"Mother Nature's Blowtorch"
Also shown in the scheme are the electron carrier proteins cytochrome b5 and Cytochrome P450 reductase which supply the two electrons needed by cytochrome P450 to perform its function.
Structural Biology of Full-length Cytochrome b5 and Cytochrome P450
Some of the goals of this project include providing:
2) The high-resolution structure of Cytochrome b5:Cytochrome P450 complex in magnetically aligned bicelles.
3) Information on the dynamics of the Cytochrome b5 and Cytochrome P450, individually, in lipid bilayers.
4) Information on the dynamics and interactions of the Cytochrome b5:Cytochrome P450 complex in lipid bilayers.
5) Information on the dynamics and interactions of the Cytochrome P450 : Cytochrome P450 Reductase complex in lipid bilayers.
Structural Model of Full-length Cytochrome b5 and Cytochrome P450
A model of membrane-bound full-length cytochrome b5 and cytochrome P450 complex was obtained based on solution NMR data and site-directed mutagenesis studies. This model reveals complex formation between the acidic, convex surface of Cytochrome b5 and the basic, concave proximal surface of Cytochrome P450. The two complex structures in the model show the "hotspot" in the binding interface and also allow us to propose an inter-protein electron transfer pathway involving the highly conserved Arg125 on P450 serving as a salt bridge between the heme propionates of Cytochrome P450 and Cytochrome b5.
- Pandey M, Vivekanandan S, Ahuja S, Huang R, Lm, SC, Waskell L and Ramamoorthy A. Cytochrome-P450-Cytochrome-b5 interaction in a membrane environment changes 15N chemical shift anisotropy tensors. Journal of Physical Chemistry B (In Press).
- Vivekanandan S, Ahuja S, Lm SC, Waskell L and Ramamoorthy A. 1H, 13C and 15N resonance assignments for the full-length mammalian cytochrome b5 in a membrane mimetic environment. Biomolecular NMR Assignments (In Press).
- Yamamoto K, Gildenberg M, Ahuja S, Lm SC, Pearcy P, Waskell L, Ramamoorthy A. Probing the transmembrane structure and topology of microsomal cytochrome p450 by solid-state NMR on temperature resistant bicelles. Scientific Reports (Nature) 3:2556.
- Yamamoto K, Dürr UHN Xu J, Lm SC, Waskell L, Ramamoorthy A. Dynamic interaction between membrane bound full length cytochrome p450 and b5 observed by solid-state NMR spectroscopy, Scientific Reports (Nature) 3:2538.
- Ahuja S, Jahr N, Im SC, Vivekanandan S, Popovych N, Le Clair S, Huang R, Soong R, Xu J, Yamamoto K, Nanga RPR, Bridges A, Waskell L and Ramamoorthy A. A model of the membrane-bound cytochrome b5-cytochrome P450 complex from NMR and mutagenesis data. J. Biol. Chem. 288(2013) 22080-22095.
- Dürr UHN, Soong R, Ramamoorthy A. When the detergent meets bilayer: Birth and coming of age of lipid bicelles. Prog. NMR Spec. 69(2013) 1-22.
- Pandey M, Ramamoorthy A. Quantum chemical calculation of amide-15N chemical shift anisotropy tensors for a membrane-bound cytochrome b5. J. Phys. Chem. B. 117(2013) 859-867.
Dürr UHN, Gildenberg M, Ramamoorthy A. The magic of bicelles lights up membrane protein structure. Chem. Rev. 112 (2012) 6054-6074.
- Pandey M, Vivekanandan S, Ahuja S, Kumar P, Waskell L, Im S-C, Ramamoorthy A. Determination of 15NChemical Shift Anisotropy from a Membrane Bound Protein by NMR Spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. 116(2012) 7181-7189.
- Veglia G and Ramamoorthy A. Preface: Special issue on Membrane Protein Dynamics: Correlating Structure to Function Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2 (2010) 65-67.
- Xu J, Dürr UHN, Im SC, Gan Z, Waskell L, Ramamoorthy A. Bicelle-Enabled Structural Studies on Membrane Protein Cytochrome b5 by Solid-State MAS NMR Spectroscopy. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 47 (2008) 7864-7867.
- Dürr UHN, Waskell L, Ramamoorthy A. The cytochromes P450 and b5 and their reductases-Promising targets for structural studies by advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy, Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1768 (2007) 3235-3259.
- Dürr UHN, Yamamoto K, Im SC, Waskell L, Ramamoorthy A, Solid-State NMR Reveals Structural and Dynamical Properties of a Membrane-Anchored Electron-Carrier Protein, Cytochrome b(5), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129 (2007) 6670-6671.
Publications on other membrane proteins the Ramamoorthy Lab has worked on in the past
- Kandasamy SK, Lee D-K, Nanga RPR, Xu J, Santos JS, Larson R, Ramamoorthy A. Solid-state NMR and Molecular Dynamics Simulations Reveal the Oligomeric Ion-channels of TM2-GABAA Stabilized by Intermolecular Hydrogen Bonding. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1788 (2009) 686-695.
- Ramamoorthy A, Kandasamy SK, Lee DK, Kidambi S, Larson RG, Structure,Topology and tilt of cell-signaling peptides containing nuclear localization sequences in membrane bilayers determined by solid-state NMR and molecular dynamics simulation studies, Biochemistry 46 (2007) 965-975.
- Pointer-Keenan CD, Lee DK, Hallock K, Tan AM, Zand R, Ramamoorthy A, Investigation of the interaction of myelin basic protein with phospholipid bilayers using solid-state NMR spectroscopy, Chem. Phys. Lip. 132 (2004) 47-54.