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New BiophysJ paper on p53-MDM2 binding

posted Aug 22, 2017, 9:21 AM by Vincent Voelz   [ updated Aug 22, 2017, 9:24 AM ]
Congrats to Guangfeng Zhou on his first-author paper just published in Biophysical Journal!  This work is currently featured on the front webpage of the Aug. 22 issue.

In this work, we analyzed over 800 µs of explicit-solvent  ab initio binding simulations of the p53 TAD peptide to MDM2, to obtain a detailed picture of the binding mechanism.  Kinetic network models built from the trajectory data reveal a binding-then-folding mechanism, which we further connect to macroscopic binding flux models, enabling physiological insight into the binding of intrinsically disordered peptides (IDPs) like p53 TAD.