Integrated ESI-MS/EPR/computational characterization of the binding of metal species to proteins: Vanadium drug-myoglobin application

Giuseppe Sciortino, Daniele Sanna, Valeria Ugone, Jean Didier Maréchal, Eugenio Garribba

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Abstract

© 2019 the Partner Organisations. An integrated experimental/computational strategy to study the binding modes of metal species to proteins is presented. With this multistep method based on the combined application of spectrometric (ESI-MS), spectroscopic (EPR) and computational (docking and QM) techniques, the interaction of VIVO2+ and four potential drugs VIVOL2 (L = 1,2-dimethyl-3-hydroxy-4(1H)-pyridinonate or dhp, l-mimosinate or mim, maltolate or ma, acetylacetonate or acac) with myoglobin (Mb) was characterized. ESI-MS allows the determination of the number of moieties (VOL+ or VOL2) bound to the protein, EPR helps distinguish the type of coordinating donors, and docking and full QM models allow the prediction of the specific residues involved in the V coordination as well as the 3D structure of the adducts. The results indicate that VIVO2+ ions bind to three different sites with the involvement of three residues of the polypeptide chain (His, Asp and Glu). In the systems with dhp and mim, mixed species {VOL2}n(Mb) with n = 2 (dhp) and 3-4 (mim) were formed with the equatorial coordination of one exposed His residue. With ma and acac, adducts with the general formula {VOL}n(Mb) with n = 2 were identified with the simultaneous binding of two residues (Glu, Asp or His) to two adjacent positions of the VOL+ moiety. This approach is generalizable and could be applied to other metal ions and proteins using-depending on the metal features-different spectroscopic techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1561-1578
JournalInorganic Chemistry Frontiers
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019

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