PROJECT #14311 RESEARCH FOR UNSPECIFIED
FOLDING PERFORMANCE PROFILE

PROJECT SUMMARY

Halorubrum lacusprofundi is a microorganism found in the extremely cold and hypersaline Deep Lake, Antarctica. This microorganism has a polyextremophilic β-galactosidase that works to break down carbohydrates. Recent work from the DasSarma group identified six key amino acid residues in β-galactosidase which, when mutated with amino acids conserved in homologs from mesophilic haloarchaea, induced significant changes to the catalytic efficiency of the enzyme and its temperature dependence (1). 

We are running molecular simulations of β-galactosidase and its mutated variants to explore how these subtle sequence changes affect the behavior of this enzyme at various temperatures. We will analyze the trajectory data to formulate explanations for the mechanisms that cause differences in catalytic efficiencies. 

In the future, a better understanding of how evolved mutations help optimize enzyme efficiency may lead to improved methods for computational enzyme design.

 

References

  1. Laye, V. J., Karan, R., Kim, J.-M., Pecher, W. T., DasSarma, P., & DasSarma, S. (2017). Key amino acid residues conferring enhanced enzyme activity at cold temperatures in an Antarctic polyextremophilic β-galactosidase. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(47), 12530–12535. http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1711542114

 

PROJECT INFO

Manager(s): Prof. Vincent Voelz

Institution: Temple University

PROJECT WORK UNIT SUMMARY

Atoms: 127,200

Core: GRO_A7

Status: Public

PROJECT FOLDING PPD AVERAGES BY GPU

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PROJECT FOLDING PPD AVERAGES BY CPU BETA

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1 RYZEN 9 5950X 16-CORE 32 12,599 403,168 AMD
2 RYZEN 5 3600 6-CORE 12 9,189 110,268 AMD
3 CORE I5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHZ 4 9,633 38,532 Intel
4 XEON CPU @ 2.30GHZ 1 1,191 1,191 Intel