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During their transport cycle, ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters undergo large-scale conformational changes between inward- and outward-facing states. Using an approach based on designing system-specific reaction coordinates and using nonequilibrium work relations, we have performed extensive all-atom molecular dynamics simulations in the presence of(More)
Since its discovery in 1979, left-handed Z-DNA has evolved from an in vitro curiosity to a challenging DNA structure with crucial roles in gene expression, regulation and recombination. A fundamental question that has puzzled researchers for decades is how the transition from B-DNA, the prevalent right-handed form of DNA, to Z-DNA is accomplished. Due to(More)
During the fusion of the influenza virus to the host cell, bending of the HA2 chain of hemagglutinin into a hairpin-shaped structure in a pH-dependent manner facilitates the fusion of the viral envelope and the endosomal membrane. To characterize the structural and dynamical responses of the hinge region of HA2 to pH changes and examine the role of a(More)
The main objective of this paper is to study the complementarity nature of enterprise modeling and knowledge management within the framework of enterprises. To do so, we evaluate some important methodologies in each domain and then several modeling points of view are explained. By reviewing CommonKADS, MASK, CIMOSA, and GIM methodologies and their modeling(More)
Active transport of materials across the cellular membrane is one the most fundamental processes in biology. In order to accomplish this task, membrane transporters rely on a wide range of conformational changes spanning multiple time and size scales. These molecular events govern key functional aspects in membrane transporters, namely, coordinated gating(More)
The potassium channel KcsA offers a unique opportunity to explicitly study the dynamics of the moving parts of ion channels, yet our understanding of the extent and dynamic behavior of the physiologically relevant structural changes at the inner gate in KcsA remains incomplete. Here, we use electron paramagnetic resonance, nuclear magnetic resonance, and(More)
We have characterized the conformational ensembles of polyglutamine Qn peptides of various lengths n (ranging from 6 to 40), both with and without the presence of a C-terminal polyproline hexapeptide. For this, we used state-of-the-art molecular dynamics simulations combined with a novel statistical analysis to characterize the various properties of the(More)
Characterizing large-scale structural transitions in biomolecular systems poses major technical challenges to both experimental and computational approaches. On the computational side, efficient sampling of the configuration space along the transition pathway remains the most daunting challenge. Recognizing this issue, we introduce a knowledge-based(More)
We present a novel free-energy calculation method that constructively integrates two distinct classes of nonequilibrium sampling techniques, namely, driven (e.g., steered molecular dynamics) and adaptive-bias (e.g., metadynamics) methods. By employing nonequilibrium work relations, we design a biasing protocol with an explicitly time- and history-dependent(More)
le problématique de cet article interroge comment l'entreprise produit de la valeur par la transformation des données, informations et connaissances. Notre but est de développer un cadre pour la création de valeur ajoutée issue de la connaissance pour produire un avantage concurrentiel. Pour ce faire, l'article développe une approche systématique de ces(More)