Data from: Hypothesised diprotomeric enzyme complex supported by stochastic modelling of Palytoxin-induced Na/K pump channels
Vilallonga, Gabriel D. et al. (2018), Data from: Hypothesised diprotomeric enzyme complex supported by stochastic modelling of Palytoxin-induced Na/K pump channels, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.qn254
The sodium-potassium pump (Na+/K+ pump) is crucial for cell physiology. Despite great advances in the understanding of this ionic pumping system, its mechanism is not completely understood. We propose the use of the Statistical Model Checker to investigate palytoxin-induced Na+/K+ pump channels. We modelled a system of reactions representing transitions between the conformational substates of the channel with parameters, concentrations of the substates, and reaction rates extracted from simulations reported in the literature, based on electrophysiological recordings in a whole-cell configuration. The model was implemented using the UPPAAL-SMC platform. Comparing simulations and probabilistic queries from stochastic system semantics with experimental data, it was possible to propose additional reactions to reproduce the single channel dynamic. The probabilistic analyses and simulations suggest that the palytoxin-induced Na+/K+ pump channel functions as a diprotomeric complex in which protein-protein interactions increase the affinity of the Na+/K+ pump affinity for palytoxin.