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In a recent article (Lee, M. S.; Salsbury, F. R. Jr.; Brooks, C. L., III. J Chem Phys 2002, 116, 10606), we demonstrated that generalized Born (GB) theory provides a good approximation to Poisson electrostatic solvation energy calculations if one uses the same definitions of molecular volume for each. In this work, we present a new and improved analytic(More)
Based on recent developments in generalized Born (GB) theory that employ rapid volume integration schemes (M. S. Lee, F. R. Salabury, Jr., and C. L. Brooks III, J Chem Phys 2002, 116, 10606) we have recast the calculation of the self-electrostatic solvation energy to utilize a simple smoothing function at the dielectric boundary. The present GB model is(More)
Protein domain prediction is often the preliminary step in both experimental and computational protein research. Here we present a new method to predict the domain boundaries of a multidomain protein from its amino acid sequence using a fuzzy mean operator. Using the nr-sequence database together with a reference protein set (RPS) containing known domain(More)
Acknowledgments This report was written by John Michael Lee Jr., policy director in Advocacy at the College Board, and Tafaya Ransom, a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education and former College Board intern. The foreword for this report was written by Ronald A. Williams, vice president for Advocacy. This report(More)
The heat capacity has played a major role in relating microscopic and macroscopic properties of proteins and their disorder-order phase transition of folding. Its calculation by atomistic simulation methods remains a significant challenge due to the complex and dynamic nature of protein structures, their solvent environment, and configurational averaging.(More)
The imminent introduction of the draft PhyloCode (Cantino & de Queiroz, 2000) governing application of phylogenetic nomenclature (de Queiroz & Gauthier, 1990, 1992) has generated considerable discussion in this journal and elsewhere. Some contentious issues include the information content of Linnaean ranks, stability in meaning and content of taxon names,(More)
Advances in theory and algorithms for electronic structure calculations must be incorporated into program packages to enable them to become routinely used by the broader chemical community. This work reviews advances made over the past five years or so that constitute the major improvements contained in a new release of the Q-Chem quantum chemistry package,(More)
This study compares generalized Born (GB) and Poisson (PB) methods for calculating electrostatic solvation energies of proteins. A large set of GB and PB implementations from our own laboratories as well as others is applied to a series of protein structure test sets for evaluating the performance of these methods. The test sets cover a significant range of(More)