Ricardo A. Mata

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We have estimated free energies for the binding of nine cyclic carboxylate guest molecules to the octa-acid host in the SAMPL4 blind-test challenge with four different approaches. First, we used standard free-energy perturbation calculations of relative binding affinities, performed at the molecular-mechanics (MM) level with TIP3P waters, the GAFF force(More)
In this work, we present a tentative step toward the efficient implementation of polarizable molecular mechanics force fields with GPU acceleration. The computational bottleneck of such applications is found in the treatment of electrostatics, where higher-order multipoles and a self-consistent treatment of polarization effects are needed. We have(More)
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The proteasome is a validated target for anticancer therapy, and proteasome inhibition is employed in the clinic for the treatment of tumors and hematological malignancies. Here, we describe crystal structures of the native human 20S proteasome and its complexes with inhibitors, which either are drugs approved for cancer treatment or are in clinical trials.(More)
In Molecular Mechanics simulations, the treatment of electrostatics is the most computational intensive task. Modern force fields, such as the AMOEBA, which include explicit polarization effects, are particularly computationally demanding. We propose a static dataflow architecture for accelerating polarizable force fields. Results, obtained with Maxeler's(More)
In this work, we present a first step towards the efficient implementation of polarizable molecular mechanics force fields with GPU acceleration. The computational bottleneck of such applications is found in the treatment of electrostatics, where higher-order multipoles and a self-consistent treatment of polarization effects are needed. We have coded these(More)
We present the implementation of a new molecular mechanics program designed for use in mobile platforms, the first specifically built for these devices. The software is designed to run on Android operating systems and is compatible with several modern tablet-PCs and smartphones available in the market. It includes molecular viewer/builder capabilities with(More)
A series of electronic structure calculations has been carried out on an artificial anion binding host. The compound with four Pd(II) cations and a total of eight bis-monodentate pyridyl ligands forms by self-assembly an interpenetrated double cage with three binding pockets. Through the use of a simple push-and-pull model connecting the potentials of the(More)