Shun Sakuraba

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We provide evidence supporting that protein-protein and protein-ligand docking poses are functions of protein shape and intrinsic dynamics. Over sets of 68 protein-protein complexes and 240 nonhomologous enzymes, we recognize common predispositions for binding sites to have minimal vibrations and angular momenta, while two interacting proteins orient so as(More)
Protein dynamics evolves in a high-dimensional space, comprising aharmonic, strongly correlated motional modes. Such correlation often plays an important role in analyzing protein function. In order to identify significantly correlated collective motions, here we employ independent subspace analysis based on the subspace joint approximate diagonalization of(More)
A novel, efficient sampling method for biomolecules is proposed. The partial multicanonical molecular dynamics (McMD) was recently developed as a method that improved generalized ensemble (GE) methods to focus sampling only on a part of a system (GEPS); however, it was not tested well. We found that partial McMD did not work well for polylysine decapeptide(More)
Comparing two trajectories from molecular simulations conducted under different conditions is not a trivial task. In this study, we apply a method called Linear Discriminant Analysis with ITERative procedure (LDA-ITER) to compare two molecular simulation results by finding the appropriate projection vectors. Because LDA-ITER attempts to determine a(More)
Acetylation of lysine residues in histone tails is associated with gene transcription. Because histone tails are structurally flexible and intrinsically disordered, it is difficult to experimentally determine the tail conformations and the impact of acetylation. In this work, we performed simulations to sample H3 tail conformations with and without(More)
ERmod is a software package to efficiently and approximately compute the solvation free energy using the method of energy representation. Molecular simulation is to be conducted at two condensed-phase systems of the solution of interest and the reference solvent with test-particle insertion of the solute. The subprogram ermod in ERmod then provides a set of(More)
We herein propose the multiple Markov transition matrix method (MMMM), an algorithm by which to estimate the stationary probability distribution from independent multiple molecular dynamics simulations with different Hamiltonians. Applications to the potential of mean force calculation in combination with the umbrella sampling method are presented. First,(More)
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