Mary A. Rohrdanz

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We present a multiscale method for the determination of collective reaction coordinates for macromolecular dynamics based on two recently developed mathematical techniques: diffusion map and the determination of local intrinsic dimensionality of large datasets. Our method accounts for the local variation of molecular configuration space, and the resulting(More)
We introduce a hybrid density functional that asymptotically incorporates full Hartree-Fock exchange, based on the long-range-corrected exchange-hole model of Henderson et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 128, 194105 (2008)]. The performance of this functional, for ground-state properties and for vertical excitation energies within time-dependent density functional(More)
A summary of the technical advances that are incorporated in the fourth major release of the Q-CHEM quantum chemistry program is provided, covering approximately the last seven years. These include developments in density functional theory methods and algorithms, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) property evaluation, coupled cluster and perturbation(More)
A recent study on the dynamics of polymer reversal inside a nanopore by Huang and Makarov [J. Chem. Phys. 128, 114903 (2008)] demonstrated that the reaction rate cannot be reproduced by projecting the dynamics onto a single empirical reaction coordinate, a result suggesting the dynamics of this system cannot be correctly described by using a single(More)
Several methods have been developed in the past few years for the analysis of molecular dynamics simulations of biological (macro)molecules whose complexity is difficult to capture by simple projections of the free-energy surface onto one or two geometric variables. The locally scaled diffusion map (LSDMap) method is a nonlinear dimensionality reduction(More)
The nature of the optical cycle of photoactive yellow protein (PYP) makes its elucidation challenging for both experiment and theory. The long transition times render conventional simulation methods ineffective, and yet the short signaling-state lifetime makes experimental data difficult to obtain and interpret. Here, through an innovative combination of(More)
Photoactive yellow protein was first discovered in <i>Halorhodospira halophilia</i>, causing the bacterium to flee potentially DNA-damaging light, and serves as a model system for signaling proteins. Upon absorption of a blue photon, PYP's chromophore undergoes a trans-to-cis isomerization that disrupts the hydrogen bond network in the core of the protein,(More)
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