Spiegel K1, De Grado WF, Klein ML.
Proteins. 2006 Nov 1;65(2):317-30.There is a pressing need for accurate force fields to assist in metalloprotein analysis and design. Recent work on the design of mimics of dimetal proteins highlights the requirements for activity. DF1 is a de novo designed protein, which mimics the overall fold and active site geometry of a series of diiron and dimanganese proteins. Specifically, the dimanganese form of DF1 is a mimic of the natural enzyme manganese catalase, which catalyzes the dismutation reaction of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen. Read More