Kevin J. Naidoo

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We present a CHARMM Carbohydrate Solution Force Field (CSFF) suitable for nanosecond molecular dynamics computer simulations. The force field was derived from a recently published sugar parameter set.1 Dihedral angle parameters for the primary alcohol as well as the secondary hydroxyl groups were adjusted. Free energy profiles of the hydroxymethyl group for(More)
The approach used to calculate the two-electron integral by many electronic structure packages including generalized atomic and molecular electronic structure system-UK has been designed for CPU-based compute units. We redesigned the two-electron compute algorithm for acceleration on a graphical processing unit (GPU). We report the acceleration strategy and(More)
We describe the implementation of an adaptive umbrella sampling method, making use of the weighted histogram analysis method, for computing multidimensional potential of mean force for chemical reaction in solution. The approach is illustrated by investigating the effect of aqueous solution on the free energy surface for the proton transfer reaction of(More)
Aberrant glycosylation in tumours stem from altered glycosyltransferase (GT) gene expression but can the expression profiles of these signature genes be used to classify cancer types and lead to cancer subtype discovery? The differential structural changes to cellular glycan structures are predominantly regulated by the expression patterns of GT genes and(More)
MOTIVATION Complex carbohydrates play a central role in cellular communication and in disease development. O- and N-glycans, which are post-translationally attached to proteins and lipids, are sugar chains that are rooted, tree structures. Independent efforts to develop computational tools for analyzing complex carbohydrate structures have been designed to(More)
We present here a set of algorithms that completely rewrites the Hartree-Fock (HF) computations common to many legacy electronic structure packages (such as GAMESS-US, GAMESS-UK, and NWChem) into a massively parallel compute scheme that takes advantage of hardware accelerators such as Graphical Processing Units (GPUs). The HF compute algorithm is core to a(More)
This article describes an extension of the quantum supercharger library (QSL) to perform quantum mechanical (QM) gradient and optimization calculations as well as hybrid QM and molecular mechanical (QM/MM) molecular dynamics simulations. The integral derivatives are, after the two-electron integrals, the most computationally expensive part of the(More)
The herpes simplex virus uracil-DNA glycosylase (hsvUNG) enzyme is responsible for the reactivation of the virus from latency and efficient viral replication in nerve tissue. The lack of uracil-DNA glycosylase enzyme in human neurons and the continuous deamination of cytosine create an environment where the presence of viral uracil-DNA glycosylase is a(More)
We previously used an adaptive reaction coordinate force biasing method for calculating the free energy of conformation (Naidoo and Brady, J Am Chem Soc 1999, 121, 2244) and chemical reactions (Rajamani et al., J Comput Chem 2003, 24, 1775) amongst others. Here, we describe a generalized version able to produce free energies in multiple dimensions,(More)
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