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The method of dispersion correction as an add-on to standard Kohn-Sham density functional theory (DFT-D) has been refined regarding higher accuracy, broader range of applicability, and less empiricism. The main new ingredients are atom-pairwise specific dispersion coefficients and cutoff radii that are both computed from first principles. The coefficients(More)
The noncovalent interactions of nucleobases and hydrogen-bonded (Watson-Crick) base-pairs on graphene are investigated with the DFT-D method, i.e., all-electron density functional theory (DFT) in generalized gradient approximation (GGA) combined with an empirical correction for dispersion (van der Waals) interactions. Full geometry optimization is performed(More)
Density functional theory including dispersion corrections (DFT-D) is applied to calculate intermolecular interaction energies in an extensive benchmark set consisting mainly of DNA base pairs and amino acid pairs, for which CCSD(T) complete basis set limit estimates are available (JSCH-2005 database). The three generalized gradient approximation (GGA)(More)
Dispersion corrected density functional theory (DFT-D3) is used for fully ab initio protein-ligand (PL) interaction energy calculation via molecular fractionation with conjugated caps (MFCC) and applied to PL complexes from the PDB comprising 3680, 1798, and 1060 atoms. Molecular fragments with n amino acids instead of one in the original MFCC approach are(More)
Kohn-Sham density functional theory (KS-DFT) is nowadays the most widely used quantum chemical method for electronic structure calculations in chemistry and physics. Its further application in e.g. supramolecular chemistry or biochemistry has mainly been hampered by the inability of almost all current density functionals to describe the ubiquitous(More)
Testing of the spin-component scaled second-order Møller-Plesset (SCS-MP2) method for the computation of noncovalent interaction energies is done with a database of 165 biologically relevant complexes. The effects of the spin-scaling procedure (i.e., MP2 vs SCS-MP2), the basis set size, and the corrections for basis set superposition error (BSSE) are(More)
The bacterial Zn2+ metallo-beta-lactamase from B. fragilis is a zinc-enzyme with two potential metal ion binding sites. It cleaves the lactam ring of antibiotics, thus contributing to the acquired resistance of bacteria against antibiotics. The present study bears on the binuclear form of the enzyme. We compare several possible binding modes of captopril, a(More)
Using the polarizable molecular mechanics method SIBFA, we have performed a search for the most stable binding modes of D- and L-thiomandelate to a 104-residue model of the metallo-beta-lactamase from B. fragilis, an enzyme involved in the acquired resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. Energy balances taking into account solvation effects computed with a(More)
Anharmonic vibrational calculations for the benzoic acid monomer and dimer in the mid-IR regime (500-1800 cm(-1)) are reported. Harmonic frequencies and intensities are obtained at the DFT/B3LYP level of theory employing D95(d,p) and cc-pVTZ basis sets. Anharmonic corrections obtained from standard perturbation theory lead to redshifts of 1%-3%. In almost(More)