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Cooperative binding

About: Cooperative binding is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 2771 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 118964 citation(s).


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02 Sep 1987
Abstract: The invention pertains to a single polypeptide chain binding molecule which has binding specificity and affinity substantially similar to the binding specificity and affinity of the light and heavy chain aggregate variable region of an antibody, to genetic sequences coding therefor, and to recombinant DNA methods of producing such molecule and uses for such molecule.

3,290 citations

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29 Oct 2010-Science
TL;DR: Crystallographic resolution of bound carbon dioxide in a porous solid validates methods of theoretically predicting binding behavior and bodes well for the theory-aided development of amine-based CO2 sorbents.
Abstract: Understanding the molecular details of CO(2)-sorbent interactions is critical for the design of better carbon-capture systems. Here we report crystallographic resolution of CO(2) molecules and their binding domains in a metal-organic framework functionalized with amine groups. Accompanying computational studies that modeled the gas sorption isotherms, high heat of adsorption, and CO(2) lattice positions showed high agreement on all three fronts. The modeling apportioned specific binding interactions for each CO(2) molecule, including substantial cooperative binding effects among the guest molecules. The validation of the capacity of such simulations to accurately model molecular-scale binding bodes well for the theory-aided development of amine-based CO(2) sorbents. The analysis shows that the combination of appropriate pore size, strongly interacting amine functional groups, and the cooperative binding of CO(2) guest molecules is responsible for the low-pressure binding and large uptake of CO(2) in this sorbent material.

770 citations

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25 Mar 2004-Neuron
TL;DR: Atomic resolution structures of nicotine and carbamylcholine binding to AChBP, a water-soluble homolog of the ligand binding domain of nicotinic receptors and their family members, GABAA,GABAC, 5HT3 serotonin, and glycine receptors are presented.
Abstract: Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are prototypes for the pharmaceutically important family of pentameric ligand-gated ion channels. Here we present atomic resolution structures of nicotine and carbamylcholine binding to AChBP, a water-soluble homolog of the ligand binding domain of nicotinic receptors and their family members, GABAA, GABAC, 5HT3 serotonin, and glycine receptors. Ligand binding is driven by enthalpy and is accompanied by conformational changes in the ligand binding site. Residues in the binding site contract around the ligand, with the largest movement in the C loop. As expected, the binding is characterized by substantial aromatic and hydrophobic contributions, but additionally there are close contacts between protein oxygens and positively charged groups in the ligands. The higher affinity of nicotine is due to a main chain hydrogen bond with the B loop and a closer packing of the aromatic groups. These structures will be useful tools for the development of new drugs involving nicotinic acetylcholine receptor-associated diseases.

746 citations

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TL;DR: A simple method is reported to detect cooperative interactions in the binding of polypeptide hormones to their membrane receptors, and Insulin receptors on cultured lymphocytes and liver plasma membranes show negative cooperative interactions.
Abstract: Summary A simple method is reported to detect cooperative interactions in the binding of polypeptide hormones to their membrane receptors. The dissociation of radioiodinated hormone from the receptor is studied under two conditions: first, by diluting the hormone-receptor complex sufficiently to prevent rebinding of the dissociated tracer; second, by dilution to the same extent in a medium containing an excess of unlabeled hormone. If the sites are independent, the dissociation rates must be the same in both cases. If the presence of unlabeled hormone increases the dissociation rate of the tracer, negatively cooperative interactions must occur. Insulin receptors on cultured lymphocytes and liver plasma membranes show negative cooperative interactions. Growth hormone receptor sites lack these interactions.

701 citations

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01 Mar 1997-Steroids
TL;DR: The various elements in this model for the binding of steroidal estrogens by the estrogen receptor are consistent with evidence emerging from the crystal structures of related nuclear hormone receptor ligand complexes.
Abstract: The accumulated knowledge on the binding of estradiol (E2) and its analogs and the results of affinity-labeling studies have been reviewed and are used herein to derive a binding site model for the estrogen receptor (ER). Estradiol is nonpolar and hydrophobic, except at its molecular termini. Most of its skeletal flexibility resides in the B-ring, and it probably binds in a low-energy conformation. The phenolic OH group in the A-ring contributes about 1.9 kcal/mol to the binding free energy and probably acts primarily as a hydrogen bond donor. The 17 beta-hydroxyl group in the D-ring contributes approximately 0.6 kcal/mol to the binding and probably acts as a hydrogen bond acceptor, either directly or via a water molecule. There also seems to be a degree of flexibility in the region of the receptor that encompasses the D-ring. The aromatic ring contributes about 1.5 kcal/mol, probably through weak polar interactions with receptor residues that contact the beta-face of the steroid. The receptor seems to surround the ligand, so that all four rings contribute significantly to binding. Small hydrophobic substituents enhance binding affinity at positions 4, 12 beta, 14, and 16 alpha; whereas, larger hydrophobic substituents are tolerated at positions 7 alpha, 11 beta, and 17 alpha. In general, the ER is intolerant of polar substituents. Based on E2 analogs bearing affinity-labeling groups, cysteine residues might be present in the binding site in the area of C-4, C-17 alpha, and C-17 beta, and a lysine residue might be located near C-16. Models that represent the limits of deformability of the ligand binding site, the position of preformed pockets, and space occupied by the receptor are presented. The various elements in this model for the binding of steroidal estrogens by the estrogen receptor are consistent with evidence emerging from the crystal structures of related nuclear hormone receptor ligand complexes.

597 citations

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No. of papers in the topic in previous years
YearPapers
202125
202048
201939
201838
201746
201644