Theoretical Studies of Strong Attractive Interaction Between Macro-anions Mediated by Multivalent Metal Cations and Related Association Behavior: Effective Interaction Between ATP-Binding Proteins Can Be Regulated by Hydrolysis

  • Ryo Akiyama


In this chapter, calculated effective interactions between macro-anions are introduced. The macro-anions are effectively attracted to each other under certain conditions, and the aggregation behavior of macro-anions is discussed on the basis of the calculated effective interactions. The success of models that simulate the behavior of such systems indicates that theoretical discussions are important to understanding the observed aggregation of acidic proteins in solution of multivalent cations. The hydrolysis of ATP regulates the effective interaction between ATP-binding proteins, such as actin monomers. The regulation of effective interaction is discussed from the viewpoint of the calculated effective interaction between macro-anions.


Actin Acidic protein Effective attraction between like-charges ATP hydrolysis Dynamical ordering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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