2Faculty of Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119991 Moscow, Russia; fax: (495) 939-8846; E-mail: email@example.com
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Received December 18, 2009
Two models of 15-mer thrombin-binding DNA aptamer (15TGT) were comparatively analyzed by molecular dynamics simulation using the GROMACS software package. The two original models of 15TGT were obtained by NMR and X-ray analyses. The models significantly differ in the topology of loops and the direction of oligodeoxyribonucleotide chain. The evolution of the two structures in parm99 force fields and parmbsc0 optimized for nucleic acids was analyzed in our adaptation of GROMACS architecture. It is shown that the best system for description of the 15TGT structure is the model obtained by X-ray analysis in the parmbsc0 force field.
KEY WORDS: aptamer, molecular dynamics simulation, thrombin