volume 85, issue 2, P207-220 2016
DOI: 10.1002/prot.25160
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Abstract: As the intracellular part of maltose transporter, MalK dimer utilizes the energy of ATP hydrolysis to drive protein conformational change, which then facilitates substrate transport. Free energy evaluation of the complete conformational change before and after ATP hydrolysis is helpful to elucidate the mechanism of chemical-to-mechanical energy conversion in MalK dimer, but is lacking in previous studies. In this work, we used molecular dynamics simulations to investigate the structural transition of MalK dime…

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