Miguel X. Fernandes

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Hydrodynamic properties (translational diffusion, sedimentation coefficients and correlation times) of short B-DNA oligonucleotides are calculated from the atomic-level structure using a bead modeling procedure in which each non-hydrogen atom is represented by a bead. Using available experimental data of hydrodynamic properties for several oligonucleotides,(More)
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In the absence of an experimentally solved structure, a homology model of a protein target can be used instead for virtual screening of drug candidates by docking and scoring. This approach poses a number of questions regarding the choice of the template to use in constructing the model, the accuracy of the screening results, and the importance of allowing(More)
Standard uses of ligand-receptor docking typically focus on the association of candidate ligands with a single targeted receptor, but actual applications increasingly require comparisons across multiple receptors. This study demonstrates that comparative docking to multiple receptors can help to select homology models for virtual compound screening and to(More)
Artificial neural networks (ANNs) have several applications; one of them is the prediction of biological activity. Here, ANNs were applied to a set of 32 compounds with anticancer activity assayed experimentally against two cancer cell lines (A2780 and T-47D). Using training and test sets, the obtained correlation coefficients between experimental and(More)
This work focuses on the conformational and dynamic properties of the antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), BP100 and pepR, when confined within model membrane systems. Brownian dynamics (BD) simulations of a coarse-grained model of each respective peptide in an environment reproducing the phospholipid bilayer were carried out. Simple mean-field potentials were(More)
We simulate, by Brownian dynamics, the distribution, orientation and diffusion of a rigid molecule, represented as a dumbbell, with amphipathic nature, embedded in a model membrane. The significant features of a biological membrane are reproduced by means of a Maier-Saupe orienting potential, an enclosing potential and a lipophobic potential. We also(More)
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