers, Circular Dichroism, Zimm-Bragg model, helix-coil transition. Objavljeno v RUNG: 22.10.2018; Ogledov: 4802; Prenosov: 0 Gradivo ima več datotek! Več... |
6. Physics behind the Conformational Transitions in Biopolymers. Demystification of DNA melting and Protein FoldingArtem Badasyan, predavanje na tuji univerzi Opis: Biophysics is the area of research, devoted to the studies of physical problems related to living systems. Animal cell is the smallest unit of an organism and mainly contains water solutions of structurally inhomogeneous polymers of biological origin: polypeptides (proteins) and polynucleotides (DNA, RNA). Statistical physics of macromolecules allows to describe the conformations of both synthetic and bio-polymers and constitutes the basis of Biophysics. During the talk I will report on the biophysical problems I have solved with numerical simulations (Langevin-based Molecular Dynamics of Go-like protein folding model and Monte Carlo with Wang-Landau sampling) and analytical studies of spin models (formula evaluation by hand, enforced with computer algebra systems). The direct connections with the theory of phase transitions, algebra of non-commutative operators and decorated spin models will be elucidated. Ključne besede: Biophysics, protein folding, helix-coil transition, spin models Objavljeno v RUNG: 13.12.2016; Ogledov: 6709; Prenosov: 0 Gradivo ima več datotek! Več... |
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