Hao Sun

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Sheng, China

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Publications (1)1.98 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) is a kind of serine-threonine protein kinase. It places important roles in several signaling pathways and it is a key therapeutic target for a number of diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's disease and chronic inflammation. Mg(2+) ions which interact with ATP are conserved in GSK. They are important in phosphoryl transfer. Li(+) is an inhibitor for GSK-3. It is used to treat bipolar mood disorder. This paper illustrates the effect of Li(+) on GSK-3. When Mg(I)(2+) is replaced by Li(+), the atom fluctuation of GSK-3 will rise, and the in-line phosphoryl transfer mechanism is probably demolished and the binding of pre-phosphorylated substrates may be disturbed. All the results we obtained clearly suggest that inhibition to GSK-3 is caused by the Mg(I)(2+) replacement with Li(+).
    Journal of Molecular Modeling 02/2011; 17(2):377-81. · 1.98 Impact Factor

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4 Citations
1.98 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2011
    • Zhejiang University
      • Department of Chemistry
      Hangzhou, Zhejiang Sheng, China