Bret Andrews

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The pallid bat (Antrozous p. pallidus) uses passive sound localization to capture terrestrial prey. This study of captive pallid bats examined the roles of echolocation and passive sound localization in prey capture, and focused on their spectral requirements for accurate passive sound localization. Crickets were used as prey throughout these studies. All(More)
Hydration sites are high-density regions in the three-dimensional time-averaged solvent structure in molecular dynamics simulations and diffraction experiments. In a simulation of sperm whale myoglobin, we found 294 such high-density regions. Their positions appear to agree reasonably well with the distributions of waters of hydration found in 38 x-ray and(More)
Correlations in low-frequency atomic displacements predicted by molecular dynamics simulations on the order of 1 ns are undersampled for the time scales currently accessible by the technique. This is shown with three different representations of the fluctuations in a macromolecule: the reciprocal space of crystallography using diffuse x-ray scattering data,(More)
Effects of the macromolecular solute on the translational mobility of surrounding solvent water, and Na+ and Cl- ions are investigated by molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. Using MD trajectories of myoglobin and d(C5T5) . d(G5A5) DNA decamer of high quality and length, we determine the average diffusion coefficients for all solvent species as a function of(More)
Models of protein hydration are becoming increasingly more accurate in comparison with experimental data. The recent success of these models implies that the major features of the solvation layers are dominated by local correlations and that such correlations are universal. The excellent agreement between theoretical and experimental solvent electron(More)
BACKGROUND The massive amount of information generated from current molecular dynamics simulations makes the data difficult to analyze efficiently. Principal component analysis has been used for almost a century to detect and characterize data relationships and to reduce the dimensionality for problems in many fields. Here, we present an adaptation of(More)
Using molecular dynamics simulations of fully hydrated proteins and analysis of crystal structures contained in the Protein Data Bank, we develop a transferable set of perpendicular radial distribution functions for water molecules around globular proteins. These universal functions may be used to reconstruct the unique three-dimensional solvent density(More)
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