Nakagawa, Hiroshi; Appavou, M.-S.*; Wuttke, J.*; Zamponi, M.*; Holderer, O.*; Schrader, T.*; Richter, D.*; Doster, W.*
Joint Annual Report 2021 of the MLZ and FRM II, P. 55, 2022/00
-casein undergoes a reversible endothermic self-association with increasing temperature, forming micelles of limited size. We characterize the structural flexibility in terms of nano-second molecular motions. We report on two relaxation processes on a nano-second and a sub-nano-second time scale for -casein in solution. Both processes are analyzed by Brownian Oscillator model, by which the spring constant can be defined in the isotropic parabolic potential. The slower process seems a characteristic feature of the unfolded structure, and dividing the relaxation time by the solvent viscosity removes most of the temperature dependence, indicating that indicates, the process involves density fluctuations of the solvent. The faster process has a smaller amplitude and requires hydration water. The flexibility of a -casein monomer is preserved in the micelle.
Nakagawa, Hiroshi; Appavou, M.-S.*; Wuttke, J.*; Zamponi, M.*; Holderer, O.*; Schrader, T. E.*; Richter, D.*; Doster, W.*
Biophysical Journal, 120(23), p.5408 - 5420, 2021/12
Casein proteins are characterized by its extended structural features and its dynamics, which are different from those of typical folded proteins, due to a large number of proline residues. We were able to describe the unique structural dynamics by Orenstein-Uhlenbeck Brownian oscillator model by several types of QENS experiments with wide time-scales. The characterized dynamics also allowed us to discuss the effective sequestration of calcium phosphate in terms of its unique dynamical structure. The biological role of the physical processes of the proteins on the nanosecond order on the biological functions is presented.
Zhao, Y.; Yoshida, Miru*; Oshima, Tatsuya*; Koizumi, Satoshi*; Rikukawa, Masahiro*; Szekely, N.*; Radulescu, A.*; Richter, D.*
Polymer, 86, p.157 - 167, 2016/03
Zhao, Y.; Yoshimura, Kimio; Shishitani, Hideyuki*; Yamaguchi, Susumu*; Tanaka, Hirohisa*; Koizumi, Satoshi*; Szekely, N.*; Radulescu, A.*; Richter, D.*; Maekawa, Yasunari
Soft Matter, 12(5), p.1567 - 1578, 2016/02
Fink, D. A.*; Cocolios, T. E.*; Andreyev, A. N.; Antalic, S.*; Barzakh, A. E.*; Bastin, B.*; Fedorov, D. V.*; Fedosseev, V. N.*; Flanagan, K. T.*; Ghys, L.*; et al.
Physical Review X, 5(1), p.011018_1 - 011018_15, 2015/01
Koizumi, Satoshi; Monkenbusch, M.*; Richter, D.*; Schwahn, D.*; Farago, B.*
Journal of Chemical Physics, 121(24), p.12721 - 12731, 2004/12
no abstracts in English
Koizumi, Satoshi; Monkenbusch, M.*; Richter, D.*; Schwahn, D.*; Annaka, Masahiko*
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, Vol.70, Supplement A, p.320 - 322, 2001/05
no abstracts in English