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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Multiscale Modeling of Protein-Mediated Membrane Dynamics: Integrating Cell Signaling with Trafficking Neeraj Agrawal Clathrin Advisor: Ravi Radhakrishnan Thesis Project Proposal

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Previous Work Monte-Carlo Simulations Agrawal, N.J. Radhakrishnan, R.; Purohit, P. Biophys J. submitted Agrawal, N.J. Radhakrishnan, R.; J. Phys. Chem. C. 2007, 111, 15848. Protein-Mediated DNA Looping Role of Glycocalyx in mediating nanocarrier- cell adhesion DNA elasticity under applied force

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Endocytosis: The Internalization Machinery in Cells Detailed molecular and physical mechanism of the process still evading. Endocytosis is a highly orchestrated process involving a variety of proteins. Attenuation of endocytosis leads to impaired deactivation of EGFR – linked to cancer Membrane deformation and dynamics linked to nanocarrier adhesion to cells Short-term Quantitative dynamic models for membrane invagination: Development of a multiscale approach to describe protein-membrane interaction at the mesoscale ( m) Long-term Integrating with signal transduction Minimal model for protein-membrane interaction in endocytosis is focused on the mesoscale

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Endocytosis of EGFR A member of Receptor Tyrosine Kinase (RTK) family Transmembrane protein Modulates cellular signaling pathways – proliferation, differentiation, migration, altered metabolism Multiple possible pathways of EGFR endocytosis – depends on ambient conditions –Clathrin Mediated Endocytosis –Clathrin Independent Endocytosis

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Clathrin Dependent Endocytosis One of the most common internalization pathway Kirchhausen lab. AP - 2 epsin AP - 2 clathrin AP-2 epsin AP - 2 clathrin AP - 2 epsin clathrin. EGF Membrane Common theme: –Cargo Recognition – AP2 –Membrane bending proteins – Clathrin, epsin Hypothesis: Clathrin+AP2 assembly alone is not enough for vesicle formation, accessory curvature inducing proteins required.

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Overview Protein diffusion models Membrane models Model Integration Preliminary Results

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Multiscale Modeling of Membranes Length scale Time scale nm ns µmµm s Fully-atomistic MD Coarse-grained MD Generalized elastic model Bilayer slippage Monolayer viscous dissipation Viscoelastic model Molecular Dynamics (MD)

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Linearized Elastic Model For Membrane: Monge-TDGL Helfrich membrane energy accounts for membrane bending and membrane area extension. Force acting normal to the membrane surface (or in z-direction) drives membrane deformation Spontaneous curvatureBending modulus Frame tension Splay modulus Consider only those deformations for which membrane topology remains same. z(x,y) The Monge gauge approximation makes the elastic model amenable to Cartesian coordinate system In Monge notation, for small deformations, the membrane energy is

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hydrodynamics of the Monge-TDGL Non inertial Navier Stoke equation Dynamic viscosity of surrounding fluid Solution of the above PDEs results in Oseen tensor, (Generalized Mobility). Oseen tensor Fluid velocity is same as membrane velocity at the membrane boundary no slip condition given by: This results in the Time-Dependent Ginzburg Landau (TDGL) Equation z(x,y) x y Hydrodynamic coupling White noise

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Local-TDGL Formulation for Extreme Deformations A new formalism to minimize Helfrich energy. No linearizing assumptions made. Applicable even when membrane has overhangs Surface represented in terms of local coordinate system. Monge TDGL valid for each local coordinate system. Overall membrane shape evolution – combination of local Monge-TDGL. Monge-TDGL, mean curvature = Linearization Local-TDGL, mean curvature = Local Monge Gauges Membrane elastic forces act in x, y and z directions ×

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hydrodynamics of the Local-TDGL Non-inertial Navier Stoke equation Dynamic viscosity of surrounding fluid Fluid velocity is same as membrane velocity at the membrane boundary Surface viscosity of bilayer

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Surface Evolution For axisymmetric membrane deformation Exact minimization of Helfrich energy possible for any (axisymmetric) membrane deformation Membrane parameterized by arc length, s and angle φ. S=L S=0

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Solution Protocol for Monge-TDGL Divergence removed by neglecting mode k=0 (rigid body translation) The harmonic series is a diverging series for a periodic system. We sum in Fourier space (k 1, k 2 ) Periodic boundary conditions for membrane. Numerical solution using discrete version of membrane dynamics equation ‘n’ is number of grid points Explicit Euler scheme with h 4 spatial accuracy

