In silico protein engineering

Adaptive nanopores: A bioinspired label-free approach for protein sequencing and identification

In this project we investigate, by means of molecular dynamics simulations, how a re-engineered protein, acting as biological nanopore, can be used to recognize the sequence of a translocating peptide by sensing the “shape” of individual amino-acids. In our simulations we demonstrate that it is possible to discriminate with high fidelity, 9 different amino-acids in a short peptide translocating through the engineered construct. This work was published on Nano Research.