Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry B

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 534–542 | Cite as

Influence of small-molecule ligands and their complexes on lysozyme properties

  • K. B. Tereshkina
  • A. S. Stepanov
  • D. O. Sinitsyn
  • Yu. F. KrupyanskiiEmail author
Chemical Physics of Biological Processes


The structure of complexes of various alkylhydroxybenzenes, such as 4-hexylresorcinol, 5-methyl-resorcinol, and tyrosol, is studied using experimental and theoretical methods. The influence of 4-hexyl-resorcinol and 5-methylresorcinol in a wide range of concentrations on the structure, equilibrium fluctuations, and functional activity of a water-soluble enzyme lysozyme is examined. A spatial model for the interaction of ligands and clusters thereof with the protein and the aqueous medium is constructed. A possible mechanism of the stabilization of the protein tertiary structure by the aforementioned molecules is proposed.


5-methylresorcinol 4-hexylresorcinol tyrosol small-molecule ligands protein stabilization chemical chaperones 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. B. Tereshkina
    • 1
  • A. S. Stepanov
    • 1
  • D. O. Sinitsyn
    • 1
  • Yu. F. Krupyanskii
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Semenov Institute of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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