Darcy N. Setter
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This project looks into the Lanmodulin protein (LanM) that binds selectively to rare-earth metals in specific binding sites. We look into why this protein is selective to the rare-earth metals if it is depending on the protein environment or the makeup of the individual binding loops in the protein. We approached this question by modifying similar ion binding proteins found in a BLAST search, and replacing the binding sites with the loops found in the LanM protein. After doing so we used molecular dynamic simulations to observe the binding in the modified proteins.
Kevin R. Hinkle
Primary Advisor's Department
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Stander Symposium project, School of Engineering
"Investigating the role of protein environment on rare-earth metal binding via molecular dynamics simulations" (2022). Stander Symposium Projects. 2730.