Computational Study on the Different Ligands Induced Conformation Change of β2 Adrenergic Receptor-Gs Protein Complex
b 2 adrenergic receptor (b 2 AR) regulated many key physiological processes by activation of a heterotrimeric GTP binding protein (Gs protein). This process could be modulated by different types of ligands. But the details about this modulation process were still not depicted. Here, we performed molecular dynamics (MD) simulations on the structures of b 2 AR-Gs protein in complex with different types of ligands. The simulation results demonstrated that the agonist BI-167107 could form hydrogen
... onds with Ser203 5.42 , Ser207 5.46 and Asn293 6.55 more than the inverse agonist ICI 118,551. The different binding modes of ligands further affected the conformation of b 2 AR. The energy landscape profiled the energy contour map of the stable and dissociated conformation of Gas and Gbc when different types of ligands bound to b 2 AR. It also showed the minimum energy pathway about the conformational change of Gas and Gbc along the reaction coordinates. By using interactive essential dynamics analysis, we found that Gas and Gbc domain of Gs protein had the tendency to separate when the inverse agonist ICI 118,551 bound to b 2 AR. The a5-helix had a relatively quick movement with respect to transmembrane segments of b 2 AR when the inverse agonist ICI 118,551 bound to b 2 AR. Besides, the analysis of the centroid distance of Gas and Gbc showed that the Gas was separated from Gbc during the MD simulations. Our results not only could provide details about the different types of ligands that induced conformational change of b 2 AR and Gs protein, but also supplied more information for different efficacies of drug design of b 2 AR. Citation: Bai Q, Zhang Y, Ban Y, Liu H, Yao X (2013) Computational Study on the Different Ligands Induced Conformation Change of b2 Adrenergic Receptor-Gs Protein Complex. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68138.