Anthony D. Hill

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UNLABELLED SynBioSS (Synthetic Biology Software Suite) is a suite of software for the modeling and simulation of synthetic genetic constructs. SynBioSS utilizes the registry of standard biological parts, a database of kinetic parameters, and both graphical and command-line interfaces to multiscale simulation algorithms. AVAILABILITY SynBioSS is available(More)
We describe a new method of describing the pucker of an N-member monocyclic ring using N - 3 parameters. To accomplish this, three ring atoms define a reference plane, and the remainder of the ring is decomposed into triangular flaps. The angle of incidence for each flap upon the reference plane is then measured. The combination of these angles is(More)
Glycoside hydrolase family 1 consists of beta-glucosidases, beta-galactosidases, 6-phospho-beta-galactosidases, myrosinases, and other enzymes having similar primary and tertiary structures but diverse specificities. Among these enzymes, beta-glucosidases hydrolyze cellobiose to glucose, and therefore they are key players in any cellulose to glucose(More)
Multiple sequence alignment separates members of glycoside hydrolase Family 6 into eight subfamilies: one of mainly actinobacterial endoglucanases (EGs), one of ascomycotal EGs, one of chytridiomycotal EGs and cellobiohydrolases (CBHs), one of actinobacterial and proteobacterial CBHs, one of chytridiomycotal CBHs, two of ascomycotal CBHs, and one of(More)
Different programs and methods were employed to superimpose protein structures, using members of four very different protein families as test subjects, and the results of these efforts were compared. Algorithms based on human identification of key amino acid residues on which to base the superpositions were nearly always more successful than programs that(More)
Thermodynamic information can be inferred from static atomic configurations. To model the thermodynamics of carbohydrate binding to proteins accurately, a large binding data set has been assembled from the literature. The data set contains information from 262 unique protein-carbohydrate crystal structures for which experimental binding information is(More)
Reacting systems away from the thermodynamic limit cannot be accurately modeled with ordinary differential equations. These continuous-deterministic modeling formalisms, traditionally developed and used by chemical engineers can be distinctly false if the number of molecules of reacting chemical species is very small, or if reaction events are very rare.(More)
Cellooligosaccharides were computationally docked using AutoDock into the active sites of the glycoside hydrolase Family 6 enzymes Hypocrea jecorina (formerly Trichoderma reesei) cellobiohydrolase and Thermobifida fusca endoglucanase. Subsite -2 exerts the greatest intermolecular energy in binding beta-glucosyl residues, with energies progressively(More)
Automated docking allows rapid screening of protein-ligand interactions. A scoring function composed of a force field and linear weights can be used to compute a binding energy from a docked atom configuration. For different force fields or types of molecules, it may be necessary to train a custom scoring function. This chapter describes the data and(More)
GH94 cellobiose phosphorylase (CBP) catalyzes the phosphorolysis of cellobiose into alpha-D-glucose 1-phosphate (G1P) and D-glucose with inversion of anomeric configuration. The complex crystal structure of CBP from Cellvibrio gilvus had previously been determined; glycerol, glucose, and phosphate are bound to subsites -1, +1, and the anion binding site,(More)
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