Modeling the Yew Tree Tubulin and a Comparison of its Interaction with Paclitaxel to Human Tubulin

Our analysis indicates that the high-affinity binding site contains several substitutions compared to human tubulin, all of which reduce the binding energy of paclitaxel

Jack A. Tuszynski; Travis J. A. Craddock; Jonathan Y. Mane; Khaled Barakat; Chih-Yuan Tseng; Melissa Gajewski; Philip Winter; Laleh Alisaraie; Jordan Patterson; Eric Carpenter; Weiwei Wang; Michael K. Deyholos; Linji Li; Xiao Sun; Yong Zhang; Gane Ka-Shu Wong

2012

Scholarcy highlights

  • Tubulin sequence data for plant species were obtained from Alberta 1000 Plants Initiative
  • Sequences were assembled with Trinity de novo assembly program and tubulin identified
  • Molecular dynamics simulations and molecular mechanics Poisson–Boltzmann calculations were performed with the Amber package to determine binding affinity of paclitaxel to yew tubulin
  • Our analysis indicates that the high-affinity binding site contains several substitutions compared to human tubulin, all of which reduce the binding energy of paclitaxel
  • G.K.S.W. acknowledges Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, Genome Alberta, Alberta Innovates Tech Futures iCORE, Musea Ventures, and BGI-Shenzhen for the funding of the Alberta 1000 Plants Initiative

Need more features? Save interactive summary cards to your Scholarcy Library.