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Curvature-Inducing Protein Epsin Diffusion on the Membrane Each epsin molecule induces a curvature field in the membrane Membrane in turn exerts a force on epsin Epsin performs a random walk on membrane surface with a membrane mediated force field, whose solution is propagated in time using the kinetic Monte Carlo algorithm Bound epsin position KMC-move Metric epsin(a) epsin(a+a 0 ) where a 0 is the lattice size, F is the force acting on epsin

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hybrid Multiscale Integration Regime 1: Deborah number De<<1 or (a 2 /D)/(z 2 /M) << 1 Regime 2: Deborah number De~1 or (a 2 /D)/(z 2 /M) ~ 1 KMC TDGL #=1/De #= / t Surface hopping switching probability Relationship Between Lattice & Continuum Scales Lattice continuum: Epsin diffusion changes C 0 (x,y) Continuum lattice: Membrane curvature introduces an energy landscape for epsin diffusion R

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Applications Monge TDGL (linearized model) Phase transitions Surface Evolution Local TDGL Integration with signaling –Clathrin Dependent Endocytosis –Clathrin Independent Endocytosis –Targeted Drug Delivery Energetic of vesicle formation Spatial Organizations of molecular components –Radial distribution function –Orientational correlation function

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Local-TDGL (No Hydrodynamics) A new formalism to minimize Helfrich energy. No linearizing assumptions made. Applicable even when membrane has overhangs Exact solution for infinite boundary conditions TDGL solutions for 1×1 µm 2 fixed membrane At each time step, local coordinate system is calculated for each grid point. Monge-TDGL for each grid point w.r.to its local coordinates. Rotate back each grid point to get overall membrane shape.

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Potential of Mean Force PMF is dictated by both energetic and entropic components Epsin experience repulsion due to energetic component when brought close. Second variation of Monge Energy (~ spring constant). Non-zero H 0 increases the stiffness of membrane lower thermal fluctuations Test function Bound epsin experience entropic attraction. x0

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Research Plan Include protein-dynamics in Local-TDGL. Numerical solver for Surface Evolution approach to validate Local-TDGL. Inclusion of relevant information about Clathrin and AP2 in the model.

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Summary A Monte Carlo study to show the importance of glycocalyx on nanocarrier binding to cell surface. Effect of protein size on DNA loop formation probability demonstrated using Metropolis, Gaussian sampling and Density of State Monte Carlo. Two new formalisms developed for calculating membrane shape for non-zero spontaneous curvature Local-TDGL and Surface- Evolution. Interaction between two membrane bound epsin studied.

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Acknowledgments Jonathan Nukpezah Joshua Weinstein

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hydrodynamics Main assumptions – validity ? –Surrounding fluid extends to infinity –Membrane is located at z=0, i.e. deformations are low. Hydrodynamics in cellular environment is much more complicated. Can be used to compare system (dynamic and equilibrium) behavior in absence and presence of hydrodynamic interactions. Can be used to validate results against in vitro experiments.

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Parameters Bending Rigidity ~ 4k B T = 1.6*10 -13 erg Tension ~ 3 µm Diffusion coeff. in cell membrane ~ 0.01 µm 2 /s Cytoplasm viscosity ~ 0.006 Pa.s a 0 = 3*3 nm (ENTH domain size)

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Molecular Dynamics MD on bilayer and epsin incorporated bilayer Fluctuation spectrum of bilayer bending rigidity and tension Intrinsic curvature Blood, P. D.; Voth, G. A., PNAS 2006, 103, (41), 15068-15072. Marsh, D., Biophys. J. 2001, 81, 2154.

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Targeted Drug Delivery

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Atomistic to Block-Model Each protein – a combination of blocks. Charge per block determined by solving non-linear Poisson- Boltzmann equation. Implicit solvent. LJ parameters – sum of LJ parameters of all atom types in a block. Electrostatics & vDW are relevant only for distances of 30 Å. Specific interaction.

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University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Clathrin and AP2 models Clathrin H 0 = H 0 (r,t,t 0,r 0 ) t 0 and r 0 : time and position of nucleation –H 0 grows in position as a function of time. –Rate of appearance ~ 3 events/(100 µm 2 -s). –Rate of growth ~ one triskelion/(2 s) –Rate of dissociation inferred from mean life time of clathrin cluster Ehrlich, M. et. al. Cell 2004, 118, 8719. AP2 #####

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