Alexander M. Smondyrev

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We introduce PHASE, a highly flexible system for common pharmacophore identification and assessment, 3D QSAR model development, and 3D database creation and searching. The primary workflows and tasks supported by PHASE are described, and details of the underlying scientific methodologies are provided. Using results from previously published investigations,(More)
The structural and dynamical properties of a hydrated proton near the surface of DMPC membrane were studied using a molecular dynamics simulation. The proton transport between water molecules was modeled using the second generation multistate empirical valence bond model. The proton diffusion was found to be inhibited at the membrane surface. The potential(More)
Bacteriorhodopsin is the smallest autonomous light-driven proton pump. Proposals as to how it achieves the directionality of its trans-membrane proton transport fall into two categories: accessibility-switch models in which proton transfer pathways in different parts of the molecule are opened and closed during the photocycle, and affinity-switch models,(More)
We performed molecular dynamics simulations on dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC)/dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) system that has the same lipid:solvent weight ratio as in our previous simulation done on DPPC/water. We did not observe a large change in the size of DPPC membrane when the solvent was changed from water to DMSO. Also, we did not observe that a(More)
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